O Visa – New Guidance for Individuals of Extraordinary Ability

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28th Apr 2016

By Angela Ho & Nancy E. Miller U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released long-awaited policy guidance for adjudicating O nonimmigrant petitions in cases where comparable evidence is introduced as an alternative standard. The government grants O-1A and O-1B … more

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Grace Poe and the Idea of Citizenship

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25th Apr 2016

By Attorneys Eric R. Welsh & Nancy E. Miller In most countries, including the United States, citizenship is the ultimate immigration status.  A citizen of the United States cannot be deported or removed from the country, and only a citizen … more

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Petitioning A Beloved Significant Other Before Marriage

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21st Apr 2016

By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller The ability to see your spouse on a daily basis makes a lot of people very happy. With as hard as people work and the stresses they encounter on a daily … more

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19th Apr 2016

Passing the Torch By Nancy E. Miller, May Zhang, Flomy Diza, Devin Connolly and Eric Welsh It is with profound sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of our founder and Senior Partner Robert L. Reeves. Attorney Reeves began practicing … more

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Recent Developments in Asylum

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As the world continues to suffer from tumultuous conflicts and wars, there are people in many countries who are victims of persecution and might desire to seek safety outside their home country. The United States accepts applications for asylum or … more

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Immigrant Visa Denied – What’s the Next Step?

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Securing an immigrant visa to the United States can be a long and stressful process. After waiting months or even years, an applicant concludes the process with a brief and concise interview with a consular officer. In the best case … more

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USCIS recently announced that it expects the expanded provisional waiver program to be open for business within the first part of 2016. Seeing as March is already upon us, it would seem the provisional waiver expansion could be here any … more

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Working In The U.S. With An H-1B Visa

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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) will being accepting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 on April 1, 2016. It is vitally important to file the petition exactly on April 1st. If not, as discussed below, you risk the … more

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Why Naturalize: to Vote and for Much More!

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Election season is upon us! There are estimates that over 8 million people here in the United States are eligible to embark upon the naturalization process to become citizens and, if they submit their applications in the very near future, … more

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Green Card Marriages Are Not A Realistic Option

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Desperate times call for desperate measures! We have all heard this phrase many times in our lives. But the reality is that these desperate measures often produce disastrous results. In the context of immigration law, the desperate act of marrying someone … more

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