Our office represents individuals,, employers and organizations in matters arising under U.S. immigration laws. Since 1993, we have maintained an outstanding record of case approvals over the full spectrum of immigration cases. Led by Elizabeth M. Walder, Esq., an attorney with more than 20 years experience in the field of immigration, Immigration Law Associates, P.C. has the depth of experience you need to achieve your immigration goals. Her team of attorneys and support staff are of the highest caliber and will provide clear and efficient guidance in preparation of your immigration matter. Thank you for visiting!
With the Obama Administrationís new immigration enforcement effort focusing on employers, all businesses are at risk of becoming a target of an ICE investigation. Employers must now be proactive in conducting internal audits and ensuring that their I-9 forms are in order. Contact us to learn more about our free I-9 training for your business and we will help you take proactive steps to protect your company.
For many foreign-born scientists, obtaining U.S. permanent residence is a critical step toward achieving their career objectives. U.S. employers are more willing to hire permanent residents than nonimmigrant visa holders. Also, many research grant programs are restricted to permanent residents and U.S. citizens. Scientists seeking permanent residence may have several different options. To learn more about the employment-based paths to permanent residence for scientists, including a detailed analysis of the relevant criteria, a summary of recent trends, and tips on how to strengthen your case, please click here.
Unlike many firms which have paralegals prepare the casework, at Immigration Law Associates, it is the attorneys who prepare and direct your case from start to finish. Moreover, they are easily accessible to speak directly with you and to respond to your concerns.
We assist younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children in determining their eligibility for the Obama Administrationís Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and in weighing the risks and benefits of applying.† For those who decide to move forward, we provide complete support including expert advice on the gathering of documents, preparation of all forms and exhibits, submission of the application to USCIS, and follow-up as appropriate to each case.
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Welcome to Your Immigration Status, a resource to help you stay on top of recent information that may impact your status. Whether you are an individual, a corporation, or another institution, you will find something here for you. From recently-passed law, to policy, to updates from the Department of State, Department of Labor, or USCIS, you cannot afford to be out of the loop. Visit us every day to stay on top of the information that matters to you.
H-1B quota for Fiscal Year 2016 opens on April 1, 2015 and will go fast!
On April 1st, USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions for an employment start date of October 1, 2015. The H-1B regular quota (for professional positions requiring at least a bachelor's degree) is 65,000. There are 20,000 additional slots for professionals holding U.S. Master's degrees. We expect that just like last year USCIS will receive more petitions within the first five business days of April 1st, than there are available H-1B numbers, forcing a random H-1B lottery. When the number of petitions received reaches the quota limits, the H-1B program will be closed until April 1, 2015. Thus, it is critical to file all H-1Bs for this year's cap on April 1st. Learn More
New video uploaded on YouTube.
H-1B Immigration Webinar: Considerations for the FY2016 Filing Period
TEMPORARILY ON HOLD: USCIS will start accepting expanded DACA applications starting February 18, 2015.
If you could not benefit from the initial DACA because of your age on June 15, 2012 and /or the lack of documentation to prove your continuous residence since June 2007, you may qualify for expanded DACA.
There is no longer an age limit! And you only need to prove your continuous residence in the United States since January 1, 2010. If you think you may benefit from the changes made under President Obama's November, 2014 executive action, call us now so that we can assess your case and make sure that you indeed qualify for the benefit.
Immigration Law Associates was a valuable asset in navigating the world of visas. Throughout the whole O-1 visa process, their entire team was knowledgeable, helpful, and accommodating. I have since recommended them to my colleagues and have heard the same positive feedback.- Paul Mulligan, Clarinetist