Archive for August, 2012

Retaining Employment-Based Priority Date for Future I-140 Filings

8/28/2012 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

One common question that we frequently receive is whether it is possible to keep a priority date from a previously approved I-140 and use it for future green card filings.  An example reads: Example Individual has approved PERM labor certification application filed through Company A.  Individual subsequently has I-140 petition under EB-3 preference category approved [...]Read More >

Super Lawyers – Upstate New York 2012

8/28/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Serotte Reich & Wilson attorneys, William Z. Reich and Andrew M. Wilson, were named in the 2012 Upstate New York edition of Super Lawyers as two of the top immigration attorney’s in the upstate area!Read More >

How to Determine Whether a PERM Labor Certification Green Card Case Falls Under the EB-2 or EB-3 Preference Category

8/23/2012 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

One of the most common inquiries I receive from HR professionals is how to determine whether an employment-based green card case falls under the EB-2 or EB-3 preference category. In general, an EB-2 or EB-3 case will be as follows: EB-2 Employment-Based Second Preference (EB-2) includes: (1) Members of professions holding advanced degrees (Master’s or [...]Read More >

ABIL Global: Canada

8/22/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Canada has announced new rules for criminal admissibility to Canada, and new criteria for Québec permanent residence applications. New Rules for Criminal Admissibility to Canada Certain individuals, previously ineligible for entry to Canada due to past criminality, may be eligible for a fee-exempt “on the spot” temporary resident permit for one visit to Canada, under [...]Read More >

CBP No Longer Stamping I-20 Forms at Border

8/17/2012 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

USCBP has informed NASFA that it will no longer stamp F-1 visa holders’ I-20 forms when F-1 students enter the U.S. This change may result in some F-1 visa students having difficulty in establishing their F-1 visa status in order to receive certain benefits from state agencies. Students experiencing these types of problems should contact [...]Read More >