H-4 Work Cards: Top Nine Frequently Asked Questions and Their Answers

On May 26, 2015, the government will begin accepting H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) applications for work authorization.  Many H-1B physicians and their spouses have contacted us with questions about this exciting news.  You may have these same questions as well…

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The Power and Potential of High Skilled Immigration

News Release from the American Immigration Council: Washington D.C. – Today, the American Immigration Council’s Executive Director, Benjamin Johnson, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the integral role immigration plays in America’s economic prosperity. Although the hearing title, “Immigration…

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DOS Visa Bulletin for April 2015

The Visa Bulletin for April 2015 is  now available. The Visa Bulletin is a monthly publication by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, that is a part of the Department of State (DOS). This bulletin provides valuable information on the immigrant visa…

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When Can Foreign Medical Graduates Apply for the Green Card After J-1 Waiver Approval?

After getting a J-1 waiver application approved (“J-1 waiver”), foreign grad physicians often wonder when to apply for the green card.  In most cases, the time to apply depends entirely upon the physician and the sponsoring employer (or relative). Typically,…

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New Webinar: H-1B Visas: Proving and Winning Your Case in 2015

Webinar: H-1B Visas: Proving and Winning Your Case in 2015, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. CST.  The government will accept new H-1B applications on April 1, 2015.  This online seminar offers critical information that employers and their sponsored employees…

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CBP Launches Border Wait Time App

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently launched the Border Wait Time app making it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border. The app provides estimated wait times and open lane status at land ports of entry allowing travelers to…

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TPS for Syrians Extended Until September 30, 2016

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has redesignated Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and extended the existing TPS designation for the country from April 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2016. This allows eligible nationals of Syria (or persons without…

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J-1 Waivers – New Mexico Update

New Mexico Conrad 30 Program (J-1 Waiver) currently  has received 16 J-1 Waiver Applications.  The program has 14 J-1 Waivers available including specialist slots. Out of the 14 remaining slots, one slot is available for a FLEX  waiver (non-underserved locations). New Mexico accepts…

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Employers: Download your 10-year old E-Verify Records Now

Have you been using E-Verify more than 10 years? If yes, please download the new “Historic Records Report” before Dec 31, 2014. Effective January 1, 2015, E-Verify transaction records more than 10 years old will be deleted from the system….

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3 Sources of Legal Authority for President Obama’s Immigration Plan

According to recent headlines, President Obama could announce a 10-point immigration plan at any moment. The plan might expand DACA for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. It could also remove the threat of deportation for undocumented…

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