Welcoming Catherine Dines to Berardi Immigration Law

Join us in welcoming Catherine Dines to the Berardi Immigration law team. She will serve as a great addition to our award-winning roster of highly knowledgeable legal professionals. Catherine is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School, where she served as a legal extern for the National Immigrant Justice Center and a […]
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Immigration Update: AOS Applicants to Experience Delays in Issuance of EAD & Advance Parole Cards

If an individual is currently residing in the U.S. and qualifies for permanent resident status, a green card may be obtained without leaving the country. This process is called Adjustment of Status (AOS). Part of the AOS application process involves applying for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD or work permit) and a travel permit (Advance […]
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President Trump Unveils 70-Point Immigration Enforcement Plan to Congress

On October 8, 2017, President Donald Trump submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress proposing strict immigration reform – including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S. The plans include President Trump’s calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, […]
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Frequently Asked Questions: DACA

On September 5, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated a gradual phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Over the next six months, DHS will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization. Q: Is there a grace period for DACA recipients with expiring EADs to make arrangements […]
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Update: Premium Processing Resumed for All H-1B Petitions

Beginning October 3, 2017, USCIS will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Premium processing was temporarily suspended by USCIS back on April 3, 2017 in an effort to reduce overall H-1B processing times. Individuals with a pending Form I-129 can now file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, and a copy of their […]
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Who Pays for H-1B and Green Card Fees?

Clients commonly ask who is required to pay the fees associated with filing an H-1B or a green card petition through an employer. The answer is not always straightforward. Below is a breakdown of the fees linked to each petition and who is required to pay. H-1B When filing an H-1B petition, there are two […]
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President Trump Issues New Travel Ban Barring Travel from Seven Countries

Sunday night, President Trump issued a new executive order indefinitely banning almost all travel to the United States from seven countries, including most of the nations covered by his original travel ban and adding North Korea, Chad and Venezuela. Sudan has been dropped from the list. The new order cites threats to national security posed […]
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