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  • Article: The Critical Importance of an L-1 "New Office" Business Plan by Joseph P. Whalen

    The Critical Importance of an L-1 "New Office" Business Plan by Joseph P. Whalen I. Introduction. One way for a foreign company to break into the U.S. market is to transfer an employee to the U.S. The nonimmigrant visa category for this is the L-1 Intracompany Transferee. This sometimes entails sending an executive or managerial employee (L1-A) to open a new office in the U.S.  or much less frequently, an employee possessing specialized knowledge (L1-B).  New office petitions require addition...
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  • Article: The Ombudsman Report of the USCIS Shows Extensive Backlogs by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    The Ombudsman Report of the USCIS Shows Extensive Backlogs by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. The Ombudsman’s report of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) shows extensive backlogs of processing millions of immigration cases, which are credited to the effects of the pandemic and some of the policies of the Agency. Thus, the NPZ Law Group explains what was learned through the Ombudsman’s report....
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  • Article: Considerations When Terminating a Foreign Worker by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    Considerations When Terminating a Foreign Worker by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. When terminating a foreign worker in the United States, employers must consider several State and Federal immigration laws. Therefore, this guide by the NPZ Law Group will explain what employers must do when terminating certain types of noncitizen workers. Points to Consider When Terminating an Employee in H-1B, H-1B1, or E-3 Status The additiona...
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  • Article: EB-5 NCE and JCE Debarment and Appeal Rights Under INA § 203(b)(5)(P)(1)(IV) and (V) by Joseph P. Whalen

    EB-5 NCE and JCE Debarment and Appeal Rights under INA § 203(b)(5)(P)(1)(IV) and (V) by Joseph P. Whalen  I. Introduction In the EB-5 world there are many players involved. We have of course the EB-5 investor without whom the program would not exist. EB-5 is, of course, the visa category for alien investors seeking immigration to the United States by means of making a large investment into our economy in the hopes of creating jobs for legally authorized workers in the United Sta...
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  • Article: Contacting USCIS on Rejected and No Receipt Cases; 3/10 Year Bars Can Be Satisfied: NYC CIS District Office Policy Changes; Flexibility Period for RFE's, RFI's, NOID's, Etc.; August Visa Chart Shows FB and EB Changes. by Alan Lee, Esq.

    Immigration News That You Can Use-Contacting USCIS on Rejected and No Receipt Cases; 3/10 Year Bars Can Be Satisfied in Some Cases While Living in US: NYC CIS District Office Policy Changes Coming; Flexibility Period for RFE's, RFI's, NOID's, Etc. Likely at an End; August Visa Chart Shows Multiple FB and Few EB Changes. by Alan Lee, Esq. Contacting USCIS on rejected and no receipt cases. Filers of immigration cases are occasionally frustrated in submitting petitions and applications t...
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  • Article: What To Do With EB-5 Third Party Promoters? by Joseph P. Whalen

    Article: What To Do With EB-5 Third Party Promoters? by Joseph P. Whalen

    What To Do With EB-5 Third Party Promoters? by Joseph P. Whalen I. Introduction The most recent EB-5 legislation passed on March 15, 2022, did many things.  This essay addresses only one of them, albeit a multi-faceted one.  Direct and Third-Party Promoters will be subject to rules and standards to be set by the Secretary of Homeland Security, which as we all know means USCIS.  Immediately below is the statutory language. 8 USC § 1153  Allocation of immigra...
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  • Article: Result of Amicus Solicitation of 2011 on AC21 Standing for Affected Parties by Joseph P. Whalen

    Result of Amicus Solicitation of 2011 on AC21 Standing for Affected Parties by Joseph P. Whalen I. Introduction Back in 2015, USCIS’ AAO solicited Amicus Briefs for clarification on the applicability of AC21’s portability provision to alien beneficiaries’ right to standing in revocation proceedings concerning the I-140 immigrant visa petitions that underlie their I-485 applications for adjustment of status. They received and considered those briefs and adopted m...
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  • Article: As Transparent as a Brick Wall by Joseph P. Whalen

    Article: As Transparent as a Brick Wall by Joseph P. Whalen

    As Transparent as a Brick Wall by Joseph P. Whalen I. Introduction. This article addresses that portion of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act dealing with communications and transparency between DHS, USCIS, and IPO Officials or employees and anyone even remotely connected to an EB-5 investor, a Regional Center, a New Commercial Enterprise, a Job Creating Entity, or a representative of, or advocate for one of them, including members of Congress and their staff.  The new provision ...
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  • Article: The Deadline for Issues Regarding I-9 Immigration Forms Is Only a Few Days Away by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq.

    The Deadline for Issues Regarding I-9 Immigration Forms Is Only a Few Days Away by David H. Nachman, Esq., Ludka Zimovcak, Esq., Snehal Batra, Esq. and Samantha Chasworth, Esq. Employers who accepted certain documents for I-9 immigration forms from employees during the pandemic have till July 31st to update the forms to comply with the law. The temporary policy that was in-place that permitted employees to provide expired List B (proof of identification) documents to complete I-9 forms due to...
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  • Article: Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now by Rebekah Wolf for Immigration Impact

    Supreme Court Refuses to Restore Biden’s Immigration Enforcement Priorities for Now by Rebekah Wolf In a blow to the Department of Homeland Security’s attempts to set priorities for immigration enforcement, late last week the Supreme Court of the United States decided 5-4 to deny a request from the Department of Justice to restore the priorities while litigation continues. This decision comes after a confusing several months, culminating in opposing decisions in the 5th&nb...
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