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New Premium Processing Rules

26 April 2022

  On March 30, 2022, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy that addresses the considerable number of updates to the premium processing benefits and gives clarity on when the USCIS will enforce the updates to premium processing filings. This policy or rule is referred to as the "Implementation of the Emerg ...

EB-2 National Interest Waiver For STEM Professionals

31 January 2022

  With the understanding that technological advancement is a viable and feasible feeder for the United States economy, the government of the United States led by president Joe Biden is taking drastic and progressive steps in ensuring increased economic growth and technological competitiveness. To achieve this, the United States government per ...

Dealing With Lengthy EAD Processing Timelines: Practice Tips And Pointers

26 January 2022

Based on AILA practice advice. In the last couple of years, an unexpected drawback has been experienced by the USCIS in the arbitration of Employment Authorization Document(EAD) cards. This has led to practitioners and applicants running around searching out methods to improve the processing or to inquire [in a forward-looking manner] into cases s ...

VAWA: Self-Petition Option For Battered And Abused Non-Citizens

08 December 2021

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Summary: Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA” is the United States law that provides grounds for certain abused non-citizens who are spouses or children of United States citizens or lawful permanent resident and parents of the United States citizens to submit self-petitions for immigrant visa cl ...

Do You Have A Chance At Winning Your Case On Appeal?

16 November 2021

Author: NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps clients to fight for their Immigration benefits in the United States. If you are thinking about an appeal, it means you received a denial of your Immigration application or petition. First, you need to know that not every denial may be appealed: sometimes, ...

Overstaying Visa USA: What Are My Options?

26 October 2021

Author: NY US Visa Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps clients to resolve their Immigration challenges and qualify for US Immigration benefits. This blog will provide a general outline for those who overstayed their US visas. If you overstayed a US visa, it means, at least, that when you entered the U ...

Immigration Reform: Plan A, Plan B… No Plan?

02 October 2021

Author: USA Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps immigrants to reach their Immigration goals and stay united with their family members in the United States. About 47 Million immigrants are residing in the United States according to various media resources, comprising about 15% percent of the US po ...

What To Do If You Are Accused Of Sham Or Fraudulent Marriage For Immigration Purposes

09 August 2021

Author: New York Immigration Green Card Lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps immigrants to fight for their status in the United States, be it a green card, waiver, removal proceedings, appeals, motions to reopen, or prosecutorial discretion. Our New York top rated Immigration lawyer helps immigrants to analyze the ...

Adjustment Of Status Using 245(i) Exception, Spouses And Children

01 August 2021

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova helps immigrants to determine their potential reliefs from removal and eligibility for various benefits under the existing and ever-changing Immigration laws. Recently, as a part of Immigration reform discussions, practitioner and public started agai ...

The Public Charge Rule: What’s The Deference?

01 March 2021

Auhtor: NYC Immigraiton Lawyer Alena Shautsova Many of you are aware of the public charge rule modification that was adopted by the Trump administration and that affected virtually every, or most applicants for adjustment of status in the United States. Once the administration changed hands, the Biden’s team promised to revise the rule, but it i ...

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