WHAT IS AN L-1 VISA AND WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United States L-1 visa, also known as an Inter-Company Transferee Visa, is available to employees of an international company that has offices in both the United States and abroad. The visa allows qualified foreign workers to relocate to the corporation's U.S.-based office after having worked abroad for the company for at least one continuous year within the previous three prior to admission in the U.S. Importantly, the U.S. and non-U.S. employers must be related in one of the following four ways: 1) pa... read more.

  • July 09, 2015
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THE POSITIVE IMMIGRATION IMPACT OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON GAY MARRIAGE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

On Friday, June 26, 2015, in a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court officially ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide.  When interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling in local press circuits, top immigration attorney Edward Shulman stated: "This is a monumental and historic decision. Not only is this a celebratory event for American gay couples but it also represents a significant civil rights victory for the immigration world since marriage affords U.S. citizens and permanent residents the r... read more.

  • July 07, 2015
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EDWARD SHULMAN, ESQ. APPOINTED AS CHAIR TO THE EOIR COMMITTEE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced today that Edward Shulman, Esq., of the nationally-recognized immigration firm, The Shulman Law Group, LLC, will be the 2015-2016 Chairperson of the EOIR Committee.  EOIR stands for the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Under delegated authority form the Attorney General, the EOIR conducts immigration court hearings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.  The main goal of the EOIR is to a... read more.

  • July 02, 2015
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EDWARD SHULMAN, ESQ. INVITED AS DISCUSSION LEADER

By Edward Shulman, Posted in About Shulman Law

 Thousands of lawyers focusing on the fundamentals of U.S. immigration law converge each year for the AILA Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference, held for the tenth year by the top immigration experts in the United States. The conference is scheduled to take place on August 6-7, 2015 at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, Florida. Edward Shulman, Esq., head immigration attorney and founder of the Shulman Law Group, LLC, was invited as a discussion leader on the topic of Family-Based Immigra... read more.

  • June 30, 2015
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IMMIGRATION RELIEF FOR NEPALI NATIONALS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, the Nepali community is receiving special consideration in the form of immigration relief from the United States.  In particular, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced several major immigration relief measures that may be available upon request to Nepali nationals impacted by the recent disaster. To begin with, a Nepali national currently in the United States may obtain relief by filing an... read more.

  • June 12, 2015
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NAVAJO NATION RECEIVES EB-5 IMMIGRANT INVESTOR FUNDS

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The Navajo Nation, the largest Native American tribal community in the United States which covers more than 27,000 miles over three states (Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah), is poised to become the first American-Indian tribe to exercise the EB-5 initiative in order to improve their economic plight and to revitalize their reservation.  While the EB-5 program has been operating since 1990, it was not until President Obama's first term in office that Native American territories were made eligible to partic... read more.

  • June 03, 2015
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WHAT IS AN EB-5 INVESTOR VISA?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The EB-5 visa, also known as the Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Program, was created by Congress in 1990, and provides a method for foreign nationals to obtain lawful permanent residence (e.g. a green card) if they are willing to invest money in the United States. Essentially, to obtain an EB-5 visa, an individual must invest one million dollars, or in some cases $500,000,  in a certified U.S. job-creating commercial enterprise, creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers.  There... read more.

  • June 01, 2015
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OBTAINING A GREEN CARD THROUGH MARRIAGE

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

United States citizens and permanent residents can sponsor spouses through a petition for a Green Card by marriage. In order to do so, both the petitioner and the beneficiary have to establish their eligibility, prove that their marriage is bona fide (legitimate), and compellingly demonstrate that it was not entered into for the sole purpose of obtaining immigration benefits.It is important to note that the application process varies depending on whether the petitioner is a United States Citizen or Lawful P... read more.

  • May 20, 2015
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PATERSON MAYOR JOINS OTHER CITIES IN BACKING OBAMA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres of Paterson, New Jersey announced that he would be part of the Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) effort to back President Obama in appealing the Texas judge’s ruling in February that halted implementation of a plan that would protect millions of unauthorized immigrants from being deported.  In this effort, Paterson joined dozens of other municipalities across the country in supporting the administration's stalled effort to set forth immigration executive actions... read more.

  • May 19, 2015
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¿PORQUE CONTRATAR A UN ABOGADO DE INMIGRACIÓN?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

 El sistema de inmigración de los Estados Unidos es extremadamente complejo, en constante cambio, y administrado por múltiples agencias gubernamentales. Mientras que estas agencias intentan proporcionar información útil para el público, podría ser un grave error confiar en las agencias gubernamentales para asesoramiento jurídico relativo a la legalización de su estatus inmigratorio en los Estados Unidos. Ellos no tienen ninguna responsabilidad por... read more.

  • May 08, 2015
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-Immigration Client

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