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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: H-1B Workers

In the case decided by the DOL, the company claimed that because of the economic recession, it could not pay the three workers at the agreed-upon rate or employ them for the number of hours listed in the LCA. The three workers who brought the lawsuit were reduced to part-time work and they were paid […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: The Steep Price of a DUI for Nonimmigrant Visa Holders

An allegation of driving under the influence (DUI) is no laughing matter. If convicted, a first-time offender can face up to six months in jail, suspension of their driver’s license, and hefty fines. The consequences are even more serious for others, however. According to recently released guidance by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) nonimmigrant […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

In 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced a plan to provide immigrants who meet certain criteria deferred action for at least two years. In other words, immigrants that prove eligible are protected from prosecutorial removal from the United States. This plan, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), does not provide lawful status, but […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Becoming a U.S. Citizen

There are many people born outside of the United States who would like to become U.S. citizens, so they begin the lengthy naturalization process. However, there are some people born outside the U.S. that are already U.S. citizens and may not be aware of it. Philadelphia immigration lawyers report that there are three categories into […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Employers Must Adhere to H-1B Requirements

An employer was recently ordered to pay nearly $183,000 in back pay for failing to notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it had fired an H-1B employee. The employee had an H-1B status good for three years, but was terminated by his employer after 60 days on the job. The employer failed to […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Ruling for Refugee Students

A group of five students from Somalia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Myanmar were initially denied enrollment into Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s district program for international students. The students are refugees who fled war, violence, and persecution in their native countries. The Lancaster school district placed these students into an accelerated program at the […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss United States Immigration Statistics

Heritage has always been a key component of our national identity. Most Americans refer to their ethnic heritage by stating the country from which their ancestors emigrated. Many have parents or grandparents who immigrated to the United States or are immigrants themselves. This is especially true of Americans in urban areas along the East and […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Immigration Backlog at an All Time High

The backlog of immigration cases pending in federal immigration courts has reached more than 500,000, the highest number ever recorded. The National Association of Immigration Judges cites several factors in the drastic increase of immigration cases: changing immigration patterns, too few immigrations judges to process cases, and increasingly complicated immigration laws. The greatest surge in […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: US Immigration Numbers Increase

As the U.S. Presidential election approaches, immigration numbers are steadily increasing. With a new President and an unclear immigration policy looming, record numbers of individuals from other countries want to become United States citizens. Residents of largely Central and South American countries want access to the American dream before the possibility of realizing it may […]

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Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers: Determining Green Card Eligibility

For those planning to come into the country, there are a few routes to take to stay in the United States. For many, this comes in the form of a work visa, where an individual is sponsored by an employer to stay in the country while in their position. However, for many, once they have […]

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