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Biden Administration Announces Changes to Attract Entrepreneurs and STEM Talent

In line with Biden Administration statements reflecting a new immigration policy with a focus on attracting STEM talent, encouraging entrepreneurship, and increasing student exchange, USCIS announced changes to the NIW, O-1, and J-1 visa sections of its policy manual on January 21 st . The new guidance appears to expand…

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Major Settlement Changes How USCIS Adjudicates Work Permits for Nonimmigrant Spouses

Washington, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and its litigation partners Wasden Banias and Steven Brown, celebrate the historic settlement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Shergill, et al. v. Mayorkas, which provides structural changes for nonimmigrant H-4 and L-2 spouses suffering from long delayed processing times for the…

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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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