National Voter Registration Day signals the approach of midterm elections. In TV ads and the earnest voices of clipboard-holding volunteers on street corners, we are constantly being urged to register to vote and are bombarded with messages about how critical it is to exercise one of the most fundamental and sacred duties of being an American citizen. Indeed, the consequences of this election are enormous – in today’s climate, one seat can change the political landscape.
But if you are not an American citizen, if you are a lawful permanent resident, green card holder, or temporary visa holder, the consequences of voting - and just registering to vote – loom even larger. Doing so can get you deported - even if you have been here for decades, even if you have done everything right and have followed the law and met your obligations in every way, even if you registered to vote unknowingly and never cast a vote.Read More
Last week, the U.S. government added yet another obstacle for artists with approved visa applications which requires applicants to disclose all social media handles the applicants have ever used in the last five years prior to their approval for entry. This can feel incredibly invasive for individual applicants, but when dealing with multiple musicians and crew members for a U.S. tour, the potential issues can multiply tenfold.Read More
As of May 1, 2019, Israel will finally join the list of treaty countries making the much-anticipated E-2 visas available to Israeli nationals.Read More
Recent changes in U.S. state law provide relief for immigrant victims of trafficking. U.S. immigration law may also provide victims with a path to status and permanent residency.Read More
As of Monday, January 28, 2019, the USCIS has resumed premium processing (15-calendar day adjudication) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B petitions. Note: this applies to H-1B cases that were filed under last year’s cap in April 2018.Read More
As you may know, the H-1B “cap” filing period is rapidly approaching in April. The H-1B visa is an extremely sought-after option for professional-level foreign national employees. If your company is considering filing an H-1B case for employees this year, there are some crucial deadlines & things to keep in mind.
Below, we have answered some frequently asked questions relating to the H-1B visa and its elusive “cap”.Read More
On January 30th, the Trump Administration made two major changes to the H-1B visa program.Read More
McEntee Law Group is committed to serving all immigrants from CEOs to asylum seekers. Commitment to the expansion and protection of immigrants' rights is a core value of our firm, shared by each team member.
We are proud to support two of our Law Clerks as they travel to Dilley, Texas to represent mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States. . .Read More
If you are not an American citizen, if you are a lawful permanent resident, green card holder, or visa holder, the consequences of voting - and just registering to vote – loom even larger.Read More