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  • The Day One Immigration Reform Plan

    President Biden is set to announce a groundbreaking immigration program that aims to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens. The Day One Immigration Reform Plan represents one of the most significant immigration reforms in decades, comparable only to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) introduced by President Obama.  […]
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  • Foundations of Success: Expanding a Property Management Business into the US with an E-2 Visa

    Navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration can be daunting for many aspiring entrepreneurs. At Berardi Immigration Law, we recently had the opportunity to guide a Canadian client through this process, enabling them to expand their property management and home renovations business into the United States.  Initial Consultation and Strategic Planning Our journey began when […]
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  • Navigating a Layoff: Transitioning to Another Nonimmigrant Status Through the I-539 Application

    Experiencing a layoff can be a challenging period, especially for those on employment-based visas in the U.S. However, filing an I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, can provide the breathing space needed to strategize your next move. This application allows nonimmigrants to transition from their former employment-based nonimmigrant category to another nonimmigrant status, like a […]
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  • E-2 Visa Success Story: Canadian Truck Restoration Business Goes South

    In the realm of business, the allure of international expansion is a testament to a company’s success and a gateway to untapped markets. This story highlights the ambitious journey of a Canadian truck restoration business owner who sought to expand his thriving company into the United States. The Journey Begins The client, operating a thriving […]
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  • L-1A Visa FAQ

    Do you hold a managerial or executive position with a multinational company? Would you like to come to the U.S. to work for the company’s U.S. operations? The L-1A visa may be a good option for you! What is the L-1A Visa Classification? The L-1A nonimmigrant visa classification is for intracompany transfers. It allows certain […]
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  • L-1B Visa FAQ

    Do you hold a position with a multinational company that requires specialized knowledge? Would you like to come to the U.S. to work for the company’s U.S. operations? The L-1B visa may be your golden ticket! What is the L-1B Visa Classification? The L-1B nonimmigrant visa classification is for intracompany transfers. It allows certain individuals […]
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  • FAQ: E-1 Treaty Trader Visa

    The E-1 Treaty Trader visa is a nonimmigrant, employment-based visa classification that allows certain foreign nationals to engage in international trade with the United States. This visa category is designed for citizens of countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the U.S. It allows them to be admitted to the United States […]
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  • Employment Authorization for E & L Spouses is Here

    Employment authorization for E & L non-immigrant spouses is here and that’s huge news for spouses of E & L holders. Watch Rebecca’s video below for more details and check out related Berardi blogs posts: USCIS Updates Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Visa Spouses Crossing the Border: Great News for L-2 & […]
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  • USCIS Updates Guidance on Employment Authorization for E and L Visa Spouses

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it is updating its guidance as to what types of documentation E and L nonimmigrant spouses may use as evidence of employment authorization based on their nonimmigrant status.  This announcement comes after a previous announcement on November 12th, 2021, in which USCIS said that it considers […]
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  • Major Settlement Will Change How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses

    USCIS has announced major policy guidance changes as to how they will adjudicate work permits for certain H-4, E, and L nonimmigrant dependent spouses. The process of obtaining employment authorization documents from USCIS has long been a problem in the immigration system. Recent litigation in the case Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas reversed the USCIS […]
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