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  • Client of the Month: Ted Logan & the PGA

    Ted Logan works in the United States for PGA of America as a Player Development Consultant. Mr. Logan has always felt passionate about golf and has found his true calling working for the PGA in the U.S. However, Ted and his family are Canadian nationals and have faced numerous immigration roadblocks to stay in the […]

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  • A Proposed Solution to the Green Card Backlog

    A new bill has just been introduced in both houses of the United States Congress that would make a dramatic change to the current immigration system by scrapping the per-country limit on green cards. Bill HR 1044, also known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, proposes that green cards be issued by category and […]

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  • Schedule A Nurses and Physical Therapists: A Fast Track to an Employment-based Green Card

    Foreign nationals looking to obtain a green card to immigrate to the U.S. who work as either nurses or physical therapists may qualify for a special form of expedited processing. As a result of significant shortages of U.S. workers, the Department of Labor (DOL) established nurses and physical therapists as Schedule A shortage occupations. Schedule […]

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  • Featured Client of the Month: Joerg Kuehnelt

    Berardi Immigration recently helped Joerg Kuehnelt obtain a green card. Before working with Berardi Immigration, Joerg had worked with an attorney who he felt lacked experience and did not fully understand the application process. Ultimately, he was denied the visa because he did not sufficiently qualify for that particular type of visa. He then turned […]

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  • Certain AOS Applications Can Be Filed Early in the Month of October 2018

    USCIS has announced that for the month of October 2018, applicants for adjustment of status in both the family-based and employment-based categories may file their I-485 applications according to the Filing Date Charts. This means that you may file your I-485 application before your priority date is current, a huge benefit for many as this […]

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  • The “One-in-Three” Rule

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a policy memorandum (PM-602-0158) providing guidance on the EB-1C immigrant visa category, specifically the “one-in-three” rule. Just for some background, the EB-1C category enables multinational managers and executives who have been employed outside the U.S. for at least one year to immigrate to the U.S. to continue […]

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  • 2017 Employment-Based Green Card Statistics

    A foreign national may obtain an employment-based green card if the beneficiary has a valid job offer from a U.S. employer. A green card is a highly sought-after immigration benefit as it allows a foreign national the opportunity to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Nonimmigrant employment-based visas, such as […]

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  • Converting an E-2 Visa into a Green Card

    E-2 Visa Background The E-2 visa category is reserved for foreign investors. It enables a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. To qualify, the treaty investor must meet a few basic requirements: The investor must be a national of […]

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  • The PERM Process: Lawfully Rejecting U.S. Workers

    PERM Labor Certification Process The EB-2 (with the exception of National Interest Waivers) and EB-3 visa categories require a U.S. employer to obtain a labor certification. This is done through Program Electronic Review Management (PERM). Under PERM regulations, a petitioning employer must first conduct a series of recruitment activities to test the labor market. If […]

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  • Client Testimonial from Shahzeb Butt, Senior Financial Analyst for Livingston International

    Berardi Immigration Law began working with Mr. Shahzeb Butt to secure employment status for him in the United States in April of 2014. Mr. Butt had been employed with Livingston International Canada in the role of Senior Financial Analyst since 2011, giving him more than three years of qualifying managerial employment. At that time, our […]

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