Proposed change to H-1B visa program would make it harder for U.S. employers to hire recent grads

A proposed rule change to the H-1B visa program would limit U.S. employers’ ability to hire recent foreign graduates of U.S. advanced degree programs and other entry-level workers from abroad. The modification would impact the process by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects the registrations of U.S. employers looking to file H-1B visa […] Read more..

Family-Based Immigration: The Current Environment

Family-based immigration continues to be the primary way people gain lawful residency in the U.S., but recent policy shifts and potential future changes to the system have made the process increasingly worrisome for those contemplating this process. For example, during fiscal year 2016, more than 800,000 people — upwards of 70 percent of all immigrants — […] Read more..

Register for the Diversity Visa Lottery Starting October 18, 2017

The Department of State closed the Diversity Visa (DV) entry period for Fiscal Year 2019 which began on October 3, 2017 due to a technical issue.  Entries which were submitted between October 3, 2017 and October 10, 2017 are not valid and the Department of State has excluded these entries from the lottery system.  However, […] Read more..

Alexis S. Axelrad to be a panelist at PLI’s 50th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute

BMKLLP immigration lawyer, Alexis S. Axelrad, will be a panelist at PLI’s 50th Annual Immigration & Naturalization Institute. This event will offer an outstanding faculty of leading practitioners who will discuss recent developments, key immigration trends, and hot topics. It will take place on December 6th and December 7th, 2017 and will be located at the […] Read more..

Turkey US Immigration Update: Suspension of Nonimmigrant Visas.

On October 8, 2017, the United States suspended all nonimmigrant visa services at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey.  The United States aims to reevaluate the security of its U.S. Mission facilities and personnel during the suspension.  The suspension has been implemented for an indefinite period of time. In response, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has suspended […] Read more..

Join Emre Ozgu at the 2017 Bilingual Career Fair

Are you a skilled, bilingual worker seeking employment? Join our esteemed partner, Emre Ozgu Esq, at the 2017 World Journal Bilingual Career Fair. As keynote speaker of the event, Mr. Ozgu will be highlighting the new policies surrounding H-1B visas and the rights of H-1B visa holders. The fair will focus on the high-end oriental […] Read more..

EB5 Immigrant Investor Program

We’re pleased to inform you that our partner, Emre Ozgu, Esq., will be a featured speaker at the EB5 Immigrant Investor Program webinar on Thursday, May 4th. Mr. Ozgu will be participating in a conversation regarding recent news and and upcoming events in the EB-5 industry with thought leaders in the field, including Arda Beskardes, […] Read more..