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Yalexa Matos focuses her practice on employment based non-immigrant and immigrant visas, including H1-B, L-1, TN, and R-1 visas. She represents clients on PERM applications, family-sponsored petitions, asylum applications, relief from removal, special immigrant juvenile petitions, child custody, and support petitions.

While she was in law school, Yalexa was an intern with the Columbus Community Legal Services, Legal and Family Clinic and with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Through these internships, she gained experience in a variety of immigration and domestic issues, including civil protection orders, Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) applications, nonimmigrant visas, and adjustment of status applications.

On July 16, 2020, the Department of State provided updated information on the availability of exceptions to the June 22 Presidential Proclamation 10052, which extends Proclamation 10014 through Dec. 31, 2020,.

Some travelers and visa applicants who are affected by the Proclamation may qualify for an exception if the purpose of their travel to the United States is for humanitarian reasons, public health response, or national security. Other exceptions include: (1) applicants who are subject to aging out of their current immigrant visa classification; (2) certain H and J visa applicants who are traveling to the United Sates to work in support of a critical U.S. foreign policy; and (3) dependents of applicants who are excepted from, or not subject to, the Proclamations.
Continue Reading Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations – Department of State Guidance

The U.S. Department of State announced on July 13, 2020, via Twitter, that U.S. embassies and consulates are entering a “phased resumption of routine visa services” beginning July 15, 2020.
Continue Reading U.S. Embassies and Consulates Expected to Resume Visa Services Beginning on July 15

Under a new State Department policy, virtually all visa applicants to the United States are now required to submit information about social media accounts they have used in the past
Continue Reading The United States Will Now Require Visa Applicants to Provide Social Media Information