When Immigration Matters

Some Lessons from the Trenches To Help Success With H-1B Applications in 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 7:00 AM

Can you believe that H-1B Season is upon us?   Each year, I say it seems like yesterday we filed last year’s H-1B Cap cases.  This year is particularly true as we have only recently received all decisions on April 2019 H-1B Cap Cases.  USCIS issued the most requests for evidence and denials it has ever issued on H-1B Cap cases.  In fact, USCIS has stated that it issued requests for evidence in 70 percent of the H-1B Cap cases filed.  So, what have we learned?

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New Registration Procedures for H-1B Season Start on March 1, 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 7:15 PM

On January 9, 2020, Department of Homeland Security published a notice in the Federal Register to formally announce implementation of a new H-1B registration process. 

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Pollak PLLC's 2019 Scholarship: Winning Essay

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Dec 16, 2019 @ 3:07 PM

The winner of Pollak's 2019 scholarship was Ashley Vasnaik, who wrote an articulate essay on why immigration matters in America.

Ashley is currently a graduate student at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, where he's pursuing a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia.

We loved reading his narrative about his experience as a first-generation immigrant in the United States, and we would like to share it with our readers. Read his winning essay below.

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Karen-Lee Pollak Selected to the 2019 Texas Super Lawyer List

Posted by PR Team on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 9:23 AM

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Texas are included in the annual Super Lawyers list.

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Karen-Lee Pollak to Appear on ”South Africa Tonight” with Host Uveka Rangappa on eNCA

Posted by PR Team on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:28 AM
 
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New EB-5 Rules Effective November 21, 2019

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:53 PM
 
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Why is Your Case Taking So Long? USCIS Processing Delays Have Now Hit Crisis Levels

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Sun, Apr 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

I wanted to share this post from AILA with my followers as the current immigration climate is changing and many applicants are experiencing longer than expected delays.

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E-2 Non-Immigrant Investor Visa for Israeli Citizens Begins May 1, 2019

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Sat, Apr 27, 2019 @ 6:11 PM

WHAT IS AN E-2 VISA TO THE UNITED STATES?

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Immigration Attorney Karen-Lee Pollak Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2019

Posted by PR Team on Sat, Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:28 PM

The firm is pleased to announce that Karen-Lee Pollak has been named to the list of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2019.  “We are grateful and humbled to be acknowledged by our peers and to be included in this elite list which includes some of the best and brightest attorneys in Dallas, Texas.” Said Pollak PLLC’s Managing Attorney Karen-Lee Pollak.  Our immigration team is passionate about what we do.  We know how critical and life-changing it is to move employees, investors, entrepreneurs and family to the United States in the most cost-effective and timely manner.  We pride ourselves on our excellent client service and this recognition illustrates both our dedication and talent and our firm’s commitment to immigration law.”

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Is Work Authorization for Spouses of H-1B Holders about to be Revoked?

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Sat, Feb 23, 2019 @ 5:07 PM

On February 2015, DHS published a final rule providing employment authorization to spouses of certain H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. 

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