INSTAGRAM CO-FOUNDER HAD WORK VISA PROBLEM

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Instagram almost lost one of its cofounders and one of the technical masterminds behind the ever-popular photo-sharing application because of trouble and delays in procuring a work visa.  According to Krieger, a native of Brazil who came to the United States to study at Stanford University on a student visa, Instagram almost didn’t happen, and the U.S.’s "convoluted immigration system would have been to blame." After graduating from Stanford, he procured a job at Meebo, and the software&nbs... read more.

  • April 13, 2015
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NIGERIAN IMMIGRANT ACCEPTED TO ALL EIGHT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Harold Ekeh, a high school senior in New York, was born in Nigeria and came to the United States when he was eight years old. He wrote his main college essay about the struggle to adjust to a new country and highlighted how he frequently questioned his parents about why they moved from Africa. Despite his struggles to acculturate after immigrating, Ekeh was recently accepted to all eight of the Ivy League Schools in the United States, with several of them offering him merit-based scholarships to attend.&nbs... read more.

  • April 09, 2015
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MANY ICONIC "AMERICAN" BRANDS WERE FOUNDED BY IMMIGRANTS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

As United States lawmakers argue about the economic effects of immigration on the country, they might well consider that many of America's most profitable companies were started by immigrants. Noteworthy is the fact that many recognizable and "American" brands were founded by foreign born individuals or children of immigrants. These include some of the most iconic and profitable companies such as: Tesla Motors, Google, Yahoo, Intel, eBay, Pfizer, Radio Shack, Comcast, Goldman Sachs, Kohl's, Honeywell, AT&am... read more.

  • April 08, 2015
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NEW DEAL APPROVED FOR ABUSED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN TO REMAIN IN US

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Last Friday, a California federal judge approved a deal between the federal government and a class of abused immigrant children, in which the immigrants will have a path to United States residency under the “special immigrant juvenile” program and the applications of those who aged out of the program will be re-opened. The suit, filed on behalf of four immigrant children who had been abused and made dependents of state courts, challenged certain United States Department of Homeland Security (DH... read more.

  • April 07, 2015
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APRIL 2015 VISA BULLETIN UPDATE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Visa Bulletin is a monthly publication put out by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, that is a part of the United States Department of State. The main purpose of this bulletin is to provide an updated waiting list (also known as Priority Date) for immigrants that are subject to the quota system. Immigrants to the United States are essentially classified under two categories: 1. those that need a waiting list, such as those seeking admission as a relative of a permanent resident; and 2. those who do not req... read more.

  • April 06, 2015
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REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVES INTRODUCE DHS REFORM PACKAGE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States government first proposed by the U.S. Commission on National Security in January of 2001 and expedited in response to the September 11th attacks.   DHS is charged with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories.  On March 1, 2003, DHS absorbed the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Formerly "INS") and assumed its duties. In doing so, it divided the enforcement and... read more.

  • April 03, 2015
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BENEFICIOS ECONÓMICOS PREDICHO DE NUEVO REGLAMENTO DE OBAMA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Dejando a un lado los prejuicios políticos contra la reforma de la inmigración, y no obstante la retención temporal por motivos políticos en acciones ejecutivas Inmigración del presidente Obama, los beneficios económicos de la acción diferida (DACA y DAPA) son imposibles de ignorar. Mientras implicaciones económicas están en el centro de las controversias, economistas e investigadores de políticas públicas han sido capaces de hacer... read more.

  • April 02, 2015
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PREDICTED ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF OBAMA'S NEW REGULATION

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Setting aside political biases against immigration reform and notwithstanding the politically-motivated temporary hold on President Obama's Immigration Executive Actions, the economic benefits of deferred action (DACA and DAPA) are impossible to ignore.  While economic implications are at the center of the controversies, economists and public policy researchers have been able to make a strong case for the predicted long-term positive impact of both comprehensive immigration reform and the President's e... read more.

  • April 01, 2015
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QUOTA EXEMPTIONS TO H-1B VISA CAP

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Amid the flurry and hype over the regular quota for H-1B petitions, it is important to note that there are certain circumstances in which H-1B petitions are not subject to the annual statutory quota or cap.  "Cap-exempt" means that there is no annual numerical limit, no set filing dates, and no set employment start dates. The cap exempt provision of the H-1B visa program allows certain United States companies and organizations to employ an unlimited number of H-1B workers and apply for H-1B's at any ti... read more.

  • March 31, 2015
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IMPORTANCE OF FILING H-1B QUICKLY

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

I would like to inform clients interested in obtaining an H-1B visa that USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will begin accepting new H-1B quota-based applications starting on April 1, 2015.  The earliest start work date will be October 1, 2015.  USCIS experts are predicting that they will receive more petitions than the H-1B cap during the first few business days of April, suggesting that a lottery is likely.The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows United States co... read more.

  • March 27, 2015
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