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...]

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...]

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...]

Employment-Based Immigration Depends on Your Job

If you are looking to immigrate to the United States for employment purposes, some professions are preferred over others. Often called employment-based preferences, these are the positions for which an employment visa is most likely to get approved. Here is an overview of this hierarchy and how it can work for you. Priority workers always come first The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs releases a visa bulletin … [Read more...]

Foreign Entrepreneurs Enjoy Numerous Immigration Options

Foreign entrepreneurs who are considering starting or moving their business within U.S. borders should rest assured that it is not an impossible process. In fact, the U.S. government has created a variety of time-tested pathways that allow foreign entrepreneurs to bring their trade overseas. Whether you are considering permanent or temporary immigration to the United States, it’s important to know the options the government … [Read more...]

What Is a Habeas Corpus Petition, and What Role Does It Play in Immigration?

Facing detainment or deportation is a reasonable fear in the immigrant community. Even if people follow all procedures stringently with the assistance of an immigration attorney, administrative errors or unfounded criminal charges could place your legal status in danger. Fortunately, there is a possible remedy under habeas corpus if you or a loved one faces detainment. General purposes of habeas corpus The writ of habeas corpus is … [Read more...]