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Can we blame some of USCIS mistakes on influx of new officers? Victoria Chen thinks so

Victoria Chen, lawyer at the North America Immigration Law Group, has recently posted a message on her LinkedIn account voicing something that many have thought about. She brings the attention to the recent influx of new USCIS officers and how they may be behind some of the common mistakes observed in the adjudication of EB2 […]

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Can your family join your EB2 NIW green card application?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJeCZdoYsCo Many prospective EB-2 NIW applicants ask if their family can join them in case their I-140 gets approved. In this article we will review how family is dealt with in employment-based green card applications such as the National Interest Waiver.  We will review who may be included and who may not, and we will

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EB2 NIW Success Story: Davide, an entomologist that went from grad student to green card holder

Davide is an Italian entomologist currently completing his PhD studies in a US University. He studied in Europe and did an internship in South Africa. Knowing that his passion was the study of insects, and particularely the study of parasitic wasps, he decided to continue his training with a doctorate degree. While finding funding for

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Navigating Layoffs in the Tech Sector: The US Green Card Option and Canada’s New Immigration Opportunities

In this article, we explore options available for highly skilled foreign tech workers facing layoffs in the US, including Green Card routes and new immigration opportunities in Canada. Layoffs and the H-1B Visa Situation The past couple of years have seen an increase in layoffs, especially in the tech sector. Layoffs come in waves and we

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New version of ETA-9089 form

Screenshot of new version of ETA-9089 The Department of Labor has released a statement announcing they will finally issue a new version of form ETA-9089. This form is known as the Application for Labor Certification and EB-2 NIW applicants need to include it in their petition package.  I say “finally” because the current version of the

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Understanding Retrogression: What It Means, Why It Happens, and How to Manage It

What is Retrogression? In this blog post, we will discuss the concept of retrogression. Retrogression generally means “the process of returning to an earlier state, typically a worse one”, according to Google. In the context of the green card process, retrogression refers to the backward movement of priority dates, resulting in a longer waiting time

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