President’s Proclamation on a Travel Ban

Serotte Law Firm Statement on the President’s Proclamation on a Travel Ban from the Schengen Area of Europe Know the Facts. Reduce the Fear. On March 11, 2020 President Donald J. Trump issued a Proclamation suspending the entry of certain Immigrants and Nonimmigrants based on their risk of transmitting the…

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DHS New Public Charge Rule: What You Need To Know

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DHS AND DOS IMPLEMENT NEW PUBLIC CHARGE RULE FOR GREEN CARD AND VISA APPLICANTS IN THE U.S. AND ABROADUnder the new public charge rule, implemented on February 24, 2020, foreign nationals applying for a change or extension of status, a temporary visa, or permanent residence (aka the ‘Green Card’) here…

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DHS Suspends Trusted Traveler Programs for New Yorkers

Effective February 5, 2020, New York residents will no longer be eligible to enroll or re-enroll in CBP‘s trusted traveler programs. This includes Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST. The DHS took this action in response to the NY State “Green Light” Law, which became effective on December 14, 2019…

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Case Study: Canadian Speech Therapist Obtains a TN Visa Based on Job Duties, NOT Job Title

Background: Our client was a Speech Therapist who wanted to work in the U.S. and live here with her husband. She was offered a position with a private school that provides mental health services for children and adolescents with physical, developmental or behavioral difficulties. The position required our client to…

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Medical Inadmissibility and How You May be Able to Visit the United States

U.S. immigration law deems individuals with certain medical conditions and substance dependency as “medically inadmissible” and will not allow them to enter the country. The government classifies these conditions and dependencies as “Class A” medical conditions. Class A medical conditions include: A current physical or mental disorder with associated harmful…

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Proving the Employer-Employee Relationship

Employers who want to hire foreign workers or transfer current foreign workers to the U.S. must prove an Employer-Employee relationship and should be aware of several issues that may arise if not addressed at the beginning of the hiring or transfer process. There are three main strategic factors to take…

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