La pandemia sigue impactando las economías de Latinoamérica, debido a la interrupción de la cadena de suministro global y la reducción en el comercio yContinue Reading Opciones de visa y consideraciones fiscales para inversionistas y compañías latinoamericanas
Caterina Cappellari focuses her practice on employment-based immigration as well as nonimmigrant work and investor visas, including: H-1B “specialty occupations” visas; TN Professionals Under the North American Free Trade Agreement visas; E-2 investor visas; L-1A visas for executives and managers; L-1B visas for workers with specialized knowledge; O visas for “extraordinary ability;” and R-1 Temporary Nonimmigrant Religious Workers visas.
She also assists clients with labor certifications (PERM), interviews at USCIS, 601/601A waivers, U-visas, consular processing, naturalizations, and removal proceedings.
The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program has been a critical lifeline for individuals fleeing countries plagued by natural disasters, armed conflicts, or other extraordinary conditions. In recent years, the political…Continue Reading Pro Bono Spotlight: Lighting a Path for Venezuelan Nationals
On Oct. 24, 2023, U. S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued updated policy guidance to its Policy Manual regarding the two-year foreign residence requirement for the nonimmigrant exchange visitor…Continue Reading Policy Update to Foreign Residency Requirement for J-1 Exchange Visitors
The pandemic continues to impact Latin America’s economies, given global supply chain disruption and reduced trade and tourism. This uncertain economic state has increased social unrest, including political changes and…Continue Reading Visa Options and Tax Considerations for Latin American Investors and Companies
As students from around the world settle into U.S. college campuses for the 2023/2024 academic year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers a reminder about the timeline to produce…Continue Reading Stakeholder Reminder: CIS Ombudsman’s Office Reiterates Anticipated Timelines for F-1 EADs Post-Adjudication
On Aug. 18, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine. This newly granted extension will run from…Continue Reading Secretary Mayorkas Extends and Redesignates Temporary Protected Status for Ukraine
Most employment-based permanent residency applications require the applicant to go through the PERM labor certification process where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifies that there are not sufficient U.S.Continue Reading Schedule A I-140: Fast-Track Green Card for Nurses and Physical Therapists
Many international medical graduates come to the United States under a J-1 visa to pursue medical education, training, or a fellowship program. In most cases, the J-1 medical graduate will…Continue Reading J-1 Visa Waiver Options for Physicians
The American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA), through its Verification and Documentation Liaison Committee (“Verification Committee”) recently issued an FAQ compiling updated information related to employment verification (I-9) compliance requirements during…Continue Reading Available Options for Completing Form I-9 in Remote-Work Scenarios
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) that increases the automatic extension period for employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to up to 540…
Continue Reading USCIS Announces Relief for Certain Applicants with Pending Work Authorization (EAD) Applications