Immigration 2018: A Look at the Year Ahead for Healthcare Employers and Professionals Webinar

Are you aware of the Trump administration’s plans to change legal immigration policies that will impact many foreign born professionals and their employers? Join us for a webinar, “Immigration 2018: A Look at the Year Ahead for Healthcare Employers and Professionals,” for the information you need to know to prepare for these important changes. Webinar details: Date:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Time:  11:30 a.m.CT/12:30 p.m.ET/10:30 a.m. MT/9:30 a.m. PT Length:  1 hour Registra...
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Trump Announces Roll Out and Roll Back of the International Entrepreneur Parole

Forced by a federal court order, the Trump administration  finally announced that it will  accept applications pursuant to the  international entrepreneur parole rule (IER). The Obama-era rule  was set to go into effect in July 2017, but was delayed by the current administration.  This announcement should be good news for immigrant innovators who planned to apply for this opportunity  to start-up their businesses in the U.S. Unfortunately, this "victory" is short-lived.  In the same announcem...
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Trump’s New Travel Ban

On September 24, 2017, the Trump administration imposed new travel restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Starting October 18, 2017, the travel ban  applies to individuals of the designated countries who: (1) are outside the U.S. on the applicable effective date ; (ii) do not have a valid visa on the applicable effective date; and (iii) do not qualify for a reinstated visa or...
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2017- 2018 H-1B Cap Has Been Reached but Fewer Applications than in 2016

The government update on H-1B cap visas as of April 17, 2017: USCIS announced on April 7, 2017, that it has received enough H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for fiscal year (FY) 2018. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the U.S. advanced degree exemption, also known as the master’s cap. USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, which began April 3, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption. On ...
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New Event: Trump Travel Ban – Know Your Rights Conference Call

Trump Travel Ban - Know Your Rights Call-in - Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CT. Are you wondering how the new immigration travel ban and other immigration restrictions affect your travel plans, your immigration case, or your business operations?Get your questions answered about the March 6 Executive Order and the current immigration landscape. Know your rights when dealing with immigration officials or law enforcement, even if you are U.S. citizen. Join attorney Ann Massey Badmus for ...
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When to File Your Adjustment of Status Application for Family-Sponsored or Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: March 2017

Are you seeking to adjust your status and become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based preference immigrant visa? If you have not yet had a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf, please learn more about the Adjustment of Status Filing Process. If you already have a petition filed or approved on your behalf, you may have to wait for an available visa in your category (if applicable) before you can file your Form I-485, Application to ...
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Ann Badmus tapped as featured speaker at national physician recruiter

2017 NAPR/NALTO Conference, “Solving Immigration Obstacles to Help Fill Challenging Positions, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 4 p.m. CST., La Jolla, California. Ann Badmus will participate in an immigration law roundtable, answering questions from physician recruiters. Who is NAPR? It is the purpose of the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR) to maintain industry leadership by promoting excellence, ethical standards, innovation and a spirit of cooperation in the delivery of s...
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Trump Travel Ban Causes Uncertainty for Foreign Born Physicians and Rural Healthcare

The travel ban is on hold because the states of Washington and Minnesota sued the Trump administration, claiming that, among other things, the ban harmed residents and companies in their states. The IT and healthcare industries are the most likely to suffer from the ban, according to the lawsuit. A recent National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast and article highlight the problems the travel ban and other harsh immigration policies could create for our healthcare system. Nearly 25% of our physici...
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Big Surge in Citizenship Applications Expected under Trump Administration

For the past six years, I have been a featured speaker and volunteer  at the Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (MCOR) Citizenship Workshop.  The workshop always draws a large number of future citizens but this year, we saw three times as many attendees.  Why?  Some believe the Trump administration's executive orders, like the travel ban, have many afraid that even permanent residents can lose their status and rights in the U.S. Whatever your reason, if you plan to become a citizen, don'...
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Free Citizenship Workshop for North Texas Immigrants

Plano Multi-Cultural Outreach Roundtable will host a free citizenship workshop on Saturday, February 11,  2017, 2 p.m. in Plano, Texas. Scheef & Stone immigration attorneys are volunteers to help citizenship applicants with their applications. Attorney Ann Badmus is a featured speaker as well. For details, visit Plano MCOR.
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