Recapturing Time Spent Abroad for H-1B Workers

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28th Sep 2005

By: Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Natalie Joy Ang H-1B visas are issued to alien workers employed in “specialty occupations” or fashion models of distinguished merit and ability. Non-immigrant workers can only be in H-1B status for a maximum of … more

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SEVERE RETROGRESSION IN EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRANT VISAS

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22nd Sep 2005

By: Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Elsie Hui Arias According to the State Department’s visa bulletin for October 2005, certain employment immigrant visa categories will experience severe retrogression in visas available. The employment-based third-preference (EB-3) category is especially bleak, as … more

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LAWSUIT FILED TO CORRECT INAPPROPRIATE MEDICAL EXAM QUESTIONING AND MISAPPLICATION OF THE LAW AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES

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16th Sep 2005

Reeves & Associates, an immigration law firm, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines to stop improper questioning of individuals concerning experimental use of drugs in order to impose a lifetime … more

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Judge Orders USCIS to Issue Green Cards

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15th Sep 2005

By: Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Juliana L. Butler On August 24, 2005, a federal judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to issue green cards to thousands of people granted lawful permanent resident status by an Immigration Judge. … more

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IMPROVED USCIS POLICY FOR CHANGING EMPLOYERS

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8th Sep 2005

By: Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Elsie Hui Arias The Department of Homeland Security — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released an interoffice memorandum which clarifies how the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (“AC21”) applies to … more

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245(i) Eligibility

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1st Sep 2005

On March 9, 2005, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services issued an Interoffice Memorandum providing clarification regarding the eligibility requirements for applications to adjust status under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Section 245(i) of the Immigration and … more

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