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Tag Archives: immigration general

H-1B Visas for Nurses

On July 11, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy memorandum providing guidance on the adjudication of H-1B petitions for nursing positions. The memo assists USCIS officers in determining whether a nursing position meets the definition of a specialty occupation. The memo states that it supersedes any prior guidance on the subject […]

Immigrants are important to U.S. science and engineering

A recent article by The American Immigration Council discusses two new reports by The National Foundation for American Policy. One report highlights the increasing importance of immigrants to science and engineering in America. Among the report’s various findings are that 42 percent of researchers at the top seven cancer research centers are foreign-born. Additionally, the […]

What to Do If You Cannot Get a Birth Certificate

SECONDARY EVIDENCE IN LIEU OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE Review  the State Department’s website for  more information about acceptable birth certificates from your country of birth: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country.html .  A birth certificate must show the following information: full name date of Birth both parents’ names the birth certificate must be the long-form, issued by the appropriate government agency, […]

What it’s Like to Practice Immigration Law

A recent graduate of American University, Washington College of Law, describes her practice experience at Deutsch, Killea and Eapen. 

Family-Relative Immigration Taking Too Long

The Intolerable Delay for Relative Petitions I recently met with a prospective client.  The facts were not unusual: she was 35 years old, a U.S. citizen who is, and has been, living abroad, and she met somebody she wishes to marry.  With this decision comes a host of other major life decisions: how to introduce […]

CIS Locks Social Security Numbers Provided by E-Verify

In an article on the USCIS website, CIS describes how it will not detect and prevent fraudulent use of Social Security Numbers through the E-Verify system.  CIS hopes to detect SSNs that have been stolen, borrowed or purchased from other individuals.  CIS is now able to lock an SSN that appears to have been misused, protecting […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Debunks Negative Myths About Immigration

    In an incisive report, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Debunks Negative Myths About Immigration  

Legal Immigration Helps the U.S. Economy

Legal Immigration Helps the U.S. Economy   A Washington Post article indicates the potential benefits of increasing legal immigration to the U.S.

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