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Temporary Block on Immigrant Health Insurance Requirement

President Trump’s October 4th Proclamation has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge.  If allowed, it would require those seeking U.S. visas to obtain approved health insurance within 30 days of entry if they are not able to cover their own healthcare expenses. Judge Michael Simon, a Federal District Judge in Portland, Oregon, issued a nationwide temporary […]

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L-1 Case Summary 10.25.2019

In addition to summarizing a successful L-1 application, Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom covers some of the information you should know about entering the U.S. over land versus air. He explains what the I-94 would look like for each and how to check your I-94 status online.

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L-1 Functional Manager Case Summary 10.25.2019

Our firm recently assisted a senior project manager secure an L-1 visa for the full three year period. Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom was able to prove that she would fill the role of function manager, as opposed to a people manager, and would be involved with decision making in the U.S., despite having no direct reports.

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TN Geologist Case Summary 10.15.2019

  Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom describes how our team was able to prove our applicant fulfilled the requirements of the TN Geologist category by showing evidence of his education in a related field and that he would be entering the U.S. to provide services as a geologist. Thanks to his efforts, our client received a visa […]

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TN Case Summary 10.15.2019

Partner Jennifer Behm explains how our team overcame CBP’s objections for a recent TN applicant by mailing in an application to USCIS.  While we typically advise the in-person interview, our team determined that the paper option was the best choice for our client.  We were successful, and our client was able to enter the U.S. […]

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L-1 Case Summary 10.11.2019

One of applicants applied at the Derby Line point of entry in Vermont.  The first time applicant managed teams in the U.S. and Canada.  Our team overcame the challenge of establishing the affiliation between the two teams, including translating voluminous documents and highlighting what information from those documents was important for the case.  Attorney Sarah […]

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L-1 Renewal Case Summary 10.11.2019

Attorney Sarah Michalek tells us a bit about a recent applicant’s success at the border. The applicant was a long time L-1A holder, and our team was able to show that he was within the limits for days spent in the U.S., had permanent ties to Canada, and that he held a managerial role. Border […]

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New Public Charge Rule Effective Soon

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the final public charge rule last month, and it will go into effect this coming Tuesday, October 15, 2019. With this new change, individuals who are likely to rely on public benefits while in the U.S. could be denied either admission to the country or an adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident…

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Rosanna Speaks at Canisius College’s Open House

We’re very pleased that our Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, recently was invited to be the alumni speaker at Canisius College’s Open House in October 2019. Canisius College is “New York’s premier private college” in Buffalo and is Rosanna’s alma mater. Having graduated in 1994, Rosanna notes: “My education from Canisius is the foundation of every […]

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TN Solution for Healthcare Industries

There are various visa and employment authorization options available for healthcare professionals wishing to gain employment in the United States. For Canadian and Mexican applicants, the the North American Free Trade Agreement…

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Berardi Services at the Peace Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) encourages first time TN and L1 applicants to go to one designated ports of entry where applicants will receive optimized processing. There are fourteen total ports designated for optimized processing. This includes the Peace Bridge…

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Immigration and Extreme Weather: What to Know

Natural catastrophes, such as extreme weather, can affect the processing of your USCIS application, petition, immigration request, or USCIS appointment. USCIS has the discretion to take the following measures, upon request, if you have been affected by…

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Fee Announced for H-1B Electronic Registration

USCIS announced yesterday the fee involved with the newly required electronic registration of H-1B cap petitioners. The fee is $10 for each electronic registration, and it is intended to recover the costs spent on the new H-1B registration system. The proposed fee for electronic registration is…

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Back to School: Tips for International Students

As summer break comes to an end for many F-1 international students, it is important to keep in mind a few tips for a smooth entry into the U.S. for the upcoming school semester. When you re-enter at a U.S. Port of Entry, you should carry the following documents: your valid passport…

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E-2 Visa Eligible Treaty Countries

The E-2 treaty investor visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows investors from treaty countries to work in the U.S. through their investment in a U.S. enterprise. To qualify for an E-2 visa, the enterprise must be bona fide and the investment must be a significant percentage of the value of the enterprise…

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