Tag Archives: Shaoul Aslan

December 2018 Visa Bulletin Updates

The Department of State (DOS) December 2018 Visa Bulletin shows some movement in employment-based categories. The EB-1 category will advance three months in all countries, with China and India advancing to Sept. 1, 2016, and all other countries will move forward to July 21, 2016. The EB-2 category remained current for all countries except China, advancing … Continue Reading

USCIS Changes Locations To File Forms I-129

On Oct. 12, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a major change in the direct filing addresses for certain Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker petitions. Previously, the filing center for these petitions was determined by the U.S. state or territory where the beneficiary’s worksite or training site was located. With USCIS’s … Continue Reading

DHS Extends TPS Status for Citizens of Yemen

By notice published in the Federal Register on Jan. 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for citizens of the Republic of Yemen for another 18 months (to September 2018). This extension allows qualified citizens of the Republic of Yemen to continue to stay … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Immigration Group Expands National Presence

Greenberg Traurig expands their immigration and EB-5 practices with the addition of four new attorneys in the New York, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. offices. Joining Greenberg Traurig’s growing immigration team are Shaoul Aslan, Jordi Bayer, Lauren Tetenbaum, and Matthew Virkstis. Virkstis, Bayer, and Tetenbaum will work with our broad-based EB-5 team serving our EB-5 … Continue Reading

U.S. Employer that Harbored Illegal Aliens Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced to Forfeit $1 Million

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that a U.S. employer pled guilty to a one-count Bill of Information where the employer was charged with harboring illegal aliens at a mushroom farm in Louisiana. The employer was sentenced to three years of probation and forfeited over $1 million in illegal gains from … Continue Reading

USCIS and OSC Make Some Important I-9 Announcements: “Smart” Online I-9, Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Workers, Honesty Policies

In a recent symposium sponsored by the Council for Global Migration, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), made the following note-worthy announcements and/or classification: The USCIS will soon release a “smart” online I-9 form to assist employers in completing the forms correctly. … Continue Reading