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Monthly Archives from August 2016

Shareholder Giselle Carson to Publish Immigration Book

Immigration Attorney and Shareholder Giselle Carson’s first Immigration book is coming soon! Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students  As we highlighted in the July newsletter, we are putting the finishing touches on Ms. Carson’s first Immigration book – Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to WorkVisa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students. This book is designed to help readers understand the most commonly used work […]

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Coming Soon: My NEW Book – Beyond the H-1B

If you’ve been receiving and reading my newsletters, you know I am working on the finishing touches on my first Immigration book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students. This book is designed to help readers understand the most commonly used work visas under U.S. immigration law considering the limited availability of H-1Bs.

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I-9 Verification and Automatic EAD Extension for TPS Holders

The DHS may designate a country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) when it has determined that conditions in that country would result in a threat to the personal safety of individuals if they returned home (i.e.  armed conflict, epidemic, or earthquake). Citizens of that country in the U.S. can apply for TPS status. Currently, several countries have been designated for TPS including:

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Intellectual Property Frequently Asked Questions: Volume 2 – Copyrights

Our FAQ Series Continues… Intellectual Property Law can be a very confusing topic of conversation with clients, businesses, and friends. Today we are covering our second topic in our recurring Frequently Asked Questions series. Copyrights. What is a copyright? A copyright is a form of statutory protection provided to original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression” including literary, musical, dramatic, choreographic, pictorial, graphic and sculptural, motion picture and audio visual, sound recordings […]

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Time to Renew Your E-2? We Can Help You!

E-2 Visa Five Year Extension Approved for Canadian Citizen at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto  Our client, a Canadian citizen, came to the U.S. with his family five years ago to start a niche automotive business under an E-2 treaty investor visa. The E-2 visa is an attractive way for small business owners and entrepreneurs from certain countries that have a treaty of commerce with the U.S. to come and expand or start a business.

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August 8th Is the Deadline to Apply for 7-month Allowance to a 17-month STEM OPT Extension

If you currently have a 17-month STEM OPT extension, you may apply to add 7 months to your STEM OPT period. If you want to apply for this 7-month extension, you must properly file your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (with the required fee and signature) on or before August 8, 2016. USCIS will deny applications filed after August 8, 2016. You may apply to add 7 months to your 17-month STEM OPT period if:

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