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Do I Need an Artist Visa to Attend an Artist Residency or a Fellowship?

Art residencies allow you to combine your passion for art with your desire to travel. But, exactly, what are art residencies? They are, in essence, designated locations around the world that provide time and place to live that is apart from the typical distractions. It’s a location where you may foster your creative process and learn new methods to work. However, residencies are about visiting new locations to do work; they’re also about viewing things through new eyes.

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What is F-1/H-1B Cap-Gap Extension?

The cap-gap extensions are given when students have pending or approved cap-subject H-1B petitions to remain in F-1 status during the cap-gap period. This would fill the gap, if any, between a student expired F-1 status and the beginning of H-1B status. 

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240-Day Extension Rule for O-1, P-3, H-1B, and L1 Visa

A 240-day extension rule is a process by which the employees are authorized to continue work for their employers in the US for up to 240 days while USCIS processes their renewal or extension petition, or until USCIS decides on your petition. Current regulations provide 240 days of continued work authorization to various nonimmigrant visa holders on timely filing of the petition by the employer. This rule applies to employment-based nonimmigrant visa holders. This article deals with eligibility and other details related to the 240-day extension rule for nonimmigrants. 

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Different Visa Options Available for Managers and Executives

Companies must build strong worldwide identities in this age of globalization. Businesses that want to expand outside their territorial boundaries must establish international bases and staff them with skilled, experienced administrators and executives. Visas are offered in the US for some qualified managers and executives to either make an intra-company move from their home base to a US-based office or allow new businesses to establish their business affiliations in the country. In this article, we will look at different visa options available for managers and executives, i.e., EB-1 visas, L-1 visas, and E visas. 

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Immigration Insights

COVID 19 Travel Related Ban

Because of COVID 19, there is a travel ban put by the US government to prevent the spread of the new virus in the United States. The ban is specific to certain countries experiencing a surge in their daily coronavirus cases or who have a very high infectious rate and can spread the virus in the United States. Therefore, to curb this situation, there are rules laid down by the US government which curtail travel from these countries. In this article, we will see some latest news update regarding the COVID 19 Travel Related Ban in the US. 

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How to Transfer a Us Immigration Case to Another Embassy

As a petitioner, you may want to choose to transfer your immigration case to another US embassy or consulate. There can be many reasons you want to make such a decision, such as pending case backlogs at a specific embassy, or maybe you believe that some other embassy would decide on your matter more expeditiously.

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COVID: What is National Interest Exception (NIE) and How to Seek It for Travel to the USA

The COVID 19 has impacted the immigration system of the US to a more considerable extent. To protect the people in America, the US authorities have placed travel bans from certain parts of the world, restricting people from traveling to the US to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You might be wondering what if I have some emergency to travel to the US. Is there any way out to get an exemption from these bans? The answer is YES! The authorities have also placed some exceptions, such as NIE, to allow people to travel to the US. This article will look at a detailed guide to the NIE and some of its latest updates. 

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The Dream Act 2021 – (Dreamers Dream)

Imagine Dreamers Dream (Dream Act)! You came to a country as a child and had been living there for many years. You did your schooling from there, and this is the only country you possibly know. After so many years, you find out that you are not a registered citizen of that country and are an illegal citizen residing in that country. What on God’s earth would go through you?

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A Closer Look at the Dream and Promise Act of 2021

There is a lot of talk about changes in immigration policy. Some lawmakers have continued to push the issue that involves the fates of millions of Dreamers caught in a kind of immigration limbo and uncertainty. For a few years now, the issue has been quite the political football, tossed around by several administrations and keeping Dreamers on the edge of their seats. We posted a few weeks ago about the Dream and Promise Act of 2021, so we thought we would take a closer look at this proposal and what it might offer the millions of young people waiting for a stable answer.

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Sethimaz Events

September 25, 2020
1:00pm (EST)
Please join Sethi and Mazaheri’s first Immigration Webinar with our law firm’s legal partners, Reza Mazaheri and Sanjay Sethi, to learn more about family-based immigration in the era of Trump and COVID-19.
Posted on September 10, 2020
As we continue to adapt to the coronavirus outbreak, we want to assure you that our firm is fully operational and handling all of our clients’ immigration matters expeditiously.
Posted on April 2, 2020
August 15, 2020
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Join us on March 22nd, 2018, at NYU School of Law for a screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary film, When God Sleeps, and an evening of discussion addressing the world’s current…
Posted on March 7, 2018

News Room

A wheelchair, a boy and what came of those migrant buses sent to D.C.
Source: The Washington Post
Posted on April 15, 2023

WaPo: A year after Texas sent the first buses, this is clear: From a political stunt grew a network that now coordinates welcoming efforts across state lines.

Biden says he’s expanding some migrants’ health care access
Source: AP NEWS
Posted on April 14, 2023

AP: President Joe Biden announced Thursday that hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children will be able to apply for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. The action will allow participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, to access government-funded health insurance programs.

Cuba expects to resume US deportation flights this month
Source: abc NEWS
Posted on April 14, 2023

AP: A Cuban official says Cuba plans to resume accepting deportation flights from the United States this month, echoing U.S. concerns about the highest levels of Cuban migration in six decades

A Visa Backlog Abroad Is Taking a Toll Inside the U.S., Too
Source: The New York Times
Posted on April 13, 2023

NYT: The pileup has left visitors from places like Brazil, Colombia, India and Mexico waiting months, even a year or more, to visit family or do business in America.

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