What is an O-1B Visa?

2024-07-02T16:32:10-04:00

The O-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa classification in the United States. It is intended for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and who have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

Here are the key points about the O-1B visa:

  1. Extraordinary […]
What is an O-1B Visa?2024-07-02T16:32:10-04:00

Asylum, the Border Crisis and Fixing the Process

2024-04-29T14:49:46-04:00

My first experience in immigration law came in my first summer clerkship while attending Georgetown Law Center, in the summer of 1999. A former immigrant myself, I had gone through several immigration processes to eventually become a US citizen at 14 years of age, but I had never experienced the sheer fear of going […]

Asylum, the Border Crisis and Fixing the Process2024-04-29T14:49:46-04:00

Birthright Citizenship – It is time for a real overhaul of the system to reward those who follow the laws and punish those who don’t

2024-05-09T12:06:37-04:00

Immigration and Birthright Citizenship – What We Need to Do to Deal with It.

Let’s face it – this country is a disaster on so many fronts. The government finally woke up out of its century-and-a-half-long slumber to establish Juneteenth. Yes, slavery happened, and it lasted four centuries and this country was built on the […]

Birthright Citizenship – It is time for a real overhaul of the system to reward those who follow the laws and punish those who don’t2024-05-09T12:06:37-04:00

Expendable to Essential

2023-10-11T13:44:45-04:00

As the President pushes for meat-processing plants to re-open or stay open, the number of workers getting infected with Covid-19 continues to rise. Approximately 30% of workers at those plants are immigrants, some of whom are documented and some not. Pre-corona, these same plants were the targets for raids by the Immigration and Customs […]

Expendable to Essential2023-10-11T13:44:45-04:00

A Lion’s whimper – President Trump’s Executive Order

2023-10-11T13:18:52-04:00

President Trump signed into effect a new executive order entitled “Suspension Of Entry Of Immigrants Who Present A Risk To The United States Labor Market During The Economic Recovery Following The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak”, on April 22, 2020.

While this sounds ominous and has the appearance of the great lion, king of the jungle, […]

A Lion’s whimper – President Trump’s Executive Order2023-10-11T13:18:52-04:00

Greetings from the Epicenter

2023-10-11T13:19:05-04:00

As someone who grew up in New York City, I was always told that the Big Apple was the center of the universe. In this global world, it was always cool to think that I was in such an important place and that was part of my motivation to move back here in 2011 […]

Greetings from the Epicenter2023-10-11T13:19:05-04:00

The Coronavirus and Public Charge Rule

2023-10-11T13:30:46-04:00

Between the time I write this article and each one of you reads it, the information about Coronavirus will be different and its impact greater. Many of you may think what does the Coronavirus have to do with immigration law and immigrants? Many of you will not care about immigrants’ rights unless it directly […]

The Coronavirus and Public Charge Rule2023-10-11T13:30:46-04:00

Where does one begin explaining what people really need to know about the government’s new “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule”?

2023-10-11T13:39:14-04:00

Part 1 – Explanations of the terms

  • What is a Public Charge?

The “public charge” inadmissibility test was established by law in 1883, allowing the federal government to deny a person a green card, an extension of a visa or admission into the U.S., which means the government has always withheld the right to exclude […]

Where does one begin explaining what people really need to know about the government’s new “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule”?2023-10-11T13:39:14-04:00

The final immigration hurdle: filing for removal of conditions on a spousal application for a green card.

2024-05-03T10:45:09-04:00

What happens when couples come face-to-face with the final immigration hurdle? Many people think that once the original petition for an immigrant spouse (I-130) is approved the application for removal of conditions is a mere formality. In fact, this is where USCIS will scrutinize the application the most. Removal of conditions allows the foreign […]

The final immigration hurdle: filing for removal of conditions on a spousal application for a green card.2024-05-03T10:45:09-04:00

The Beauty, Mystery & Anguish of Tibet Seen Firsthand

2024-05-03T10:44:01-04:00

{2:42 minutes to read}

This spring, I realized a lifelong dream of visiting the sacred and ancient land of Tibet. As a mahayana buddhist, I always wanted to see the spiritual heartland of Tibetan buddhism. I flew to Beijing and took trains west, across China all the way to Lhasa, the […]

The Beauty, Mystery & Anguish of Tibet Seen Firsthand2024-05-03T10:44:01-04:00
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