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  • Breaking Down the L-1 | Ep. 7: Applying with CBP

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo has part seven of our nine part series: Breaking Down the L-1. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • USCIS to Implement Next Phase of Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed EB-1 & EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    Since June 1, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has phased in an expansion of premium processing services. This expansion is part of USCIS’s efforts to increase efficiency and reduce burdens to the overall legal immigration system. The third phase of this expansion began September 15, 2022. In this phase USCIS will accept Form […]
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  • Reports Point to Canada Dropping Vaccine Requirement & ArriveCAN App

    Major news outlets are reporting that Ottawa will end vaccination requirements at the Canadian border and the controversial ArriveCAN app next week. Tiffany McKenzie, our Canadian attorney, shares more in the video below (see also our End of ArriveCAN post). If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear […]
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  • USCIS Welcomes 19,000 New Citizens in Celebration of Constitution Day & Citizenship Day

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day this year by welcoming more than 19,000 new citizens in more than 235 naturalization ceremonies across the nation between September 17 and September 23.  The nation observes Constitution Day on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September […]
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  • The End of ArriveCAN?

    Here’s the latest on border restrictions, requirements and whether the ArriveCAN app is here to stay. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • L-1B to L-1A Promotions

    Partner Jennifer Behm continues her nine-part series, Breaking Down the L-1 visa for intracompany transfers. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • E-2 Visas: The Money Trail

    The E-2 visa is a great way for foreign nationals investing in and owning U.S. businesses to live and work in the U.S. However, they are considered one of the more difficult visas to obtain, as they require substantial capital investments. There are also requirements as to how the applicant must transfer the capital needed […]
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  • Breaking Down the L-1 | Ep. 6: L-1B – Specialized Knowledge

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo is here with episode six in her a nine part series: Breaking Down the L-1, the nonimmigrant visa category for intracompany transfers and blanket L petitions. Watch below and if you have questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.
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  • Criminal Rehabilitation Application to Enter Canada | Ep. 4

    Watch the final edition of Berardi Immigration Law’s criminal rehabilitation series below with our our Canadian Immigration Attorney, Tiffany McKenzie. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Berardi Immigration Law + Hope Rises Event

    Berardi Immigration Law loves to support our community, and the latest of our efforts is this year’s Hope Rises event. Watch the video for more details and you can donate to the cause here. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • U.S. Immigration Authorities to Use Up Extra Employment Based Green Cards

    The Department of State (DOS) has determined that the fiscal year (FY) 2022 employment-based visa annual limit is 281,507, which is more than double the typical annual total. This increase is due to COVID-19. The pandemic caused a decrease in the issuance of family-based visas. Immigration law causes unused family-based visas to switch over to […]
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  • USCIS Policy Updates (Sept 2022)

    Zach shares various early September 2022 USCIS policy updates in the video below. Be sure to subscribe to Berardi Immigration Law’s social media channels to stay up to date on all of the latest immigration related news! If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • The O-1A Classification

    The O-1A category is for individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics. Extraordinary Ability means a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who has risen to the very top of the field of endeavor. To qualify for O-1 status, a beneficiary must demonstrate sustained […]
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  • Featured Client of the Month: Farina Barth

    We are so thrilled that our client, Farina Barth, became a United States citizen in August 2022. We worked with Farina throughout her immigration process, starting with her marriage based green card application, then her I-751 Removal of Conditions Application, and finally with her naturalization application!  In 2014, Farina met her future husband, Charlie Barth, […]
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  • Breaking Down the L-1 | Ep. 5: L-1A – People Manager vs. Function Manager

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo continues her nine-part series, Breaking Down the L-1, with a focus on the L-1A. The L-1 nonimmigrant category is for intracompany transfers and blanket L petitions. It is available to individuals who have worked for a foreign corporation that has a parent, subsidiary, branch or affiliate company in the U.S. The […]
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  • Criminal Rehabilitation Application to Enter Canada | Ep. 3

    Our Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie will break down the process for legally entering Canada with a criminal record. If you have a DUI/DWI conviction or other offense, and are no longer permitted entry into Canada, contact Berardi Immigration Law today and ask about applying for a Criminal Rehabilitation Permit. If you have any questions, […]
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  • DHS Issues Regulation to Preserve and Fortify DACA

    The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA allows certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, specifically those who arrived prior to turning 16, to defer their removal and apply for a renewable, two-year work […]
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  • SuperLawyers: Berardi Immigration Law Tops the List!

    Berardi Immigration Law has huge news about four of our lawyers – of the 19 immigration lawyers listed, we have 4 on the SuperLawyers list! If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Naturalization Based on Marriage

    If you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR) you have the option to pursue naturalization once you meet certain criteria. Most frequently, this is done after holding LPR status for five years. However, you may apply earlier, just three years after becoming an LPR, if you are married to a U.S. citizen. The requirements for […]
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  • Canadian Immigration Attorney Renews TN

    The TN Visa category was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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