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FAQ: Medical Exam for Adjustment of Status

If you are applying for U.S. permanent residence (“green card”), you’ll need to submit to a medical exam. This FAQ is intended to guide you through this process. Why do I have to undergo a medical exam?  The purpose of the examination is to confirm that you are not inadmissible to the U.S. on public health grounds. The medical examination must be performed by a civil surgeon who has been designated by the immigration authorities […]

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FAQ: PERM Labor Certification Process – Phase 2

The First Step to an Employment-Based “Green Card” – The Labor Certification Process (PERM) Phase 2: PERM Advertising and Recruitment Before filing the PERM Labor Certification (LC) with the Department of Labor (DOL), employers are required to complete very specific advertising and recruitment steps for the job at issue. The goal of this phase is to show that no qualified U.S. workers are available for the specific position.

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FAQ: H-1B and Cap Exempt Organizations

Can you benefit from the H-1B Cap-Exemption? The H-1B cap is one of the current greatest concerns and challenges for employers seeking to hire professional foreign nationals. Employers are challenged by the limited (capped) number of H-1B visas available and the oversubscribed demand for these visas (the cap is typically reached within the first five days of filing).

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FAQ: PERM Labor Certification Process – Phase 1

The First Step to an Employment-Based “Green Card” -The Labor Certification Process (PERM) Phase 1:  Case Strategy, PERM initiation, Job Requirements Determination, and Prevailing Wage Determination There are 3 steps to obtaining a green card based on employment:

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FAQ: Immigration Business Plan for L-1s and E-2 Investors Visas

Our latest post in our Frequently Asked Questions about Immigration has been posted on our website. Click here to download your copy today!

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FAQ: DACA, DAPA and SCOTUS – U.S. v. Texas Decision

About the Decision: On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued a one-sentence per curium ruling in U.S. v. Texas, simply stating “The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided court”. This 4-4 decision left in place the Fifth Circuit ruling blocking the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of American and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

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