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TN Visa Professionals and Applications for Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Cards)

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

A Canadian or Mexican citizen may work in the U.S. under NAFTA TN visa status and file for lawful permanent residence. With careful planning a Canadian or Mexican citizen may both file for a green card and continue to work in the U.S. under TN visa status until the green card is issued. Bona… Read More »

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Long-Awaited Guidance on L-1B Visa Petitions

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another crucial step toward administrative reform of our immigration laws. The agency issued policy guidance for comment. on its adjudication of L-1B “specialized knowledge” visa petitions. The L-1 category allows a U.S. multinational company to transfer talented employees, who have worked for a related entity… Read More »

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GOP’s Strategy Will Harm National Security

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

Although a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security may not be such a big deal, because critical programs and personnel would have to keep working even if they are not getting paid, it would be an international PR disaster for the United States legislature to refuse to fund its largest security department… Read More »

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Часто задаваемые вопросы o получения гражданства Соединенных Штатов

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

СКОЛЬКО ВРЕМЕНИ ЗАНИМАЕТ ПРОЦЕСС НАТУРАЛИЗАЦИИ? По-разному, но в среднем в штате New York от подачи формы заявления до получения гражданства проходит от шести до восьми месяцев. КАК УЗНАТЬ О СТАТУСЕ МОЕГО ЗАЯВЛЕНИЯ НА НАТУРАЛИЗАЦИЮ Вы можете проверить статус вашего заявления на натурализацию на сайте по адресу: www.uscis.gov или позвонив в USCIS Customer Service по… Read More »

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Executive Order on Immigration: Rumor v. Truth

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

It’s been four weeks since President Obama spoke to the Nation on Immigration Action and our office is getting a lot of inquiries on the subject. It seems that people are very confused about exactly what to expect, as there are a lot of rumors and speculations. The following are four clarifications that will… Read More »

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How to Keep Your Green Card

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

U.S. Immigration law requires that a green card holder never abandon the intention of continuing to reside permanently in the United States. Simply returning to the U.S. once a year for several weeks is NOT enough. If you will be leaving the U.S. for more than one year, but less than two years, it… Read More »

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Obama’s New Immigration Policy

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his long-awaited changes to our broken immigration system. None of the changes will take place immediately, nevertheless, for 4-5 million persons, most of them undocumented, there is considerable good news. 1. Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) –Certain parents of US citizens and green card holders will… Read More »

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DV-2016: The Last Green Card Lottery?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

The Senate, in 2013, passed an immigration reform bill which would eliminate the DV lottery. It looks like the House will refuse to pass the Senate bill, but not because they like the lottery. They don’t! So, if both houses of Congress can get their act together in 2015 and pass immigration reform legislation,… Read More »

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What Is the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (S.E.V.P.)?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a program within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is a part of the National Security Investigations Division and acts as a bridge for government organizations that have an interest in information on nonimmigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be… Read More »

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals and Green Cards

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: General

On June 5, DHS announced the process for persons who have received work permits (EADs) under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs to renew their DACA status and work permits for another 2 years. Also, there is now a process by which persons in DACA status can obtain green cards. Since the… Read More »

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