Can They Stay or Can They Go? The Case of the Ungrateful I-140 Employee.

Feb 13, 2017

Can They Stay or Can They Go?  The Case of the Ungrateful I-140 Employee By Peter Alphonso, an Associate Attorney of the Nair Law Group, APC. The bond between employer and employee is often solidified through the non-monetary benefits that typically come with employment in the U.S., including employer-sponsored health insurance, matching retirement contributions, and of course paid vacation and sick leave.  Through these benefits, the employer demonstrates their commitment to the… Read More

Personal Note to Clients-Election 2016

Nov 10, 2016

Dear Client,   It has been a long 18 months for this country and this has been an extremely long fight. The electorate has spoken and Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. Now the real work begins. Throughout his campaign, President-elect Trump has expressed his opinions and policy ideas regarding the fate of the millions of immigrants currently living and working in the United States. In most part, his rhetoric has been anti-immigrant but the truth is that we…

Client Letter "Requirement"

Oct 26, 2016

The Client Letter “Requirement” in the H-1B Third Party Placement Context By Michael Bergman, Esq., an Assocaite Attorney of the Nair Law Group, APC.   For practitioners and employers who deal with third party placement H-1B filings, the client letter simultaneously serves as a key piece of evidence in securing an H-1B approval as well as a distinct point of stress and consternation.    Third party placement, in the H-1B context, refers to employment by… Read More

Online I-94 Processing and Fee Payment Now Possible

Oct 07, 2016

Welcome news for travelers, especially with the upcoming holiday season, has just come from the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).  CBP unveiled a new feature permitting travelers entering the US at land borders to apply and pay online for their I-94s ahead of arriving in the US. Travelers can now avoid the hassle and time of making payments and completing forms at the border. This convenience will also speed up border crossing time for travelers. The new system allows travelers to…

2016 Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Rule

Aug 18, 2016

2016 Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Rule by Damini M. Patel, Esq., Associate Attorney of the Nair Law Group, APC. On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security published a final rule that expanded the availability of the provisional unlawful presence waiver. This waiver is available to individuals who would be eligible for a waiver under INA §212(a)(9)(B)(v). Under INA §212(a)(9)(B)(v), an individual who has accrued over 180 days of unlawful presence in… Read More