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Karen-Lee Pollak

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USCIS to Announce FY 2021 H-1B Registrant Selections on March 31, 2020

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 3:02 PM
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The Impact of Coronavirus on Visa Approvals at the USCIS

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 3:37 PM
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BREAKING NEWS: Massive Coronovirus Stimulus May Increase EB5 Quota and Reduce Investment to $450K

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 @ 2:40 PM

Dramatic EB5 News from, ILW.

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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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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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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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