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H-4 And EAD

On May 26 of this year, new regulation allowing certain H-4 visa holders to obtain an employment authorization document (EAD) came into effect. Some of…

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DAPA Updates And Notario Fraud

In USCIS’s January 26, 2015 DAPA update one of the main issues discussed was to be wary of notario fraud (“notarios” or “immigration consultations” are people…

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President Obama’s Immigration Plan

“We are and always will be a nation of immigrants.” –President Barack Obama The United States of America is founded from immigrants.  Just like our…

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Retrogression of EB-2 Visas For Indian Nationals

Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of Visa Reporting and Control Division for the Department of State, has issued his thoughts/predictions on EB-2 retrogression for Indian nationals and…

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Overview of Adjustment of Status

For many non-immigrants, the process of becoming an immigrant or U.S. citizen is a very daunting but rewarding task.  There are several ways to become…

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Welcome to the HBM Law Team

Chey Vargas serves as the immigration paralegal at HBM Law Offices, LLC in West Des Moines, Iowa.  She is a first generation immigrant and appreciates the…

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FY 2015 H-1B Petition Results And What To Expect

USCIS received 172,500 petitions for FY2015 and more than 20,000 petitions filed towards the Masters quota cap. As predicted, with an improving economy, the demand…

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Clients’ Choice 2014 Award

With only four months into the year, we have earned the Clients’ Choice Award for 2014.  We received the same award last year from Avvo — an online attorney…

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USCIS Reaches FY 2015 H-1B Cap

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal…

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