When Immigration Matters

F-1 Student Visa Seminar : From F-1 VIsa to Green Card & Beyond

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 3:01 PM

Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable to Present Fall Immigration Seminar

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DOJ Fines IBM for Discriminatory H1-B Hiring Practices

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 @ 10:48 AM

The Justice Department announced that it reached an agreement yesterday with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) resolving allegations that the company violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when it placed online job postings for application and software developers that contained citizenship status preferences for F-1 and H-1B temporary visa holders.  F-1 visas are issued to foreign students studying in the United States, and H-1B visas are issued to foreign nationals with technical expertise in specialized fields.  

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How Do I Bring an Employee to Legally Work in the US?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Fri, Jan 18, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains how to legally bring a employee to work in the United States.

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What is an EB-1 Visa?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains how to bring an employee to work in the United States with an EB-1 visa.

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How to Qualify for an EB-2 or EB-3 Visa?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains how to legally bring an employee to the United States. 

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How to Qualify for an EB-5 Investor Visa

Posted by Michael Pollak on Sun, Jan 13, 2013 @ 7:14 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains how to get a green card by investing in the United States. 

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USCIS Publishes New Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 4:01 PM

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Visa Office Discusses Priority Dates for Employment Based Visas

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 2:21 PM

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, discussed the Visa Bulletin, visa demand in the employment preference categories, and predictions for FY2012 and beyond with Charlie Oppenheim of the Visa Office (AILA INfonet Doc No. 12012349 posted 6/28/2012). Here are notes from that discussion:

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Visa Bulletin for March 2012 is Out.

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

Visa Bulletin Dates – Employment – March 2012

Great News.  EB2 for India and China moves ahead to May 2010. 

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USCIS Starts Accepting H-1B Visa Applications on April 1, 2012

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

On April 1, 2012, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) starts accepting H-1B visa applications for the 2013 fiscal year (which starts on October 1, 2012).

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