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Sarah E. Amendola is an associate in the Immigration & Compliance Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia office. She gathers evidence and drafts support letters and petitions for immigrant/non-immigrant visa cases including L-1, H-1B, H-3, E-1, E-2, B-1, O-1, P-1, EB-1, and EB-5 visas. She also drafts motions and briefs for the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security involving immigration matters, including responses to requests for evidence (RFEs).

Many applicants approaching the end of the lengthy process for naturalization have experienced further delay on the path to U.S. citizenship due to the pandemic’s effect on the requirements for
Continue Reading Legal Pandemic-Caused Delays in Naturalization May Have Effect in This Election Year

On May 13, 2020, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the adoption of a May 5, 2020, Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decision, Matter of F-M- Co., making it
Continue Reading USCIS Adopts AAO Decision Clarifying Foreign Entity Requirement in Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to increase despite already being at record highs. EADs are relied upon by many categories of foreign nationals to allow them to work lawfully in the United States. The processing times vary by USCIS Service Center, in addition to the category in which the applicant is eligible for employment authorization. The largest percentage of EAD applicants are in a humanitarian-based status, which may designate specific conditions associated with an initial EAD application and its renewal.
Continue Reading Continued Delays in Employment Authorization Document USCIS Processing Times

E-Verify released a reminder on Sept. 27, 2019, that certain employment authorization documents (EADs) issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries from
Continue Reading Reminder of the Automatic EAD Extension for Certain TPS Beneficiaries

The Venezuelan opposition-controlled National Assembly recently acknowledged the significant obstacles for Venezuelans in extending or obtaining new passports, and issued a decree extending the validity of already issued Venezuelan passports
Continue Reading United States Recognizes Venezuelan National Assembly Decree Extending Validity of Venezuelan Passports