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Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program

USCIS, June 8,2016 – Beginning June 8, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will allow certain Filipino World War II veteran family members who are beneficiaries of approved family-based immigrant visa petitions an opportunity to seek a discretionary grant of parole, on a case-by-case basis, to come to the United States before their visa becomes Read More

Undocumented immigrants can use IDNYC cards to open bank account

Undocumented immigrants can use IDNYC cards to open bank account.More information is provided in the link below.  https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/citizenship-now/undocumented-immigrants-idnyc-cards-open-bank-account-article-1.2639453  

Jury Award Against Officers for Excessive Force Is Reinstated

Author: Ben Bedell, New York Law Journal, April 13, 2016 – An appeals court reinstated $1.8 million of a $4 million jury verdict against New York City and two of its police officers that had been cut to $350,000 by a trial judge in an excessive force case Tuesday. A unanimous panel of the Appellate Read More

HISTORICAL H-1B USAGE: AN EDUCATED GUESS ON HOW MANY PETITIONS WILL BE FILED THIS YEAR!

On April 1, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2017 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.   We predict that H-1B petitioners Read More

How to Protect Yourself in Case of an ICE Raid in Your Home

Author: Daniel M. Kowalski , Lexis Nexis Ava Benach, Dec. 28, 2015 – “Happy New Year!  Have an ICE raid! By now, everyone has heard that the Obama administration plans to celebrate the new year by rounding up families and removing them to Central America.  The administration hopes that the images of Central American families coming Read More

USCIS Announces Revised Procedures for Determining Visa Availability for Applicants Waiting to File for Adjustment of Status

USCIS, Sept. 9, 2015 – “USCIS, in coordination with Department of State (DOS), is revising the procedures for determining visa availability for applicants waiting to file for employment-based or family-sponsored preference adjustment of status. The revised process will better align with procedures DOS uses for foreign nationals who seek to become U.S. permanent residents by applying for Read More

Visa Bulletin for October 2015 – New Format!

“This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during October for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when immigrant visa applicants should be notified to assemble and submit required documentation to the National Visa Center. Unless otherwise indicated in this bulletin, individuals seeking to file applications for Read More

DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designation for Yemen

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced his decision to designate Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months due to the ongoing armed conflict within the country. Yemen is experiencing widespread conflict and a resulting severe humanitarian emergency, and requiring Yemeni nationals in the United States to return to Yemen would pose a Read More

Is Your Internship Truly an Internship?

By Jacob Aronauer, Esq. If you are a non-paid intern at a company but don’t believe you are truly getting the experience that an unpaid intern should receive then keep reading!  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, recently issued a decision that sets forth the standard as to how Read More

PPID ADDS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR MAKES PROPOSED RULE CHANGE AS TO WHOM IS ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY

By Jacob Aronauer, Esq. Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of their employment law practice group. Headed by Jacob Aronauer, we represent employees in all aspects in employment law, including wage and hour, discrimination and other employment cases. A focal point of our employment practice is ensuring that individuals Read More

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