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Form I-944 May Be Gone, but the Public Charge Rule Remains: What You Need to Know

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

During the Trump administration and amid much fanfare (and controversy), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced the I-944 form, titled the Declaration of Self-Sufficiency form. Pursuant to this form, applicants were asked to fill out information that would determine whether or not they would be a “public charge” in the future. A… Read More »

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How to Hire Foreign Workers in the US

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you intend to hire a foreign worker for a United States-based position at your company, you need to ensure that the worker has an appropriate visa allowing them to work in the country legally. If the employee does not already have legal permanent residence status (green card) or another applicable work visa, you’ll… Read More »

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DACA Still in Limbo, May Go Back to the Supreme Court

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

We’ve talked before about the never-ending challenges to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was established by former President Obama as a means to shield immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the United States as children. Conservatives, including former officials in the Trump administration, have questioned the legality of the program… Read More »

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EB-3 Third Preference Category Visas

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The EB-3 is a form of green card available to immigrants with a job lined up in the United States. The EB-3 differs from other employment-based visas in key respects. Below, we discuss the EB-3 visa, the requirements to apply, and the visa’s advantages and disadvantages. Continue reading to learn about EB-3 visas, and… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Green Card Through Marriage?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Aliens who marry a U.S. citizen or a green card holder can obtain lawful permanent residence status (green card). Marrying a citizen is one of the easier methods for obtaining permanent residence status, but like everything else in the U.S. immigration system, the process takes time. It’s important to consult with an experienced immigration… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules Biden Administration Can Stop Forcing Asylum Applicants to Wait Outside U.S.

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The former administration under President Trump enforced a number of draconian policies aimed at limiting all forms of immigration–whether “legal” or “illegal,” whether based on work visas, student visas, or compassionate asylum. Under one such policy, applicants for asylum would be forcibly removed from the United States to wait in Mexico for the months… Read More »

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EB5 and Angel Investors

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

There are many pathways to obtaining a green card outside of the standard student visas and work visas. In the 1990s, in order to boost the country’s flagging economy, Congress created the EB-5 visa program. The program allows angel investors who invest a sufficient amount of funds in a U.S. business enterprise to have… Read More »

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The O-1 for Aliens With Extraordinary Abilities

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Immigration to the United States is not a one-size-fits-all process. There are several different visas available for individuals and families, depending upon their specific circumstances. If you are looking for a means to move to the U.S., you might be eligible for a work visa, a student visa, asylum, or other pathways to visitation… Read More »

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Tips for H-1B Visa Applicants

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The H-1B visa is one of the most popular work visas offered by the United States. They are also extremely competitive. An H-1B visa allows non-citizens who work in a specialty occupation requiring specialized knowledge and skills to live and work inside the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives thousands… Read More »

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Biden Administration Allows Fast-Tracked Work Permits for Additional Fee

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Obtaining any sort of immigration relief can take weeks, months, or even years. Many non-citizens are left in a state of limbo, either waiting to enter the country or continuing to work inside the U.S. while awaiting a final decision that can be the difference between long-term residence in the country or imminent deportation…. Read More »

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