USCIS Unveils New Technology Approach to Enable Expansion of Online Filing

To assist in transitioning to a digital business model, USCIS has announced a strategy known as eProcessing. This process allows for digitally filing of a benefit, communicating with USCIS online, as well as being notified of a decision on a case. Initially, this new process allows certain visitors for business and pleasure and vocational students to apply online to extend their stay in the U.S. Applicant eligibility requirements currently available for eProcessing can be found online at uscis.gov/i539online. Agency technology has been integrated to improve decision timeliness, increase transparency during the application process, and accelerate the availability of online filing of benefits. USCIS is seeking to modernize processes toward the goal of creating a paperless solution. eProcessing will create official digital immigration records to allow faster access to applicant data and provide a more responsive experience. Additional immigration classifications will be available for eProcessing and announced in the future. If you are interested in immigrating to the United States, be sure to contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today!
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Zach Ahlstrom Joins Berardi Immigration Law as Associate Attorney

Congratulations to Zach Ahlstrom who was officially sworn in as a licensed New York State attorney yesterday and is now an Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law!  Zach started with Berardi Immigration Law as a law clerk during his second year of law school in March 2017. He passed the bar exam in October 2018. He focuses on a wide range of petitions, including everything from employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions, to marriage-based green cards and naturalization applications. Beginning on his first day with our firm, it was immediately clear that he was destined to be an immigration attorney. He possesses a unique ability to write and has developed a deep understanding of the complexity and nuance that is natural to U.S. immigration law and regulations.  Zach graduated summa cum laude from Mercyhurst University in 2014 with a degree in Political Science. He then went on to pursue a law degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law. While attending law school, Zach was a writing fellow for two years. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, baseball and riding his bike — anything to get him outdoors. Berardi Immigration Law is proud to have Zach as the newest […]
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USCIS Releases Update for Notice to Appear Policy

On November 8th, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a press release notifying the public that it is continuing to implement an earlier Policy Memorandum (PM) from June 28, 2018.  USCIS may issue Notices to Appear (NTAs) based on denials of Applications for T Nonimmigrant Status; Petitions for U Nonimmigrant Status; Petitions for Amerasian Widow(er), or Special Immigrant; Refugee/Asylee Relative Petitions (when the beneficiary is present in the U.S.); Petitions for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant; and Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with regards to the underlying form types previously listed. It is important to note that applicants, beneficiaries or self-petitioners whose petitions are denied and do not have authorization to remain in the U.S. and fail to depart may be issued NTAs. USCIS plans to continue its efforts to send denial letters for these applications and petitions in a timely manner to ensure adequate notice regarding period of authorized stay, checking travel compliance, or validating departure from the U.S.  Originally, USCIS began implementing the PM for Applications to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Applications to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. This was part of an effort to introduce these changes through an […]
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Berardi Immigration Law Unveils Brand New Website

Berardi Immigration Law has recently unveiled a brand new website with a completely different look and feel. We wanted to be sure our website was as easy to navigate as possible and was also a source of information for our clients. We invite you to spend some time on our new website and check out all of the information we have pertaining to your U.S. immigration needs. You’ll find a variety of articles, frequently asked questions, videos, and our newly introduced chat box feature which allows you to communicate directly with our office in real time. We also encourage you to subscribe to our blog. We regularly publish news posts and comprehensive quarterly immigration updates so that our clients can receive the latest information on immigration topics and trends. Our client relationships are at the heart of our firm. We treat each client as if they are our only client. By combining big firm knowledge, resources and expertise with outstanding service, our award-winning team of lawyers is able to handle all our client’s immigration needs with a personal touch. We work with corporations and individual business professionals across the globe, including Fortune 1000 companies, business owners, professionals, artists, celebrities and […]
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