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Immigration Success Story: I-140 Petition – EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers

The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps clients with I-140 Petitions in the EB-1 Preference for Outstanding Professors and Researchers. This month, we are highlighting a success story of an internationally recognized physics professor and researcher from Romania. We prepared a strong petition highlighting the candidate’s advanced degrees, outstanding ability in the field of matter-materials physics, international recognition, publications, and significant contributions to his field, as well as his employer’s permanent need for his services.

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Immigration Success Stories: Employment-Based First Preference EB-1

Employment-Based (EB-1) Green Card for International Customer & Product Support Manager from Venezuela “Thank you very much for all the hard work and the good spirit placed on our case!!” We regularly help employers petition for permanent resident status (“green card”) for their employees with extraordinary ability. Here, we are sharing another green card success story for an International Customer and Product Support Manager from Venezuela.

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Upcoming Visa Bulletin Shows Updated Final Action Dates

The Department of State recently published their September 2016 Visa Bulletin. The publication shows final action dates for a handful of employment categories have been updated. In August, the EB-1 final action date was January 1, 2010. In September, it is current.

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DOS Announces Visa Retrogression for India and China EB-1 and Worldwide EB-2 until October 1, 2016

Due to continued high demand for immigrant visas, the U.S Department of State (DOS) announced cut-off dates for permanent residence applicants under the employment-based EB-1 category for India and China and all applicants in the second preference EB-2 category. EB-1 Visas are primarily reserved for priority workers and historically remained current for all applicants throughout the year.  Meaning that these applicants did not have to wait for visa availability to apply for an immigrant visa.  […]

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High Demand for EB-1 Visas Might Result in Unprecedented Cut Off Dates

As a result of employers and foreign nationals looking for alternatives to the H-1B cap, the Department of State (DOS) and USCIS have advised that there has been a significantly high demand for visas in the EB-1 category. DOS has said that should demand continue to remain at the same rate, some form of “corrective action” would be necessary before the close of the fiscal year to regulate worldwide visa numbers. This may require the […]

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