Breaking EB-5 Alert: EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended

In a late-night vote, the House and Senate passed and sent to the White House a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program until January 19, 2018.  As we reported early this week, the EB-5 Regional Center Program was set to end at the stroke of midnight tonight. This is only a temporary fix, pushing off any long-term resolution to the EB-5 Investor Visa Program for just a few … [Read more...]

NMM Advisory: Immigration May Knock at Your Company’s Front Door Soon. What Do You Do?

With the Administration’s plan to build a huge wall along the United States-Mexican border stalled without funding and with waning support, the White House has increasingly shifted its immigration enforcement to employers.  Most of the 15,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers expected to be hired over the next year and beyond are expected to focus on employer immigration law compliance, including random employer inspections to … [Read more...]

NMM Notice to Employers: Yet Again, USCIS Releases an Updated Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has again changed the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  On July 17, 2017, USCIS published the revised version, which employers are mandated to use effective September 18, 2017.  Until then, employers may continue to use the current Form I-9.  Further, employers must remain compliant with existing Form I-9 storage and retention policies for any previously completed … [Read more...]

NMM: H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Research Organizations, Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, and Other Cap-Exempt Petitioners Resumes

Following the Administration’s March 2017 halt to premium processing for H1-B Premium Processing services, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective immediately, premium processing would resume for certain petitions that may be exempt from the H-1B annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year. Click to Continue to Article … [Read more...]

For Immediate Release

Immigration attorney shares his experience assisting individuals and families in disarray … [Read more...]

As featured on NBC

Immigration lawyer Raymond Lahoud looks exhausted.He admits he’s gone days without shaving, and that the aromatherapy candles in his Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, office are burning to mask the smell of the cigarettes he’s been smoking out of stress. It’s been a long week. “Am I frustrated? I’m extremely frustrated,” he said with a heavy sigh... … [Read more...]

Temporary Pause? Court Temporarily Halts Certain Trump Immigration Orders

Last week, Baurkot & Baurkot reported of the White House Executive Orders that restricted the ability of individuals across the globe to enter the United States. On Tuesday, February 3, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington entered an order temporarily halting the implementation of several provisions of the Executive Order. The order takes an approach that extends its reach across the United States. The … [Read more...]

Banned from Entry: Nationals of Certain Countries Designated by Executive Order

As of January 29, 2017, the United States Government has ceased all travel for refugees and others from seven (7) designated countries.  The only exception was for refugees and certain other entrants who were already “in transit.”  For others who are outside of the scope of "in transit," the Executive Order stands.  Again, the Executive Order stands, as the recent injunctive relief that the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New … [Read more...]

Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 25, 2017 Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE INTERIOR OF THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act … [Read more...]

Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 25, 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 … [Read more...]