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  • Article: Siskind Summary: Health Care Worker Provisions in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (the “HEROES Act”) By Greg Siskind

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  • Article: 5 REASONS FOR O-1 VISA RFEs (Request for Further Evidence) By Elektra B. Yao, Esq. 

    5 REASONS FOR O-1 VISA RFEs (Request for Further Evidence) by Elektra B. Yao, Esq. 1. WEAK FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS A common reason for a case to receive an RFE is because of a weak contract. A future engagement is memorialized in a document that is sometimes called a contract, a letter of intent, a job offer letter, a letter of employment, an intent to hire, or a summary of the terms of agreement. A weak contract is a contract that is: ● missing certain mandatory clauses ● too ge...
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  • Article: Why the district court should grant the Harvard and MIT’s injunctive reliefs By Deok Y. Song

    Legal & opinion editorial – Why the district court should grant the Harvard and MIT’s injunctive reliefs to stop ICE from enforcing the July 6 SEVP announcement and reinstate the previous March exemption guidance that allows F1 and M1 students to maintain status despite full online course load. by Deok Y. Song Disclaimer: All views expressed in this article are my own and do not represent the opinions of any organization that I am, was or will be affiliated. On July 6, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) made a surprise announcement that rescinded the March 2020 guida...
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  • Article: CANADA IMMIGRATION UPDATE: ENTREPRENEURIAL WORK PERMIT By David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.

    CANADA IMMIGRATION UPDATE: ENTREPRENEURIAL WORK PERMIT by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. A foreign investor wishing to relocate to Canada should consider applying for work permit under the Temporary Foreign Worker (“TFW”) Program. This is also a path to permanent residence under a provincial program or as a federal skilled worker under the Express Entry. A foreign investor who can create a new business, acquire an existing business, or invest 5...
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  • Article: Stock Broker Misconduct in 2020: What You Need to Know By Elijah Elijah

    Article: Stock Broker Misconduct in 2020: What You Need to Know By Elijah Elijah

    Stock Broker Misconduct in 2020: What You Need to Know by Elijah Elijah Investing in stocks always carries a certain amount of risk. After all, the market can be volatile and you never know how things will unfold. Another crucial factor is the stock broker you are working with. Unfortunately, recent years have seen a rise in stock broker misconduct. Your stock broker could be your greatest ally, but they could also pose the biggest threat to your money. Their advice can be invaluable, but...
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  • Article: Video: SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 By David H. Nachman, Esq.

    Video: SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 by David H. Nachman, Esq. The government announced Monday that international students will not be allowed to stay in the country if the institution in which they're enrolled is holding online-only courses this fall, and those failing to comply with the rules will risk deportation. ...
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  • Article: USCIS Hasn’t Approved a Single Person for Liberian Legalization Program By  Walter Ewing

    USCIS Hasn’t Approved a Single Person for Liberian Legalization Program by Walter Ewing A program created in late 2019 to allow certain Liberian noncitizens in the United States to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) is falling far short of its potential, according to a new report . The program in question is Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF), a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 enacted on December 20, 2019. Eligible L...
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  • Article: Pursuing a National Interest Exception to the Presidential Entry Bans on Economic Grounds ~ Not A Fool’s Errand By Angelo A. Paparelli

    Pursuing a National Interest Exception to the Presidential Entry Bans on Economic Grounds ~ Not A Fool’s Errand by Angelo A. Paparelli We’ve seen this movie before. Scene 1 : The President issues a proclamation in reliance on his authority to restrict the entry of certain noncitizens under Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(f) so long as he asserts that allowing them in would be “detrimental to the interests of the United States.” Scene 2 : The proclamation crea...
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  • Article: Litigation Victories Force USCIS to Rescind Restrictive H-1B Memoranda ~ Agency Also Offers Unclear Guidance on H-1B “Nonproductive” Status By Angelo A. Paparelli

    Litigation Victories Force USCIS to Rescind Restrictive H-1B Memoranda ~ Agency Also Offers Unclear Guidance on H-1B “Nonproductive” Status by Angelo A. Paparelli In the wake of recent losses in the federal courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) — on June 17, 2020 — issued a memorandum that rescinds two agency policies which, for more than ten years, had forced employers of H-1B (Specialty Occupation) workers stationed at custo...
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  • Article: CANADA IMMIGRATION UPDATE: EFFECT OF PROCLAMATION ON CANADA AND NONIMMIGRANT VISAS By David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq.

    CANADA IMMIGRATION UPDATE: EFFECT OF PROCLAMATION ON CANADA AND NONIMMIGRANT VISAS by David H. Nachman, Esq., Michael Phulwani, Esq. and Ludka Zimovcak, Esq. On June 22nd, President Trump issued Proclamation suspending entry of aliens who present a risk to the U.S. Labor Market following the coronavirus outbreak. The Proclamation bans entry of certain nonimmigrant workers including H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L-1 until the end of the year. This Proclamation will not affect TN visa holders from Canada and...
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