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New Covid 19 Travel Requirements: What you need to know

By |2021-11-08T12:28:18-05:00November 8th, 2021|Covid 19 Vaccine, COVID-19, Immigration|

Beginning TODAY (Monday, November 8, 2021) Travel restrictions that were put in place during the pandemic end after more than a year and a half. Travelers from around the world can resume flights to the U.S. as long as they are vaccinated. On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation ending travel bans that [...]

Case Delay Lawsuits | Suing the Government for Case Delays

By |2021-10-29T10:16:19-04:00October 29th, 2021|Case Delay Lawsuit|

What is a Case Delay Lawsuit? A case delay lawsuit is also called a Mandamus lawsuit or APA (Administrative Procedures Act) lawsuit. Under the APA, any government agency which includes all the immigration agencies such as DHS, USCIS, DOL, etc., must conclude a matter brought before the agency in a reasonable time. If the government [...]

Biden Admin. Unveils New DACA Rules For Migrants

By |2021-09-27T10:29:06-04:00September 27th, 2021|DACA, Immigration|

Today, September 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled new DACA rules  (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program, on Monday, aiming to fortify immigration protections for millions of people brought to the U.S. as children. The Biden administration and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the proposal aims to strengthen DACA, the Obama-era [...]

Biden Administration Plans to Rescind COVID-19 Travel Bans

By |2021-09-23T10:12:40-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Travel Ban|

Today, the White House announced that it has plans to ease travel restrictions on all international travelers coming into the United States beginning in early November 2021. The White House will rescind the current geographic COVID-19 related travel bans implemented for individuals from China, Iran, the Schengen Area, U.K., Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, and India [...]

Should I Sponsor a Foreign Employee for a Work Visa?

By |2021-08-23T12:32:57-04:00August 20th, 2021|EB-2, EB-3, H-1B Visa, Immigration|

Decision Vision Episode 129: Should I Sponsor a Foreign Employee for a Work Visa? – An Interview with Karen Weinstock, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers When a business has an opportunity and needs to hire a foreign employee and sponsor them for a work visa, what issues and obligations does that decision raise?  Having immigrated from Israel [...]

FY2022 H-1B Cap Registrations released

By |2021-06-29T16:08:01-04:00June 29th, 2021|H-1B Visa|

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released data showing the total number of annual H-1B lottery registrations received for the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2022. Under the electronic registration process, now in its second year of operation, petitioning employers were already aware of the annual quota (“cap”) being met, with registration selection notices being released in [...]

Citizenship to Children of Same-Sex Couples.

By |2021-06-29T15:13:04-04:00June 29th, 2021|Immigration, LGBTQ immigration, Naturalization|

The U.S. State Department, on May 18th, 2021,  eliminated a longstanding policy refusing to acknowledge the U.S. citizenship of the children of many married same-sex couples. Over the last several years, LGBTQ immigrant rights in the United States have changed significantly. A progressive cultural environment and several court cases have helped to equalize the treatment of [...]

LGBTQ+ Immigrants in the United States

By |2021-06-30T15:10:49-04:00June 29th, 2021|Immigration Cases, Immigration Policies, LGBTQ immigration|

Written by: Immigration Attorney Carlos Rodriguez LGBTQ+ immigration cases are very personal to me. I have been working as an immigration lawyer for a few years now. I recently joined Weinstock Immigration Lawyers after moving from Texas, where I worked with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) assisting [...]

Guide to Higher Education as an Undocumented Student

By |2021-06-17T15:33:18-04:00June 17th, 2021|DACA|

It can be tough to narrow down higher education options after graduation for most students. There are state and private college options, trade schools, and community colleges to choose from, and each option offers a different price point, a different trajectory, and a different path. These choices become even more difficult when there are other [...]

Victory to immigrants facing deportation.

By |2021-05-06T14:57:06-04:00May 6th, 2021|Deportation, Immigration|

The U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to thousands of long-term immigrants facing deportation in a ruling that faulted the federal government for improperly notifying a man who came to the United States illegally from Guatemala to appear for a U.S. Supreme Court, on Thursday, April 29, 2021, offering hope to [...]

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