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Parole In Place: New Executive Order

19 June 2024

Author: Alena Shautsova On June 18th, 2024 President Biden announced a new executive order allowing certain noncitizens who previously entered the United States without inspection or parole to be paroled in place. After an individual receives parole in place they can satisfy the requirement of “paroled” for adjustment of status purposes. This in ...

H1B Extension Beyond Six-Year Limit: When Is It Possible?

24 March 2024

Author: US Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova H1B is an excellent opportunity for a worker to come to the USA and engage in legal employment. But it comes with its limitations. It is not possible to hold it for more than 6 years! In addition, if you hold an L visa, the time spent in L visa, also counts towards the 6-year limit. Time spent in an ...

Bipartisan Immigration Bill: What Does It Say?

17 February 2024

Author: Alena Shautsova The bipartisan border bill may come our new Immigration reality any minute. If it does, it will alter the Immigration landscape. The $118 billion deal, which was reached after months of negotiations, would send billions of dollars to Taiwan, Israel, Ukraine, and the southern border in addition to tightening the requireme ...

What Will Happen To Our Immigration System If Trump Wins 2024 Elections?

12 January 2024

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova shares thoughts on the future of the Immigration state in the USA in connection with the 2024 Presidential elections. Now, that 2024 has finally arrived, a new presidential election is about to take place. To select the country's next president, vote ...

New H1B Rules

28 December 2023

Author: Work Visa Lawyer Alena Shautsova The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new plan to modernize the H-1B worker program. The goal is to make the program more efficient and flexible for both companies and workers. The proposed changes would also lower the eligibility standards and increase integrity safeguards. This arti ...

Texas Immigration Laws: What’s Next?

26 December 2023

USA Deportation lawyer Alena Shautsova New Immigration Policy in Texas Faces Local and Federal Backlash The Sate of Texas passed its own Immigration law! Immigrant activists are speaking out against a new amendment that makes crossing Texas unlawfully a state crime. They say it will unsettle families with dual-status. Some mention that it will c ...

Will Biden Make Immigration Sacrifice?

18 December 2023

Author: New York Immigration Lawer Alena Shautsova Joe Biden’s administration and a deeply divided Congress are trying to reach a consensus on the southern border and Ukrainian aid. Senators from both sides of the aisle are looking to create a framework for a deal that would appeal to both sides. The major topic of discussion is creating strong bo ...

TN Visa: Work Visa For Professionals Holding Mexican And Canadian Citizenship

20 November 2023

Author: USA Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Many non-citizens would like to come to the United States to work legally. The problem is that the United States immigration laws provide for limited number of opportunities for those who would like to work in the United States legally H1B, H2B, J1 and L1 are the most common work visas that one would ...

What To Expect If You Are Placed In Removal Proceedings (Deportation).

06 November 2023

Author: Alena Shautsova If you are not a U.S. citizen in the United States, you may find yourself in removal or deportation proceedings. It may happen if you are a green card holder, it may happen if you had a conditional green card, or perhaps you've never had a status, or your status was overstayed in the United States. For a variety of reason ...

I 601 Waiver For TPS Applicants

19 October 2023

Author: New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova The list of countries designated and redesignated for TPS is growing, so is the pool of applicants for this status. With the recent news regarding resumption of removals to Venezuela, it is important that each qualified for TPS undocumented resident of the US files for it ASAP. TPS provides pro ...

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