New Legal Framework for Adjudicating NIW Petitions

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Out with the Old. The EB-2 immigrant visa category is for professionals with advanced degrees and individuals with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. This visa category generally requires a job offer and a labor certification by the Department of Labor. That means a self-petitioning entrepreneur cannot file an EB-2 visa petition unless…

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Author: Christy Turovskiy

New Immigration Rules in Effect January 17, 2017

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Cleveland Immigration Attorney Discusses New Immigration Rules for 2017 Three Unique Conference Calls On November 18, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published new Federal Regulations, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-skilled nonimmigrant Workers.” These new regulations formally establish agency policies arising from ACWIA 1998, the American Competitiveness…

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New Rule: Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers

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Experienced Attorney Assisting Immigrant Workers in Cleveland and the Entire US On November 17, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security issued a new rule titled “Retention of EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.”  This new rule increases job flexibility for foreign workers and especially those born mainly…

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Author: Philip Eichorn

BIA Says Arizona Shoplifting Law Is A Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

Categories: Case Law Update

On November 16, 2016 the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) sustained the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) appeal in Matter of Diaz-Lizarraga, 26 I&N Dec. 847 (BIA 2016).  The immigration judge (“IJ”) had terminated (dismissed) the removal proceedings.  Counsel argued and the IJ agreed that shoplifting under Arizona Revised Statutes §13-1805(A) was not a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT)….

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Author: Philip Eichorn