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Trump Suspends L-1 Visas and Other Work Visas for the Rest of the Year

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order suspending new H-1B, L-1, J, and other temporary work visas for the rest of the year. These work visas apply to skilled workers, managers, and executives. The goal is to protect half a million jobs to make up for the loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Affected Visas L-1 visas are primarily focused on managers and executives for large corporations who Read More

Standards for L Visa Transfers Tightened by State Department

International businesses rely on L-1 visas to transfer certain employees from a foreign office to one in the United States. However, now the US State Department is tightening restrictions on L-1 visa transfers and making it more difficult to utilize these visas. L-1 Visas L-1 visas are used by companies with a parent/subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office in the United States to transfer employees to that office. Read More

Trump Considers Increasing Visas for Investors

A controversial proposal that would boost the number of wealthy immigrant investors allowed in the United States under the EB-5 investor program is now under consideration by the Trump administration. The proposal would significantly boost up the capped total from 10,000 to 75,000 and reduce the required investment by half from $900,000 to $450,000. More than half of the investors who come to the United States on an Read More

What if You’re at Risk of Overstaying Your Visa Due to the Pandemic?

Navigating immigration processes can be stressful at any time. During a global pandemic, the situation can become even more complicated. For instance, what do you do if you’re in the United States and at risk for overstaying your visa? Overstaying Your Visa Overstaying your visa can come with a cost. In the worst-case scenario, you may be prevented from entering the United States or from applying for another visa. Read More

Massive Layoffs Affect the Status of Foreign Workers

Shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to millions of workers across the country being laid off from their jobs. This has been a hardship for many people, but for those in the United States on work visas, the situation has become particularly tenuous. Workers on H-1B Visas H-1B visas are specialty visas granted to foreign workers who have at least a four-year college degree. This visa program is commonly Read More

Trump’s Public Charge Rule Will Not Affect O Visa Applicants

In January of 2020, a divided Supreme Court allowed US officials to implement the so-called "public charge" rule. The rule, which was unveiled in August of 2019, is expected to result in serious restrictions on immigration. It expands the definition of an individual who is or could be an economic burden on the United States. Public Charge Rule The public charge rule gives immigration officials more power to deny Read More

American Medical Association Wants Visa Process Opened Up to Meet Physician Demand

The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the Trump administration to open up the visa process to allow more foreign physicians to enter the country. This request comes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic when there is a greater need for doctors across the country. The AMA wants foreign doctors to quickly become part of the workforce. In a March letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Read More

Trump Includes New Countries in U.S. Visa Travel Ban

In January of 2020, Trump added new countries to his U.S. visa travel ban. This move will virtually block immigration from Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. It will also block immigration from Myanmar, where Muslims are fleeing genocide. Additional countries include three more African countries: Eritrea, Sudan, and Tanzania. In addition, the former soviet state Kyrgyzstan has been added to the ban. Visa Read More

Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys succeeds in obtaining bond for client evicted from public housing as part of an eviction campaign in Pasco County

Immigration Attorney Magdalena Cuprys succeeds in obtaining bond for client evicted from public housing as part of an eviction campaign in Pasco County Former public housing resident was accused of improperly receiving government benefits, but Immigration Court granted bond and release from custody Miami, FL (September 2018) The law firm of Cuprys and Associates announced today that immigration Lawyer Magdalena Read More

Based on recent Supreme Court Case in Pereira v. Sessions, Immigration Attorney recommends that affected persons seek legal advice

The United States Supreme Court announced the decision in Pereira v Sessions regarding the stop-time rule on June 21, 2018. In simple terms, the “stop-time rule” defines when continuous residence or continuous physical presence of a non-citizen ends. See INA § 240A(d). According to INA § 240A(d), continuous residence ends when either the non-citizen commits a criminal offense, or is served with a “Notice to Appear” Read More