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“I’m on H-1B and just got laid-off. What do I do now?”

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USCIS Updates Guidance for O-1 Petitions with a Focus on STEM Fields

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Case Study: Alice Technologies

Name: Dr. Rene Morkos Company: ALICE Technologies Type of Visa: OPT, E2, H1B 2012 to Present Location: Palo Alto, San Francisco Education: PhD Construction Engineering – Stanford Nationality: Czech/Lebanese Industry: AI/Construction ManagementRene was a Ph.D. student at Stanford University when we met in 2014. He heard about our work at StartX and contacted us about meeting with…

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Case Study: Knotch

Name: Anda GanscaCompany: KnotchType of Visa: H1B; E2, O1, Green Card Extraordinary Ability (years) 2012 to PresentLocation: Palo Alto, San Francisco, New YorkEducation: BA Economics - StanfordNationality: RomanianIndustry: Content IntelligenceAnda had recently graduated from Stanford when I met her through her co-founder, Stephanie Volftsun. Stepahine is a daughter of one of my oldest and dearest clients who became…

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Canada Border Closure Update: Extension Until August 21st, 2020

Canada's border closure is to be extended until August 21st due to the latest surge in COVID cases in some major states in the U.S. The extension will be implemented and the current entry requirements will continue to exist for US Nationals. See the link below for more details: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-border-closure-extended-august-1.5648879…

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DHS Strikes Down COVID-19 Learning Accommodations For International Students

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. universities and colleges are understandably making the switch to fully online courses for the 2020 Fall Semester. Others are opting for a “hybrid” model of course enrollment, which includes both online and in-person classes. While this does not necessarily come as…

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Urgent Immigration Update

URGENT UPDATE: Trump's Executive Order as of 6/22/20 Based on increasingly confirmed media reports, President Trump is planning on signing an executive order to suspend the issuance of certain temporary worker visas through the end of 2020.  We have not seen the text of this order, and will provide a…

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Read more about the article USCIS Alert – DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility Until July 18th
Nov 24, 2019 Santa Clara / CA / USA - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office located in Silicon Valley; USCIS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

USCIS Alert – DHS Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility Until July 18th

In May, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of the flexibility in complying with requirements related to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, due to COVID-19. This temporary guidance was set to expire June 18. Because of ongoing precautions related to…

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