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  • 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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  • AILA Policy Brief Summary on USCIS Notice to Appear Guidance Released

    On July 17, 2018, AILA released “AILA Policy Brief: New USCIS Notice to Appear Guidance.” This document provides an overview of recent policy shifts regarding USCIS, as well as how this policy shift will impact immigrants in the U.S. On June 28, 2018, USCIS announced a new policy regarding the issuance of Notices to Appear […]

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  • Using a Credit Card to Pay USCIS Filing Fees

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it has implemented credit card payment options for the filing fees associated with most of its forms. The new payment method is now available for the 41 fee-based forms processed at USCIS Lockbox facilities. All 41 fee-based forms are available to download at uscis.gov. In […]

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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 […]

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  • New USCIS Filing Fees Effective December 23, 2016

    USCIS has just announced a final rule that will increase the filing fees for most U.S. immigration applications and petitions. The new fee schedule will take effect on December 23, 2016. USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees that applicants and petitioners pay for immigration benefits. By law, USCIS is required to conduct fee […]

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  • Beyond the Border: A United States-Canada Joint Declaration

    “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness” is a joint initiative between the United States and Canada to enhance security and expedite trade and travel in order to benefit both nations. From the declaration by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper released on February 4, 2011: “The United States and […]

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  • New Immigrant Fee Payment Process for New Green Card Holders

    Earlier this month, USCIS announced that they are moving the existing online payment for the “USCIS Immigrant Fee” to its Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS).  Green card holders pay this fee as part of their initial entry to the U.S. USCIS began collecting the $165 fee of from foreign nationals seeking permanent residence in the […]

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