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  • I’m on an H-1B and Have Been Laid Off. Can I Change to Visitor Status?

    Are you one of the many recently laid-off U.S. tech workers? Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo discusses whether H-1B holders can change to visitor status in the video below. Berardi can help in a variety of ways, so check out our Tech Workers Resources page and fill out our intake form for next steps. If you […]
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  • I’m a Tech Worker on an L-1 and Have Been Laid Off. What Are My Options?

    Berardi Immigration Law Associate Attorney Rebecca Bentley discusses options for L-1 tech workers that have been laid off. If you’re one of the many tech workers in the U.S. that has been laid off, we can help. Please check out our Tech Workers Resources page and fill out our intake form for next steps.
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  • Canadian Immigration: Work Permits

    There are several different paths one can take when attempting to move to and work in Canada. The Canadian government has many rules and regulations in place to control the flow of immigrants and workers coming to the country. Below, we will outline a few of the different main documents workers and employers will need […]
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  • Canadian Immigration: Marriage-Based Green Cards

    Spousal sponsorship is a popular method for obtaining a green card. At Berardi Immigration Law, we understand the importance of uniting with your significant other and will make every effort to ensure it happens. Below you’ll find some information regarding the process of receiving a marriage-based green card in Canada.  Who can I sponsor? The […]
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  • I’m on an H-1B and Have a Pending Green Card. I’ve Been Laid Off. What Are my Options?

    If you’re one of the many tech workers in the U.S. that has been laid off by your employer, check out our latest video with Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom. You may also be interested in our Tech Workers Resources page and if you want to take the next steps then just fill out our intake […]
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  • I’m on an H-1B and Have Been Laid Off. What Are My Options?

    Berardi Immigration Law Partner Jennifer Behm talks about options if you’re on an H-1B and have been laid off. If you’re one of the many tech workers in the U.S. that has been laid off, we can help you change your status and maintain lawful status in the U.S. Check out our Tech Workers Resources […]
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  • I’m on an H-1B and Have Been Laid Off. Can I Transfer to Another Employer?

    Are you one of the many tech workers in the U.S. that has been laid off by your employer? We’re sorry this happened but don’t fret. We can help you change your status and maintain lawful status in the U.S. Check out our Tech Workers Resources page and fill out our intake form for next […]
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  • Can I Still Visit Canada If I Have A DUI?

    Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie talks about “deemed rehabilitation” relative to a DWI entry into Canada. You may also wish to check out the Government of Canada’s webpage on this topic. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • DHS Begins Limited Implementation of DACA under Final Rule

    On October 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented their final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This means that DACA is now based on a formal regulation, thereby preserving and fortifying the program while the program remains the subject of litigation in court. Previously, DACA was based […]
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  • Not Vaccinated? What Does That Mean at the Border?

    Canada dropped its vaccine mandate for entry. Even some cruise lines no longer require passengers to show proof of vaccination. But the United States still requires a vaccine for entry. So, what if you’re not vaccinated? And what if you’re a green card holder or U.S. citizen? Watch this video with our Managing Partner Rosanna […]
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  • What You Need to Know About the CBP’s DNA Collection Program

    The CBP is collecting DNA from some nonimmigrant visa holders. What does this mean for you? Watch the video below to find out – and you might be interested in our previous blog post, When Will USCIS Reuse Biometrics. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from […]
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  • Thanksgiving U.S. Travel Tips

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to keep a few tips in mind that might make traveling over the long weekend easier! Just a reminder that the U.S. is still requiring non-U.S. citizens who are traveling to the U.S. to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  According to the CDC, you are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks […]
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  • Favorite Places: Hawaii

    In the video below, Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo shares one of her favorite places to travel: Hawaii! Visiting Hawaii can be a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Before you book your flight to paradise, however, it is important to take immigration law into account. If you are traveling from abroad, it may be necessary to secure a […]
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  • E-1 Visa: How To Qualify For The E-1 Treaty Trader Visa

    The E-1 visa is a treaty trader visa which allows nationals of countries with which the United States has a qualifying treaty to work in the United States in a capacity that is consistent with their profession. In this video, we will discuss how to qualify for the E-1 visa and the application process. If […]
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  • Denied Entry to Canada: Temporary Resident Permit vs Criminal Rehabilitation

    In our latest video, Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie talks about rehabilitation applications. Watch the video below and you may also be interested in our DWI Entry to Canada page. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Can I Get Deported if I have a Green Card?

    Possessing a green card allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. However, many people are unsure if they can be deported if they have a green card. The short answer is yes, green card holders can be deported. Some reasons that green card holders can be deported may include: Termination of […]
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  • Laid Off Tech Worker? Consider This!

    Canadian Immigration Attorney Tiffany McKenzie discusses the option of working in Canada after the many recent layoffs in the tech industry. You may also be interested in these related posts: Options for Laid Off Tech Workers; What Do Tech Layoffs Mean for Individuals in the U.S. on a Work Visa; and more in our new […]
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  • Client Approval: TN for Engineer

    Associate Attorney Erica Chiodo discusses a recent client approval story involving a TN visa for an engineer below. 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. […]
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  • PERM Processing Times

    There are a few different paths to receiving a green card in the U.S. One way in which this can be achieved is through sponsorship by an employer via the 3-step PERM process: Obtain a Certified Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) from the Department of Labor; File a Preference Petition with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services […]
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  • Applying for TN Status as a Mexican

    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. We’ve covered applying for TN status as a Canadian in another video on our site, and below Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom discusses what’s in involved in applying for […]
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