Breaking News: Supreme Court Allows Latest Travel Ban to Go Into Full Effect

On Monday, December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s latest travel ban is now in full effect as legal challenges over the ban continue in lower courts. The nine-member court granted the administration’s request to lift two injunctions by lower courts that had partially blocked the ban, which is the third version […]
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Travel Ban Update: Latest Travel Ban Reinstated

The President’s third travel ban has been reinstated, for now. On Nov. 13, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an order staying the Hawaii District Court’s decision that issued a preliminary injunction against the highly controversial travel restrictions. So what does this mean? With travel ban 3.0 now in […]
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Holiday Border-crossing Tips

With the holiday season fully upon us, people are beginning to make their holiday travel plans to visit family and friends across the border. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, long-distance driving travel increases during Christmas and New Year’s by 23 percent. With so many travelers hitting the road in December, below are some […]
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2017 Employment-Based Green Card Statistics

A foreign national may obtain an employment-based green card if the beneficiary has a valid job offer from a U.S. employer. A green card is a highly sought-after immigration benefit as it allows a foreign national the opportunity to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Nonimmigrant employment-based visas, such as […]
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What is a Function Manager?

Both the L-1A and the EB-1C are designated for multinational executive or managerial employees. The L-1A is a nonimmigrant work visa that permits a company to transfer a qualifying foreign employee to the U.S. to work temporarily in a managerial or executive capacity, while the EB-1C is an immigrant visa that permits a foreign company […]
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What is ‘Aging Out?’

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), a “child” is defined as an unmarried person under the age of 21. In many situations, an alien child is eligible for immigration benefits. For example, if he or she is the child of a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, the child of a beneficiary to an […]
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Employer Practices: Form I-9

The Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired in the U.S. It is a mandatory requirement for all U.S. employers, and it must be issued to new hires including both citizens and noncitizens. Keep in mind, it is unlawful to knowingly hire or continue to employ unauthorized workers […]
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