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

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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...]

New Immigration Fees Take Effect Today

Effective today, December 23, 2016, filing fees for numerous requests for immigration benefits before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increased.     USCIS has confirmed that any application or petition bearing a postmark of December 22, 2016 or earlier, no matter when it is ultimately received for filing, will be accepted with the old fees.    Read more at ImmigrationInternet.com.   … [Read more...]

Is There a Link Between Immigration and Unemployment?

There is frequently controversy regarding the effects that immigration might have on unemployment rates, especially when a large section of the population is struggling financially. News of corporations seeking H‑1B visas erroneously advances the idea that employers actively recruit foreign workers rather than hire native-born ones. However, there is no link between immigration rates and unemployment patterns. This is due to job market … [Read more...]

Establishing an Employer-Employee Relationship Is Essential for H-1B Visa Purposes

More companies are using the H-1B visa to hire and retain foreign workers. It allows workers to maintain their permanent residence outside the United States while continuing employment here. However, H-1B visas are capped at 65,000 per fiscal year, which makes them very competitive and difficult to secure. One area where an H-1B visa application might fail is in establishing an employer-employee relationship between the worker and the … [Read more...]

ETA Form 9089 and Its Role in the Hiring of Foreign Workers

If you wish to live and work in the United States, one of the easiest ways to make that happen is through employer sponsorship. This starts with ETA Form 9089. Your employer will need to fill this out and submit it before you can secure your work visa. Here is a general overview of how these matters are handled.  What is Form 9089? ETA Form 9089 is the Application for Permanent Employment Certification, which is available … [Read more...]