DEPT OF LABOR RELEASES STREAMLINED LABOR CERTIFICATION PERM REGS

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28th Dec 2004

By Elsie Hui Arias, Esq. and Robert L. Reeves, Esq. The Department of Labor (DOL) has finally published regulations to implement its new streamlined labor certification system, entitled “Program Electronic Review Management” or “PERM.” PERM, which will be effective March … more

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT REEVES & ASSOCIATES

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22nd Dec 2004

By: Attys. Robert L. Reeves and Armineh Ebrahimian It was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. So it’s Christmas time again. Hopefully you are with your family as … more

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Cut-off Announced in the Availability of U.S. Visas

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16th Dec 2004

By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Brian Spalter On December 8, 2004, the United States government released the immigrant visa availability numbers for the month of January 2005. What makes this latest release particularly important, however, is that it informs … more

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NEW RELIEF-COURT STRIKES DOWN REINSTATEMENT OF DEPORTATION ORDERS BY UCIS

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By: Attys. Robert L. Reeves & Nancy E. Miller The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has returned some measure of protection to aliens who have illegally returned to the U.S. after having been deported. Until 1996, an alien who reentered … more

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LOSING PERMANENT RESIDENCY THROUGH ABANDONMENT

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8th Dec 2004

Aliens who have been granted lawful permanent resident status must be careful not to accidentally lose their status through abandonment. When lawful permanent residents return to the United States after traveling abroad, they are actually applying for admission as an … more

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Major Changes in H-1B Visa Law

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2nd Dec 2004

The U.S. Congress has been debating several proposed laws that would have a very significant impact on people planning to work and/or live in the United States. One of these laws, the FY 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 4818), has … more

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