Why Become a U.S. Citizen? Some of the Many Good Reasons

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28th Apr 2017

Becoming an American citizen is the culmination of the American dream. A citizen can shape American politics through voting.  Citizens have greater ability to convey immigration benefits to family members.  In fact, in some circumstances, children automatically gain citizenship when … more

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21st Apr 2017

By Attorneys Nancy E. Miller and Michael Bhotiwihok In Ramirez v. Brown, the Ninth Circuit recently held that a Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) recipient is eligible to adjust to legal permanent resident status in the United Status.  The Ninth Circuit … more

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Spouses of Certain H-1B Visa Holders at Risk of Losing Work Authorization

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13th Apr 2017

By Attorneys Brittany M. Milliasseau and Nancy E. Miller During the Obama administration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enacted a rule that allows the spouses of certain H-1B specialty occupation workers to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs).  Prior … more

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Beating the Lottery: Understanding and Overcoming the H-1B Cap

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6th Apr 2017

By: Attorneys Eric R. Welsh & Nancy E. Miller On Monday, April 3, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting petitions from employers seeking to hire professionals with “specialized knowledge” in the H-1B nonimmigrant category.  An approved … more

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