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  • Article: Now is the Time to Prepare for the H-1B Cap Season by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    Now is the Time to Prepare for the H-1B Cap Season by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. The H-1B nonimmigrant professional and specialty occupation work visas allow foreign nationals to acquire temporary work visas in the US based on a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a US institution. These are among the most in-demand visas for non-immigrants because they are only limited to individuals in specialized fields. The H-1B empl...
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  • Article: Current Health Care Immigration Options For The United States by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.  

    Current Health Care Immigration Options For The United States by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. As the current health care workforce shortage in the United States continues to grow and many healthcare workers are exploring their immigration options to the United States. There are several ways to obtain lawful permanent residence status in the United States, including the most common way for healthcare workers – thr...
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  • Article: New Documents Reveal Details About Border Patrol’s Deadly High-Speed Pursuits by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick for Immigration Impact

    New Documents Reveal Details About Border Patrol’s Deadly High-Speed Pursuits by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick As the border has become harder to cross over the last few years, smugglers have increasingly turned to the use of vehicles to smuggle migrants. But along with this rise has come an increase in Border Patrol chases when smugglers attempt to flee—and a significant jump in deadly crashes. Newly revealed data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union shows tha...
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  • Article: Supreme Court Hears Arguments Addressing the Legality of Detention Without Bond by Caroline Walters and Kate Melloy Goettel for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments Addressing the Legality of Detention Without Bond by Caroline Walters and Kate Melloy Goettel This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two related immigration cases. Each asks whether certain noncitizens are entitled to bond hearings before a judge after the government has detained them for a prolonged amount of time. The question of prolonged detention for certain noncitizens has been before the Supreme Court before. But this case ...
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  • Article: Concerns Grow Over Denials of Afghan Humanitarian Parole Requests by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    Concerns Grow Over Denials of Afghan Humanitarian Parole Requests by Rebekah Wolf As the United States hastily withdrew its military presence from Afghanistan in August 2021, it began Operation Allies Welcome, a program designed to assist the tens of thousands of Afghans who successfully fled Afghanistan as the Taliban took control. Many of these individuals had previously assisted the U.S. military and its allies throughout the decades-long war, and others were at serious risk of har...
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  • Article: Un-Reported BIA Cases about the Democratic Republic of Congo by David L. Cleveland

    Un-Reported BIA Cases about the Democratic Republic of Congo by David L. Cleveland The election of Felix Tshisekedi [“Felix”] as the new President of the country in January 2019 is a “change in circumstances,” ruled the BIA in two cases. In 2019-2020, most asylum/CAT applicants from the DRC were denied relief. That is my conclusion, after reading 170 pages of decisions from the BIA, obtained via a FOIA request. The pages are published on the FOIA page of the ...
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  • Article: Training of Asylum Officers by David L. Cleveland

    Article: Training of Asylum Officers by David L. Cleveland

    Training of Asylum Officers by David L. Cleveland How good is the training that is provided to asylum officers? This is of great interest to the Louise Trauma Center. In response to a FOIA request, we were informed: US-CIS has seven “Directorates.” One of them is the Refugee, Asylum & International Operations [RAIO] Directorate. A publication dated June 10, 2019 is entitled: ”RAIO Directorate Officer Training Handbook.” There are four “courses” in...
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  • Article: EB-5 Investor Program-January 2022 Update by Bernard Wolfsdorf

    Article: EB-5 Investor Program-January 2022 Update by Bernard Wolfsdorf

    EB-5 Investor Program-January 2022 Update by Bernard Wolfsdorf Yesterday, the U.S. government filed an “Unopposed Motion for Voluntary Dismissal” in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on their appeal of a June 2021 decision of a lower district court that invalidated the implementation of the November 2019 EB-5 Modernization Rule. That rule had raised the minimum investment amount from $1 million to $1.8 million and, from $500,000 to $900,000 for targeted empl...
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  • Article: US Travel Policy Updates: Interview Waivers and Waiting Periods by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    US Travel Policy Updates: Interview Waivers and Waiting Periods - NPZ Law Group Explains How They Have Changed. by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdown had brought on a halt in the visa processing of nearly all visa categories. However, as the DOS returns to normal processing, the immense workload has slowed visa processing significantly. In an attempt to remedy this, the DOS held a mee...
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  • Article: AIIA Goes to Washington DC by Ishaan Khanna for AIIA

    Article: AIIA Goes to Washington DC by Ishaan Khanna for AIIA

    AIIA Goes to Washington DC by Ishaan Khanna for AIIA AIIA recently concluded a days-long visit to Washington D.C., where we met with the specific Congressional offices that are crucial to the EB-5 reauthorization process. The visit was facilitated by our DC lobbyist, Morrison Public Affairs Group (MPAG). It was a remarkable opportunity for us to speak directly with key staff of the House and Senate on behalf of 30,000+ EB-5 petitioners and their families who remain in limbo during t...
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