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Recent USCIS Work Permit Rules Changes

19 January 2021

Author: Green card lawyer Alena Shautsova The Department of Homeland Security has issued another Policy Alert designed to ensure that more adjustment of status applicants leave the prospect of feeding their families at the whim of USCIS officials. When a change in status is filed for, it is likely that you will require a piece of paper stating yo ...

H-1B Visa Rule: Petitions By Value Not Values

11 January 2021

Author: US Visa Attorney Alena Shautsova Alena Shautsova, NYC Immigration lawyer helps clients to obtain US visas, assists with petitioning process, green card process and more. The U.S. Department for Homeland Security has published a rule which will see a drastic change to the way H-1B petitions are dealt with. Currently, a ‘lottery’ system go ...

The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Upheld Trump’s Healthcare Immigration Ban

08 January 2021

Author: NYC Immigraiton Lawyer Alena Shautsova On December 31, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld President Trump’s proclamation to bar migrants without approved healthcare insurance from entry to the United States - Doe #1 v Trump. Why such a decision came about? How we can explain it to our clients and their family memb ...

Conditional Residence Termination

06 January 2021

Author: NYC Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps immigrants to remove conditions on their permanent residency and open a path to the US citizenship. An immigrant who is being sponsored based on a marriage, will become a conditional resident if the marriage is less than 2 years old at the time of the adju ...

Aggravated Felony Consequences

22 December 2020

Author: Deportation Defense Attorney Alena Shautsova NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps individuals with criminal convictions that may disqualify them from US Immigration benefits. An aggravated felony is a type of crime that according to the Immigration laws may have very tough consequences for a non-citizen. What is an aggravated felo ...

New Asylum Rules: Biggest Changes Of Asylum Law To Date

16 December 2020

Author: USA Asylum lawyer Alena Shautsova The US government published final rules related to asylum regulations that will go into effect on January 11, 2020. These rules call for multiple significant changes in how the adjudicator (an Asylum officer or an Immigration judge) shall analyze one’s asylum claim, provide for new grounds of denial of an ...

Domestic Violence And Immigration Legal Status In The US

12 December 2020

Author: NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova based in Brooklyn, New York City, helps clients to obtain US Immigration benefits. With the rise of domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 era many individuals that have previously been experiencing domestic violence are now facing an even greater cha ...

What Happens If An Asylum Seeker Returns To Home Country

06 December 2020

Author: US Asylum Attorney Alena Shautsova US Asylum lawyer Alena Shautsova, based in NYC, Brooklyn, helps clients to understand US asylum laws, prepare and submit their asylum applications and fight for them in asylum office and Immigration courts. When a person requests asylum in the United States, he/she declares that under no circumstances he ...

Dual Citizenship And Asylum

03 December 2020

Author: US Asylum attorney Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps clients with all aspects of asylum filings. In this article, we will discuss legal challenges to asylum that arise form dual citizenship and permanent residency of an asylum seeker and how dual citizenship or permanent residency may affect one’s asylum cha ...

Visa Bond: New Rule For Non-Immigrant US Visa Applicants

26 November 2020

Author: US Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova US Department of State announced a new temporary final rule: US visa applicants from certain countries will have to pay a! In order to qualify for a visa and be able to come to the US for short-time visits. Let’s see how will be affected and for how long: The new rule comes into effect ...

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