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Options Beyond the H-1B: Consider the NIW and Its New Adjudicatory Standard

  On December 27, 2016, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued a landmark decision for EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card cases, which may make it easier for some to pursue this option. The AAO decision eliminated the existing NYSDOT standards and replaced them with more realistic standards. USCIS may now grant an NIW if the petitioner demonstrates: that the foreign national’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance; that he or […]

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A New Look for Green Cards and EADs

In April, USCIS announced a redesign of the Permanent Resident Card (i.e. Green Card) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The new-look documents started being issued in May, so some of you may have already received them. Why is USCIS doing this? The redesign is part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project, an effort to create documents that are more secure and harder to alter. The goal is to reduce fraud and counterfeiting.

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Plan for Retrogression in Green Card Categories

Wondering how long it may be until you get your Green Card? The US Department of State often shares projections for the various visa categories to give people a sense of how things are currently moving. Here is information on expected priority dates retrogressions in specific categories, so you can plan ahead!

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Immigration Success Story: Green Card for Skilled Workers and Professionals

The Marks Gray Immigration Team regularly helps clients with I-140 Petitions and Green Card applications for Professional or Skilled Workers. This month, we are highlighting the success story of Maria, a registered nurse from the Philippines. For some green card categories and countries of origin, the backlog is years long. To achieve the desired results, these candidates and their employers must be in it for the long haul. Maria and our hospital client were willing […]

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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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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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