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(Great) Changes For L2 Visa Holders

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Fri, Mar 11, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Spouses and dependents of L1 visa holders are issued L2 Visas.  L-1A visas are foreign nationals who come to work in the US in a managerial or executive capacity. L-1Bs are similar, but the nature of work pertains to specialized knowledge. These are non-immigrant visas that enable you to live in the United States for a limited amount of time. 

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It is H1-B Season Again. Are You Ready?

Posted by Karen Pollak on Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 3:09 PM

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 filed certain H-1B Cap Cases randomly selected in a third lottery.  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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Defining & Demonstrating Extraordinary Abilities

Posted by Karen Pollak on Thu, Feb 03, 2022 @ 10:33 AM

For those seeking an employment-based immigration visa, you may have the ability to receive a designation of first preference (EB-1). These visas are specifically for noncitizens who have proven to be leaders in their designated field. Generally, these people are academics, researchers, artists, athletes, and executives. 

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What to Expect During Your US Visa Interview

Posted by Pollak PLLC on Fri, Jan 14, 2022 @ 4:16 PM

Congratulations! You have a visa interview scheduled and are wondering what to expect. This article will break down everything you need to know about the big day.

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The U.S. Welcomes Back International Friends—with Conditions

Posted by Pollak PLLC on Wed, Dec 15, 2021 @ 2:42 PM

The hidden impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic can be seen among the frayed personal relationships that connect people across the world. Family, friends, and romantic partners have been separated by more than just oceans and borders.

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How Can I Get a Temporary Visa to Work in the U.S.?

Posted by Pollak PLLC on Mon, Nov 15, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

American companies can often benefit from bringing over foreign talent to fill out their workforce. When finding the right employee proves difficult, experienced and knowledgeable legal counsel can help you check all the legal boxes when sponsoring a foreign worker.

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When Immigration Matters Selected to Top 100 Immigration Blogs By Feedspot

Posted by PR Team on Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 10:22 AM

We are excited to share that our blog, "When Immigration Matters" has been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Immigration Blogs on the web. This is the most comprehensive list of on the internet and we are honored to be part of this!  We are thrilled that our thoughts and insights are valued and helping those seeking to immigrate to the United States.

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Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Sat, Nov 06, 2021 @ 2:36 PM


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General Process For Employment-Based Green Card Applications

Posted by Pollak PLLC on Thu, Oct 14, 2021 @ 10:43 AM

Lawful permanent residence (or permanent residency), which is the legal status for green card holders, can allow non-residents and their family the freedom to travel the country, work, and send your kids to public schools. No longer will they have to worry about visa extensions and planning their lives around time periods of only a few years. 

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How Can H-2A and H-2B Workers Get Green Cards?

Posted by Pollak PLLC on Wed, Sep 15, 2021 @ 3:53 PM

Many employment-based visas allow a path for temporary visa holders to become lawful permanent residents by obtaining a green card. Even though H-2A and H-2B visas are temporary in nature, there are ways for these workers to obtain green cards. The H-2 visa evidences non-immigrant intent, and the green card evidences immigrant intent. If an H-2 worker evidences immigrant intent, it is unlikely their H-2 visa will be renewed. This process is quite nuanced and should be timed very carefully.   

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