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EB-2 to EB-3 Downgrade Webinar

  With the release of Visa Bulletin October 2020 and the progression of priority dates for Indian nationals under the EB-3 category, many people might be eligible to downgrade from EB-2 to EB-3 and apply for adjustment of status. Join our host, Dobrina Ustun, to...

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EB2 TO EB3 DOWNGRADE

EB2 TO EB3 DOWNGRADE | PROS AND CONS EXPLAINED What are the risks, forms and timelines associated with an EB2 to EB3 downgrade? If you are stuck in the EB2 backlog and considering downgrading to EB3 after seeing the recent visa bulletin, here’s how it works....

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EB-1A Visa Webinar

How extraordinary do you have to be to qualify for a "genius visa"? Find out with the Ustun Law Group as their host Dobrina Ustun presents the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Webinar. Ustun has extensive experience working with some of the best and the brightest...

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H-1B Transfer Denial 101, and How to Fix IT?

Background President Trump and his allies have been a critic of the H-1B visa, claiming it has been abused by employers and resulted in lower wages for American workers. His Administration has now imposed a temporary ban on visas for foreign workers in an attempt to...

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H-1B Prevailing Wage 101

H-1B Prevailing Wage is an important topic in recent times. This blog explains the significance of the prevailing wage, and how to make a guesstimate of prevailing wage for your position.

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When Should I Downgrade From EB-2 to EB-3 ?

Background: If your country of birth is not India or China, you don't have to think about this as all other countries' employment-based green cards can be obtained on current dates. For all employment-based preference categories, please use the Final Action Dates...

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Who Can Qualify for E-1 and E-2 Visa?

What is E-1 Classification? In order to be classified  under E-1 nonimmigrant classification, a national should be a citizen of:  A treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation Or,  which has been deemed a...

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TN VISA 101

What is TN Visa? The TN visa was originally created under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, U.S., and Mexico. As of July 2020, TN visas are being issued under the newly named United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  While NAFTA...

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Rule For F1 and M1: Online Classes During COVID19

Why So Many Foreign Students Come to the USA to Get Higher Education? The USA still performs very well in global university rankings, with far more ‘top’ universities than any other country.  The ‘best’ American universities are also considered best among global...

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Are You Eligible For an O-1 or O-2 Visa?

What is O-1 Visa? O-1 Visa is a non-immigrant temporary worker visa granted by the United States to an alien "who possesses extraordinary ability in the field of sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary...

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Who Are Eligible EB-1A or Extraordinary Ability Visa?

Who is Eligible for E-B1 Visa? You may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa:  if you are an alien of extraordinary ability An outstanding professor or researcher, or are a certain multinational executive or manager Each occupational category has...

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What Counts as Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation?

Overview of Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation: An applicant may be found inadmissible if he or she obtains a benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) either through: Fraud; or Willful misrepresentation. Although fraud and willful misrepresentation are...

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National Interest Waiver Webinar (NIW) Recording

National Interest Waiver  The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is for individuals of exceptional abilities in science, arts or businesses, and advanced degree professionals (M.A., M.S., M.E., M.D., or Ph.D.) or equivalent. Our free webinar will cover various aspects of...

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How To Handle H-1B RFEs and Denials?

Background: Latest USCIS Data show that the RFE and denial rates still remained significantly high for key employer-sponsored non-immigrant categories in the First Quarter of 2020. There is a difference between denial and RFE. We will talk about H-1B RFEs, Denials,...

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Immigration Executive Order Suspending Green Cards

In the last few days, I received hundreds of messages asking about the executive order and its effects on F-1, H-1B, TN, and other non-immigrant visas. In this short video, I tried to answer some of the questions and to provide a bit more information. Hope this is...

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Dallas Immigration Court is closed due to COVID-19

Dallas Immigration Court is closed due to COVID-19

  The court is currently closed here in Dallas, TX. If you have an appointment in immigration court and you don’t know if you have to be present, please call our office, Ustun Law Group at 469-994-9407, so we can help you determine if you need to present...

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COVID-19 and its Impact on H-1B Employees and Employers

COVID-19 and its Impact on H-1B Employees and Employers

Employers across the United States are facing many employment decisions regarding their workforce and operations. Many are implementing closures, work from home policies, furloughs, and closures in order to reduce costs during the COVID-19 slowdown. Employers that employ non-immigrant works holding H-1B status must adhere to additional legal obligations as required by the Department of Labor and USCIS regulations.

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“Public Charge” Rule 101

“Public Charge” Rule 101

Background The Final Rule, issued in August and originally scheduled to be effective in October, prescribes how DHS would determine whether an alien is inadmissible to the United States based on the alien’s likelihood of becoming a public charge at any time in the...

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STEM OPT Cap Gap Extension 101

Purpose of Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students OPT provides practical training experience that directly relates to an F-1 student’s major area of study  An F-1 student authorized for OPT may work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session and...

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Nunc Pro Tunc Usage

Nunc Pro Tunc Usage

What is Nunc Pro Tunc? Nunc Pro Tunc is a Latin phrase which means "Now for then" How Nunc Pro Tunc Can be Used in The Case of Extensions or Status Change Date? A request to change or extend status typically must be filed before the current nonimmigrant status...

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What Are the Benefits of EB-1A?

What Are the Benefits of EB-1A?

What is EB-1? Employment-Based Immigration First Preference is called EB-1. A foreign national may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa:  If they have an extraordinary ability An outstanding professor or researcher A multinational executive or...

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Rights and Responsibilities of a Naturalized US Citizens

What is The Importance of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution The Fourteenth Amendment addresses many aspects of citizenship and the rights of citizens. Amendment XIV: Section 1 All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the...

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Significance of Good Moral Character for Naturalization

  What is the Immigration and Nationality Act? The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) was enacted in 1952.  The INA collected many provisions and reorganized the structure of immigration law. The INA has been amended many times over the years and contains many...

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Look For These Changes On H-1B Visas In 2020

Upcoming Changes On H-1B Visas In 2020 H-1B is often the ticket to immigration for international students, and or high skilled foreign nationals educated abroad who don't have the closest family members living in the USA. It use to be an opportunity for employers to...

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Things to Remember About the Difference Between CPT vs OPT

NEWS About Fake University and Student Visa Fraud : Since the beginning of this year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested a total of 250 foreign students at a fake university, reports the Detroit Free Press. You can find more about the news here. In...

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Unlawful Presence and Bars to Admissibility

Unlawful Presence and Bars to Admissibility

  What Counts as "Unlawful Presence" In United States? Unlawful presence is the period of time when an alien is in the United States without being admitted or paroled or when an alien is not in a “period of stay authorized by the Secretary.” The Alien may be...

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SaveJobsUSA vs. DHS Update

Background In this action brought under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), Plaintiff Save Jobs USA challenged the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) promulgation of a final rule allowing certain H-4 visa holders to apply for employment authorization....

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Asylum 101

Asylum 101

Asylum in the United States Modern international refugee protection efforts grew from the ashes of Europe in World War II, bringing together nation-states through the United Nations to offer asylum to refugees uprooted from the war. Every year people come to the...

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U.S.-Bound Refugees CAP Reduced to 18000!

"Trump administration nearly halves refugee cap for coming year". Politico The United States plans to admit a maximum of 18,000 refugees in the upcoming fiscal year, down from a cap of 30,000 this year, under a new refugee admissions ceiling set by the Trump...

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