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E-2 Investor Visa Allowed for Israeli Nationals on May 1

Published: March 29th, 2019

By: Catherine Henin-Clark Chad I. Rubin

The Israeli Office of Population and Immigration Authority just released that after 7 years of negotiations between the United States and Israel, Israeli nationals will be eligible to apply for the E-2 investor visa as of May 1, 2019. Coming to the U.S. as a professional or businessperson has become increasingly difficult, lengthy and costly. […]

EB-5 Regional Center Program is Temporarily Reopened

Published: January 29th, 2019

By: Catherine Henin-Clark Chad I. Rubin

The EB-5 Regional Center Program has been reauthorized during the three week U.S. Government extension, and USCIS has resumed [as of January 28, 2019 and ending on February 15, 2019] adjudicating I-526 Petitions and Adjustment of Status Applications.  However, we anticipate a new EB-5 bill in the near future, which will most likely substantially increase […]

USCIS Clarifies L-1 Foreign Employment Requirement

Published: November 30th, 2018

By: Chad I. Rubin

One of the most unclear issues faced by individuals seeking the L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa is the one-year foreign employment requirement prior to applying for the L-1 Visa. According to 8 CFR 214.2(l)(1)(ii)(A), intracompany transferee is one “who, within three years preceding the time of his or her application for admission into the United States, […]

Catherine Henin-Clark Shares Insights in ALFA Feature Interview

Published: November 14th, 2018

By: Catherine Henin-Clark

Dean Mead immigration attorney Catherine Henin-Clark was featured in ALFA International’s Friday Feature on November 2. The interview focuses on Henin-Clark’s views about ALFA, as well as her professional and personal life. She provides thoughtful responses with a touch of humor, revealing a glimpse of Henin-Clark’s personality. One of the questions pertains to why she […]

New Department of State Visa Bulletin Creates EB-1 Backlog

Published: July 20th, 2018

By: Chad I. Rubin

The Department of State released the August 2018 Visa Bulletin, and one major change has occurred which directly impacts individuals who have recently filed EB-1 First Preference petitions or plan to in the near future. The Visa Bulletin is a monthly spreadsheet issued by the Department of State which indicates the availability of employment-based and […]

Do You Know Your Rights? Steps Your Company Should Take During an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Worksite Raid

Published: October 16th, 2017

By: Catherine Henin-Clark Chad I. Rubin

Do You Know Your Rights? Steps Your Company Should Take During an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Worksite Raid. The American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council have prepared the attached “Know Your Rights” brochure on employer rights and responsibilities during ICE worksite raids. Over the last few months, there has been an […]

EB-5 Regional Center Program Extended Through December 8, 2017

Published: September 13th, 2017

By: Catherine Henin-Clark

The United States Congress extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program through December 8, 2017 without any additional changes (H.R.601). President Trump signed H.R. 601 into law on September 8, 2017. It’s anticipated that we’ll see a major EB-5 reform bill this year and the new legislation may be enacted before December 8, 2017. The previous […]

Catherine Henin-Clark Contributes Pro Bono Services to Orlando’s Latino Community

Published: September 13th, 2017

By: Catherine Henin-Clark

Catherine Henin-Clark, chair of Dean Mead’s Immigration practice, was one of three lawyers in Orlando who recently contributed pro bono services to the Latino community at the Mexican Consulate during their naturalization workshop. The event is organized by Mi Familia Vota. Since its founding, Mi Familia Vota has integrated local organizing, leadership development, advocacy and […]

How Does President Trump’s Termination of DACA Impact Young Immigrants?

Published: September 5th, 2017

By: Catherine Henin-Clark

There is hope for a new law in the next six months. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Obama Administration’s 2012 DACA Executive Order (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) whereby some illegal immigrants who had come to the United States before age 16 were no longer at risk of deportation […]

Catherine Henin-Clark Attends ALFA International European Conference in Norway

Published: June 29th, 2017

By: Catherine Henin-Clark

Immigration attorney, Catherine Henin-Clark, represented Dean Mead at the ALFA International European Regional Meeting in Oslo, Norway on June 8-10, 2017. Henin-Clark networked with attendees from 17 countries and participated in various team-building exercises. “Firms need to be able to market themselves internationally,” says Henin-Clark. “The small group sessions gave me the opportunity to foster […]

How Can I Fight Deportation of My Loved Ones?

Published: March 15th, 2017

Immigration law is notoriously strict. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not offer leeway to any noncitizen or nonresident that is found to be in violation of any of the multitude of rules and regulations. Perhaps the worst penalty an immigrant can face is deportation, or any form of forced removal from […]

How Do I Start the USA Citizenship Process?

Published: March 15th, 2017

If you are interested in applying for naturalization or citizenship, there are several requirements that you must fulfill in order to be approved. First, you must determine your eligibility for citizenship by truthfullycompleting an M-480 sheet. This form asks several yes or no questions that break down the complex naturalization requirements into a simple questionnaire. […]

President Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

Published: March 15th, 2017

President Obama just addressed the Nation concerning his executive order which should help millions of immigrants who are currently undocumented in the US and at deportation risk. It is too soon to know exactly what the exact requirements will be and what the process will entail but this is what we know for now: undocumented […]

If I am a permanent legal resident, what is the legal status of my new baby?

Published: March 15th, 2017

If your child was born in the United States, then he or she is automatically a citizen. If your child was not born in the U.S., however, then he or she can become a legal permanent resident as long as these conditions apply: The mother is a legal permanent resident. Your child reenters the United […]