This post provides the latest update with respect to consular section operations in Israel. After closures caused by the Oct. 7, 2023, attacks on Israel and subsequent security concerns, theContinue Reading US Consulate in Tel Aviv Resumes Limited Operations for US Citizens and Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants
Nataliya Rymer focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty traders and investors, immigrant investors, and persons of extraordinary ability.
Nataliya also has experience working with employers on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance-related issues. She counsels employers on due diligence issues, including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations.
In addition, Nataliya is experienced with family-based immigration and immigration-related federal court litigation issues, as well as waivers of inadmissibility.
On Aug. 24, 2023, USCIS announced further updates to Chapter 7 of the Policy Manual, made with the goal to expand the number of children who may be able to…Continue Reading USCIS Announces Further Updates to Policy Manual Regarding Interpretation of Child Status Protection Act Provisions
On May 10, 2023, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 1718, which, among other things, mandates E-Verify enrollment and participation for a considerable number of employers across Florida. See …Continue Reading Immigration & Compliance FAQs on the Recently Signed Florida E-Verify Enrollment Mandate for Certain Employers
Most employers are well aware that they are responsible for the completion of Forms I-9 for their own employees. What companies should also consider is that U.S. Immigration and Customs…Continue Reading I-9 Compliance Redefined: Avoiding Pitfalls Involving Vendors and Contractors
On March 13, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an automatic extension of parole for certain Ukrainian nationals and their immediate family members. DHS will consider extended parole…Continue Reading DHS Announces Parole Extension for Certain Ukrainian Nationals in the United States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued updated guidance in its Policy Manual, which makes a key change in the interpretation of when an immigrant visa number “becomes available”…Continue Reading USCIS Updates Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Age Calculation for Certain Adjustment of Status Applicants
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
Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers found the extensive and nuanced Form I-9 and Public Access File (PAF) compliance requirements challenging. Once the pandemic set in…Continue Reading Public Access File and I-9 Compliance in the Post-COVID Environment
The federal government’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, and while the new fiscal year brings new visa numbers, many EB-5 regional center stakeholders and investors were surprised by the…Continue Reading Takeaways From State Department’s EB-5 Visa Delays
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that, effective Oct. 1, the COVID-19 vaccine is included in the list of vaccines required for applicants to obtain permanent…
Continue Reading COVID-19 Vaccine Added To Requirements For Green Card Processing, Effective Oct. 1