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Employment Based Immigration – EB1

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       11:36 am

This is a continuation of the previous blog: Employment Based Permanent Residents. Just to reiterate, each year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) allocates 140,000 petitions that may be awarded green cards through EB categories. Each country, no matter the size or the population, gets seven percent (7%) of the

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TPS and Legal Permanent Residents

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       11:27 am

There are several thousand individuals, currently, who have been given TPS Status. TPS stands for Temporary Protected Status. What this means is that people from certain countries are given temporary relief from deportation. These individuals can acquire a work authorization and work here without the fear of deportation. However, in

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Children from Central America.

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       11:22 am

With the huge influx of children from Central America, the question a lot of people have is “what will happen next?” Unfortunately, it is very hard to give a simple answer. This link provides a decent overview of what the families might be facing. (more…)

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Unauthorized Immigrant Workers and Social Security

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       11:18 am

There have been a lot of myths circulating about Unauthorized Immigrant Workers. One of the biggest myths is Unauthorized Immigrant Workers do not pay taxes. According to an Actuarial Note issued by the Social Security Administration, Unauthorized Workers in 2010 paid an estimated $12 Billion into Social Security. This number

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EXECUTIVE ACTION – IMMIGRATION REFORM

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       11:14 am

On November 20th, 2014, President Obama announced his plan to reform our Immigration System. President Obama will sign a series of Executive Actions that will go into effect in the upcoming months. The USCIS and other agencies are then responsible for implementing these Executive Actions. Some actions may take few

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Expanded DACA – Executive Action

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       11:02 am

On November 20th, 2014, President Obama announced his plan to reform our Immigration System. The first program, the Expansion of DACA, is scheduled to go into effect February 18, 2015. Note, that the USCIS will not accept any applications before this date. (more…)

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Employment Authorization to certain H-4 Individuals

By: Rajat Shankar      Dec ,8, 2015       10:39 am

USCIS, announced that effective May 26th, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend employment authorization (EAD) to certain H-4 dependent spouses. Who is Eligible? (more…)

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