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  • USCIS Extending COVID-19 Flexibilities

    USCIS recently announced that it is extending its COVID-19 related flexibilities through October 23, 2022. These flexibilities are designed to ease the burden on the U.S. immigration system and assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors, and USCIS immigration agents. These flexibilities allow USCIS to consider a response received within 60 calendar days after the due date […]
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  • Client Approval: Marriage-Based Green Card

    Erica Chiodo presents Berardi’s latest Marriage-Based Green Card client approval video. You may also be interested in this related content from our website: Marriage-Based Green Cards Do You Need a Lawyer for Marriage-Based Green Cards? Preparing for Your Marriage-Based Green Card Interview If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love […]
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  • How Can We Fix US Immigration? Ep. 3

    The U.S. immigration system is broken. It’s been broken since I graduated law school 25 years ago. Watch Episode 3 of Berardi’s “How Can We Fix US Immigration?” series below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Can I work remotely for a U.S. employer with an H-1B, L-1, or TN visa?

    The COVID-19 pandemic greatly shifted workplace environments around the world. Many companies implemented long-term remote options for their employees. Since this implementation, several questions were raised as to how U.S. visa holders would navigate this drastic change. One common question we receive is: can an H-1B, L-1 or TN visa holder work remotely for a […]
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  • What’s the Deal with US Passports?

    Back in May of 2021, and most recently in March of 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued guidance to U.S. citizens permitting their use of expired U.S. passports. U.S. citizens have been allowed to use their passport that expired on or after January 1, 2020, to return to the U.S. This temporary form of […]
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  • NEXUS Benefits

    The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing when entering the United States and Canada. Watch the video below for more info and check out our post on If You’re Trying to Get a NEXUS Card. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Time Frame Extended for Uniting for Ukraine Parolees: Compliance with Medical Screening and Attestation

    Uniting for Ukraine was put into effect on April 21, 2022, to provide a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States to stay in the U.S. temporarily for a two-year period of parole. These individuals must have a supporter in the U.S. who agree to provide them […]
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  • Random Testing at Canadian Airports

    To complete your arrival test you must (if you have been selected for random testing): Register with the approved test provider for the province of your point of entry. Use the same email address you used for ArriveCAN. Schedule your test with the test provider. Complete the test by end of day the next calendar […]
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  • How Can We Fix US Immigration? Ep. 2

    The U.S. immigration system is broken. It’s been broken since I graduated law school 25 years ago. In the coming weeks, we’re going to explore why the system is broken and how to fix it. Watch the latest video below. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear […]
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  • USCIS Implements Second Phase of Premium Processing for Filed EB-1 and EB-2 Form I-140 Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is beginning to implement its second phase of premium processing for certain petitioners who have a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers. This is specifically meant for Form I-140s filed under EB-1 and EB-2 classifications under the E13 multinational executive and manager classification or E21 classification as […]
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  • Opening an Office in the US with the L-1

    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 individual must have been employed in an executive or managerial position (L-1A), or in a specialized knowledge capacity […]
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  • Dual Citizenship/Nationality Explained

    Watch our video about dual citizenship below and check out these blog posts related to US Citizenship: US Citizenship at Birth Automatic Acquisition of US Citizenship After Birth Exploring Canadian Citizenship If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Client Approval: TN for Management Consultant

    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. Check out the client approval video below, and you may also be interested in our previous TN Spotlight: Management Consultant post on our blog. If you have any […]
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  • Everything You Need to Know About VisaScreen Certificates

    VisaScreen, also known as the Visa Credentials Assessment Service, is a comprehensive screening service used for foreign healthcare professionals who are seeking occupational visas in order to work in the United States. Upon completion and approval of an applicant’s VisaScreen, they will receive an official ICHP Certificate, satisfying the U.S. Federal screening requirements that certain […]
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  • Canada’s Express Entry Update

    Watch the latest update in the video below and read more about it in our blog post Canada’s Express Entry Draws Return to Normal Today. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • How Can We Fix US Immigration? Ep. 1

    The U.S. immigration system is broken. It’s been broken since I graduated law school 25 years ago. In the coming weeks, we’re going to explore why the system is broken and how to fix it. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • CBP Announces End of Use of Expired U.S. Passports for the Direct Return to the United States

    Back in May of 2021, and most recently, in March of 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued guidance to U.S. citizens permitting their use of expired U.S. passports. U.S. citizens have been allowed to use their passport that expired on or after January 1, 2020, to return to the U.S. This temporary form of […]
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  • Pro Bono Attorneys Needed

    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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  • Green Cards & Dual Intent

    If you’ve ever applied for a U.S. visa, you might have heard the term dual intent. Many people don’t know or understand this concept – watch the video below for the break down. You can also read more in our PERM/Green Card Center and Universal Visa Services page. If you have any questions, contact Berardi […]
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  • DHS Announces Expansion of Citizenship and Integration Grant Program and Open Application Period

    On June 27, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the open application period for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. The Program provides funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities nationally. Up to $20 million in grants will be available, which doubles last year’s available funding of $10 million.  The Program will enable […]
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