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Rebecca Black

Public charge denial updates for May 2020

Very important information coming out of the Trump administration regarding public charge denials. You can receive a public charge denial of your green card or permanent resident application if you have received one or more of these public benefits, for more than 12 months in aggregate within any 36-month period. Receipt of two benefits in …

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Why do H1B first instead of filing the PERM Labor Certification Process

Employers and foreign nationals alike often operate under the mistaken belief that the company must file for the H1B non-immigrant visa petition before they can start the PERM process for the foreign national to get his green card. Typically, the foreign national starts working for the sponsoring company while they are doing their OPT (Optional …

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Proposal could eliminate backlogged green-card applications

Many people in Florida are concerned about how proposed immigration reforms might affect their own status, especially people waiting on long-backlogged lists. One plan proposed by the Trump administration would eliminate the applications for over 4 million people currently waiting for green card approval in family-based and employment-based immigration categories. Even people who have been …

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