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Implementation Memos Following Trump Immigration Executive Orders

On February 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security issued two memos, one of which is “Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest” (“2017 Enforcement memo”). This memorandum serves to implement the Executive Order President Trump issued on January 25, 2017 titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.”

The […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

H-1B Premium Processing Suspended

Starting April 3, 2017, the first day of H-1B cap filing season, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Premium processing requests received on or after April 3 will be rejected and USCIS will return any premium processing fees filed before April 3 if USCIS was unable to […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

President Trump’s Travel Ban

On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order entitled “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” in which he ordered a “temporary pause on the entry of nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers.” The March 6 executive order was […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I-601A Provisional Waiver Expansion

Effective August 29, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expanded the provisional waiver process. Prior to this date, only immediate relatives were eligible to apply for the I-601A application.  Immediate relatives include spouses and children under 21 years of age of U.S. citizens.  Family members in other preference categories, such as adult sons and daughters […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

L-1A and L-1B Visas

There is a literal alphabet soup of employment-based visas that professionals may consider in order to live and work in the United States.  Today I’d like to discuss L1-A and L1-B visas, which are a great option for foreign national professionals.  L1 visas are specifically designed for foreign nationals who have developed professional experience as […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Family Law and It’s Impact on Immigration Cases

One issue that may affect an immigration case is whether a divorce from a previous spouse is final. Ensuring that someone is actually divorced and free to re-marry is crucial, especially if a new spouse will be filing an immigration petition. If the divorce occurred in Massachusetts, the divorce does not become final the day […]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments