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  • Article: The Gang Threat to Salvadoran Military Personnel and their Families by Robert Kirkland

    The Gang Threat to Salvadoran Military Personnel and their Families by Robert Kirkland Introduction:   Military Personnel and their families face an existential threat from gangs due to the military’s increasing involvement in counter-gang operations since 2015.   Military and their families lives are constantly threatened which has cause them to quit the military and often flee the country.   These heroes and their families are effectively carrying out...
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  • Article: Legal Immunity for International Student Advisors: To Be Or Not To Be? by Terrence L. Olsen

    Legal Immunity for International Student Advisors: To Be Or Not To Be? by Terrence L. Olsen Qualified immunity is a legal immunity which protects a government official from lawsuits alleging that the official violated a plaintiff's rights. It must be shown that the government only violated a “clearly established” statutory or constitutional right. Traditionally, courts have considered whether a “reasonable government official” would have known that the government official’s...
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  • Article: Ban on J-1 Exchange and Other Employment-Based Visas Set to Expire by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact

    Ban on J-1 Exchange and Other Employment-Based Visas Set to Expire by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact A ban blocking certain employment-based visas implemented and extended by former President Trump is set to expire on March 31. The ban has likely prevented hundreds of thousands of people from participating in the American economy. In June 2020, the Trump administration blocked the entry of noncitizens on certain employment-based non-immigrant visas, using the COVID-19 pandem...
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  • Article: ABCs OF H-1Bs: What If My Case Did Not Get Chosen in the H-1B Lottery: Exploring Work Visa Options Beyond the H-1B Cap (Part VII of an VIII Part Series) by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. and Snehal Batra, Esq.

    ABCs OF H-1Bs: What If My Case Did Not Get Chosen in the H-1B Lottery: Exploring Work Visa Options Beyond the H-1B Cap (Part VII of an VIII Part Series) by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. and Snehal Batra, Esq. Last year USCIS received approximately 275,000 H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2021. Once the random selection process (if a sufficient number of registrations are received) has been completed USCIS starts to send receipt notices. With uncertainty looming large as to who may or may not obtain an H-1B in the 2022 ...
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  • Article: Biden Begins to Restore Temporary Protected Status. Which Countries Could Get TPS Next? by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact 

    Biden Begins to Restore Temporary Protected Status. Which Countries Could Get TPS Next? by Melissa Cruz for Immigration Impact By the end of the Trump presidency, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was all but destroyed. The former administration had attempted to end crucial protections for the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people who benefited from the status. Now, just a short time into the Biden administration, those protections are being restored or extended. Foreign nati...
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  • Article: The Environmental and Cultural Risks of Resuming Border Wall Construction by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact 

    The Environmental and Cultural Risks of Resuming Border Wall Construction by Katy Murdza for Immigration Impact A pause on border wall construction is set to expire on March 20, without an indication of what will happen next. President Biden signed a proclamation ordering the 60-day pause on his first day in office. Any future construction would compound the cultural and environmental damage that has already been done across multiple administrations. Biden said his administration wo...
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  • Article: Immigration News That You Can Use – Public Charge, Venezuela/Burma Tps, and Interpreters by Alan Lee, Esq

    Immigration News That You Can Use – Public Charge, Venezuela/Burma Tps, and Interpreters by Alan Lee, Esq. As we notice that many readers would like to know about immigration developments in small bites rather than large articles, we will begin to write a series of shorter summaries of what we hope to be useful developments in the field: 1. Public charge – The law has now officially reverted to 1999 and the rules in place until the Trump Administration. The old guidelines as to what w...
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  • Article: With The Proposed New Legislation, EB-5 Is Here To Stay by Mohit Karwasra 

    With The Proposed New Legislation, EB-5 Is Here To Stay by Mohit Karwasra “Will The EB5 Investor Immigration Program Survive Beyond June 2021?” screams a headline in Forbes Magazine. The introduction of the EB-5 Reform & Integrity Act of 2021 on March 17, 2021 has started to put the wheels of re-authorization into motion. In a recent episode ...
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  • Article: Immigration Lawyer Using LinkedIn For Growth? Make Your "About"​ Section A Story And Keep It Fresh - Here's Mine. by Roman Zelichenko

    Immigration Lawyer Using LinkedIn For Growth? Make Your "About"? Section A Story And Keep It Fresh - Here's Mine. by Roman Zelichenko If you use LinkedIn in any way, shape or form to grow your personal or professional brand (whether your own company or the company you work for), it's important to have a solid "About" section. This section, which shows up just below your photo/name/title/location at the very top of your LinkedIn profile is the first major section of your profile. And because built out profiles ha...
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  • Article: Guatemalan Reaction to President Biden’s Immigration Reform Statements by Robert Kirkland

    Guatemalan Reaction to President Biden's Immigration Reform Statements by Robert Kirkland The purpose of this article is to give a sampling of Guatemalan policymaker and thought leader opinion regarding President Biden and his current and proposed immigration reform. The Biden Administration ended the Cooperation Agreement on Asylum (ACA), also known as a safe third country, signed in July 2019 by President Trump. The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...
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