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  • Crossing the Border: Vaccinations & Testing Requirements for U.S. Entry

    Whether you’re entering the U.S. by land or air — or applying for Green Card status at the border – there are different testing and vaccination requirements. And they are changing regularly. Berardi Immigration Law is here to help. If you have any questions about testing or vaccination requirements for U.S. entry, feel free to […]

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  • Biden administration appeals Texas court ruling finding DACA unlawful

    On September 10, 2021, the Biden Administration appealed a Texas court ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen that found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. While the Texas ruling does not automatically cancel current permits for Dreamers, it does block the government from approving all new DACA applications.  The DACA program […]

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  • How to Enter Canada with a DWI/DUI Conviction

    Our Canadian Immigration Lawyer, Tiffany McKenzie, is here to tell us how to enter Canada with a DWI/DUI conviction. If you would like more information, or to apply for a rehabilitation permit to enter Canada, contact Berardi Immigration Law today.

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  • Where is Congress on DACA?

    Will Congress finally act on DACA? Here’s our weekly video from Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi.

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  • DHS will continue Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan

    On September 9, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced there will be an automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and the validity of TPS-related documentation for beneficiaries under the designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan. Notably, the automatic extension of TPS-related documentation includes Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), which […]

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  • Client Approval: L-1A Renewal Past 7 Year Limit

    Do you need to renew your L-1A status but are beyond the seven-year limit? It can be done – just watch our video below to find out how! If you need help applying for L-1A status or with other immigration law-related matters, please contact Berardi Immigration Law today.

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  • TN Spotlight: Veterinarian

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Veterinarian. If you have any questions, or to start your TN process, contact Berardi […]

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  • CDC Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Most Green Card Applicants Beginning October 1

    Beginning October 1, 2021, green card applicants will be required to establish that they have received a complete COVID-19 vaccine series in order to be deemed eligible for permanent residence, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The COVID-19 vaccine has been added to the existing list of vaccinations already required of […]

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  • Confused About Testing? Here’s What You Need to Know to Enter Canada

    Here’s the latest on testing at the border. Our office has been getting a ton of questions about which test you need to enter Canada as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, so this video walks you through the specifics. Of course, if you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d […]

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  • Our Q3 Charity: National Kidney Foundation

    Berardi Immigration Law believes in supporting our community and encourages our employees to do the same. The firm’s core values include supporting the community, having fun, and functioning as a team both in and outside the office! Our goal is to make positive contributions to the local community through a variety of charitable donations, sponsorships […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Management Consultant

    One of the most popular TN categories is management consultant. It’s also one of the most scrutinized by CBP officers at the border. Before you apply for status, watch this video from Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Erica Chiodo. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Attorney

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Attorney. Watch the video for more info. If you have any questions, or to […]

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  • Client Approval: Admission Period vs. Approval Period

    Berardi Immigration Law Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is back with another Client Approval video. This time, she’s talking about the difference between an admission period and an approval period. Find out the details in the video below. As always, if you need assistance or have any questions, please let us know.

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  • Crossing the Border: What’s Going On With NEXUS?

    The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. But, for the most part, there has not been a way to get a NEXUS card during the pandemic. Are you thinking about applying for NEXUS? Or are you a current cardholder wondering how you’ll be able to renew? Watch […]

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  • A Warning for U.S. Work Permit Holders

    Are you a U.S. work permit holder on an overseas holiday? Just because you have a work permit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to return to the U.S. once your vacation is finished. In this video, Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli has vital information for any U.S. work permit holder who is traveling […]

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  • Canadians: Watch This Video Before You Travel

    If you’re a Canadian citizen on a U.S. work permit traveling outside North America, you need to watch this video right away. Many of our clients, who have U.S. work permits but traveled to Europe or other destination over the summer, are having difficulty flying back to the United States. Currently, U.S. travel restrictions only […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Sales Engineer

    Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli is talking about the TN category today. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Sales Engineer. If you […]

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  • USCIS Temporarily Extending Validity Period of Form I-693

    On August 12, 2021, USCIS announced that it is temporarily extending the validity period of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examinations and Vaccination Record, to four years. The form was previously valid for only two years.  Under the newly released guidance, USCIS may consider a completed Form I-693 valid if:  The civil surgeon’s signature is dated no […]

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  • Client Approval: L-1A New Office Scenario

    Attorney Erica Chiodo is here with another Client Approval video. A company needed help transferring a project manager from operations in Canada to the U.S. We used the L-1A non-immigrant classification, which allows such a transfer. Watch below for more! If you have any questions about working in the U.S., contact Berardi Immigration Law today. […]

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  • Traveling to Canada under the “Vaccinated Traveler Exemption”

    As of August 9th, fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes. Vaccinated travelers are also exempt from the quarantine and day-8 testing requirements previously implemented by the Canadian government.  How to qualify for the Vaccinated Traveler Exemption To qualify for the Vaccinated Traveler Exemption, an individual must […]

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