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Can You File A PERM Petition By Yourself?

30 May 2020

Author: Alena Shautsova PERM petition or form 9089 is a petition by a US employer filed with the Department of Labor in order to sponsor a non-citizen employee for permanent work in the United States. Even though it is an employer who is supposed to file the petition, due to high technicalities of the process, most employers hire an attorney to ha ...

Humanitarian Asylum

14 May 2020

Author: Asylum Lawyer Alena Shautsova In order to receive an approval of asylum in the United States, a person needs to have met a variety of criteria to prove that they have had past persecution or likelihood of future persecution based on their race, national origin, membership of a particular social group, religion or political opinion. On to ...

Tips To Remember When Filing For Asylum: Changing Law And Persecution

29 April 2020

Author: NYC Asylum Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova The US Asylum process has drastically changed throughout the past four years, mostly becoming stricter, less reasonable, and introducing a Russian Roulette style elimination of the recognition of certain social groups. It has always been the position of the United States, as with most countries ...

Trump’s Executive Order Banning US Immigration For 60 Days

23 April 2020

Author: NYC Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration into the United States for 60 days starting April 23, 2020, at 12 pm. The following classes of immigrants will be affected: Persons who are not in possession of a valid immigrant visa; Persons who are outside ...

Religious Work Visas: Tips And Criteria For R-1 Temporary Religious Visas

22 April 2020

Author: US Religious Work Visa Lawyer Alena Shautsova The United States is a country that prides itself on protecting certain inalienable rights regardless of a person’s demographics. One of the human rights the US protects fiercely and refers to sometimes as liberty, is the freedom of religion. Many religious people call my office inquiring about ...

Tips On How To Not To Lose Your Immigration Status At The Time Of Covid-19

10 April 2020

Author: New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova COVID-19 definitely altered our lives and plans. Now, here I give you help and practical tips that will save you time, money and potentially our Immigration US status. 1. What to Do if You Need to File I 751 or Other Petition to Remove Conditions On A Green Card and Stuck Overseas Due to Coronav ...

How To Win US Asylum Case Using Pattern Or Practice Of Persecution

07 April 2020

Author: Asylum lawyer USA Alena Shautsova One of the criteria for determining whether an asylum case will be granted in the US or denied is a fear of future persecution. An applicant for asylum must establish that he or she is likely to be persecuted in the future if returned to home country, any part of their country. Moreover, a pattern or pr ...

N400: Timeline And New Pitfalls

20 March 2020

Author: U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Attorney Alena Shautsova Being granted US Citizenship is a dream come true for many lawful permanent residents who went through significant hurdles to adjust their status. With all the recent changes in immigration, especially the new public charge rules many who would like to apply for US Citizenship a ...

USCIS Sends Hidden Messages To VAWA Applicants Who Know Where To Look!

17 March 2020

Author: VAWA Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova Recently, USCIS adopted a practice to issue C(31) EAD for VAWA cases. The EAD is being mailed to you without any explanation. There are no other notices, until some months later a person receives a notice of deferred action approval. The employment authorization category under the c(31) is reserve ...

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