Why Must Some EB-2 Applicants Now Wait Longer to Get Their Green Cards?

To the surprise of many, the  EB-2 green card category is no longer “current” for anyone. This means some applicants must wait before applying for adjustment of status, the final phase of the green card process.  It also means some with pending adjustment of status applications will have to wait longer for approval than before. […]

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Medical Association and 121 Residency Programs Settle Immigration Discrimination Claims

The Justice Department recently announced agreements with 121 podiatry residency programs and the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) to resolve claims that they discriminated against work-authorized non-U.S. citizens in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The department’s investigations found that between 2013 and 2015, the programs and AACPM created and published […]

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What Should You Know About the EB-1 Green Card Backlog for Indian and Chinese Nationals?

For the first time in many years, the EB-1 green category is no longer a fast track for all who qualify. At least for now.  Recent predictions of an EB-1 visa retrogression came true when the August 2016 visa bulletin showed a final action cutoff date of January 1, 2010 for EB-1 applicants born in […]

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IMG Physicians: Negotiating your work visa sponsorship

 If you’re an IMG physician, you have an extra job-search consideration—you seek not only employment but also an employer who will sponsor your visa. Here’s what you need to know about finding a willing sponsor. When searching for job opportunities, physicians have tons of considerations—location, compensation, paid time off, work schedule, quality of life and […]

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Visas: Increased Wait Times to Get Visas at U.S. Consular Posts in India

U.S. Consular Posts in India are currently experiencing extraordinary wait times for nonimmigrant visa (NIV) interview appointments. At the time of this writing, the current wait times for all NIV categories other than B, F, and J are: Chennai – 75 days Hyderabad – 93 days Kolkata – 96 days Mumbai – 88 days New […]

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Justice Department Settles Claims Against Barrios Street Realty Inc. for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

The Justice Department recently reached a historic settlement agreement with Barrios Street Realty Inc., a company based in Lockport, Louisiana.  The agreement resolves claims that the company and its agent, Jorge Arturo Guerrero Rodriguez, discriminated against U.S. workers by preferring to hire foreign workers under the H-2B visa program. The department’s investigation found that in […]

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Netjets Services Fined $41,480 in Immigration-Related Discrimination Settlement

The Justice Department recently announced that it has reached an agreement with NetJets Services Inc. (NetJets), a business that provides private aviation services based out of Columbus, Ohio.  The agreement resolves allegations that NetJets violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against work-authorized immigrants. The Justice Department’s investigation found that […]

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Ann Massey Badmus and Celsa Rodriguez-Story Join Scheef & Stone

Scheef & Stone LLP is pleased to announce Ann Massey Badmus, partner, and Celsa Rodriguez-Story, have joined the firm, in its Frisco location.  Both Badmus and Rodriguez-Story are experienced immigration attorneys, a practice area the firm is excited to add to its offerings in response to client demand. “Scheef & Stone is well known for […]

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Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9), Remains Effective after March 31, 2016.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the current Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Remains Effective After March 31, 2016 Until further notice, employers should continue using Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This current version of the form continues to be effective even after the Office of Management and Budget control number expiration date of […]

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National Doctor’s Day 2016 is here – Happy Doctor’s Day!

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