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H-1B Visa: Tips for Filing and Avoiding RFE

En Español & На Русском As the FY2020 H-1B filing deadline is approaching, here are some valuable tips and recommendations for filing H-1B petitions and avoiding a Request for Evidence (RFE). Below are three most common reasons RFEs were issued in the previous years: Specialty Occupation Lack of sufficient evidence proving that the position offered qualifies as a specialty […]

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TN Status: What Can I Do If I Lose My Job?

En Español & На Русском Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) TN status permits temporary stay and employment in the U.S. for citizens of Mexico and Canada. The main purpose of this visa program is to facilitate temporary employment in the U.S. for qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens, as well as to strengthen business and trade relations […]

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Immigration Detention: Top Three Things You Should Know

En Español & На Русском Immigration detention is a process where a foreign national is arrested by ICE and held against his/her will. Currently, ICE is detaining approximately 49,000 immigrants, according to The Washington Post. The main purpose of the detention is to ensure an immigrant’s appearance before The Immigration Court. ICE detains immigrants that are considered to be […]

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Marriage Green Card Interview Guide

En Español & На Русском Green Card Interview is a required step for foreign nationals adjusting their status based on Spousal petition. The purpose of the interview is to verify personal information about an applicant and to confirm that the marriage is “bona-fide”. Below are a few tips to help you to prepare for your upcoming interview and better […]

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Protection under the U.S. Law for Victims of Crime

En Español & На Русском Last month a couple walked into the Root Law Group office. Erika and her boyfriend had an appointment for a free consultation with Mr. James Root, the Founder and Principal Attorney at Root Law Group. They were in the U.S. on a tourist visa (B-2) that was about to expire the following day and […]

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Three Biggest Immigration Myths

En Español & На Русском There are a lot of misconceptions and presumptions about immigration law that prevent foreign nationals from getting immigration benefits. Below are three most common immigration myths that are important to know about. Myth No. 1 If a foreign national gets a divorce from his/her U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, (s)he will automatically lose […]

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Top Five Immigration Policy Updates that Will Affect Legal Immigrants in the U.S. in 2019

En Español & На Русском Immigration law is complex and ever-changing. Below are five important updates to immigration rules and regulations that will impact legal immigration in 2019. USCIS Expands a List of Grounds for Deportability   U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated a protocol, under which a foreign national can be issued an NTA and called to […]

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Proposed Changes to the H1B Visa Program

En Español & На Русском For many years H-1B visa program has been a popular option among U.S. tech companies, allowing them to fill in some key positions with skilled foreign workers. However, recently introduced rulemaking for the H-1B visa program left a lot of U.S. employers and foreign nationals confused about the new requirements.  The first […]

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Does the Federal Government Shutdown Affect Your Immigration Case?

  As the U.S. government shutdown continues, many foreign nationals are asking if and how this may impact them. Who is affected by the government shutdown? The following are the government programs that are affected by the shutdown: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program. Please note, that this only concerns Regional Center Investor Program, not […]

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How new “Public Charge” Rule Affects Your Immigration Case?

There are two public charge provisions: a ground ofinadmissibility, and a ground of deportability. The first applies toindividuals, seeking entry to the United States. The second applies to those,who are already present in the U.S. In the light of recent changes to immigration policy and, specifically, to the “public charge” rule, it is important to […]

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