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  • F-1 ‘Cap-Gap’ Status and Work Authorization Only Valid Through Sept. 30, 2018

    F-1 students who have an H-1B petition that remains pending after October 1, 2018, risk accruing unlawful presence if they continue to work on or after October 1, 2018 (unless otherwise authorized to continue employment), as their “cap-gap” work authorization is only valid through September 30, 2018. Due to increased demand for immigration benefits, resulting […]

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  • Careful consideration should be given to degree for TN application

    In another successful TN border case, Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, represented a client who wanted to obtain a TN visa. The TN visa is available to Canadian or Mexican nationals seeking employment under the NAFTA Treaty.  The job position must be one of the approved professions set forth by NAFTA, like Accountant, Computer Systems Analyst, Engineer, and […]

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  • New Filing Option for Canadian TN Nonimmigrants

    Effective October 1, 2012, changes to filing procedures for TN classification have changed.  These changes impact both individuals and employers of foreign nationals.  Filing of L petitions are not effected by these changes. Canadian TN Nonimmigrants USCIS is now accepting Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers, filed on behalf of Canadian citizens seeking TN classification […]

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  • How will the Beyond the Border Implementation Affect You?

    In February of 2011, U.S. President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan under which both countries work together to achieve security on our borders while facilitating the lawful movement of people and goods. Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canaddian Border Services Agency […]

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  • NEXUS helps time-strapped business travelers

    If you frequently travel between Canada and the U.S. for business, you have probably grown accustomed to long lines and delays at airports and border crossings. For frequent business travelers, using a NEXUS card to cross the border is a great solution to avoid lines,

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  • HR Professionals Ask About their Employment-Based Immigration Concerns

    Recently, Berardi Immigration Law reached out to a number of our corporate immigration clients to find out what some of the most frequently asked questions from their foreign employees are.   Here are some of those responses: Q: Can foreign employees working in the U.S. travel outside the U.S.? A: Generally yes but the requirements may […]

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  • Noncitizen Pharmacists Win Big Decision in New York State

    In a recent case brought up the U.S. Court of Appeals by nonimmigrant pharmacists, the Second Circuit applied strict scrutiny review and found that New York Educ. Law §6805(1)(6), which limits the issuance of pharmacist licenses to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents only, is unconstitutional.

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  • The "Obvious" Visa Category is Not Always the Correct Visa Category

    Earlier this week, Berardi Immigration Law represented a member of a long-established religious order of friars. Our client was seeking entry into the U.S. to complete a religious program of spiritual discernment and volunteer work. The immigration regulations provide for an R-1 nonimmigrant category which allow full-time religious ministers and workers to enter the U.S.

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  • Deferred Action is NOT a path to Citizenship

    USCIS begins accepting requests for deferred action for childhood arrivals on August 15, 2012.  Individuals who can demonstrate through “verifiable documentation” that they meet the established guidelines will be considered for deferred action.  Click here to view the guidelines.

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  • Cross-Border Motorists to Get Enhanced Border Wait Time Information

    New traffic scanners will provide cross-border motorists with minute-by-minute updates at the Peace Bridge and Queenston-Lewiston Bridge.

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