May 2007

Premium Processing Not Available for Certain I-140 Cases
The USCIS has terminated premium processing for I-140 Employer Petitions for cases requesting the replacement of beneficiaries. This termination was effective on Friday, May 18, 2007, and is the result of the publication of the long-expected U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation terminating labor substitution cases.
Top 5 Concerns with Senate Bill
The Senate "Grand Bargain" bill that is currently debated on the Senate floor, contains several unacceptable and unworkable provisions that must be addressed before any bill is passed in the Senate. While the "bargain" certainly contains many important and positive provisions-broad legalization, family backlog clearance, Agjobs, DREAM Act-these provisions cannot be accepted as a "trade-off" for devastating provisions that would harm families and workers for decades to come.
Senators and White House Reach Agreement on Immigration Reform
Key senators and the White House reached an agreement on a plan that would create a temporary worker program that would allow millions to legalize. The plan would create a temporary worker program to bring new arrivals to the U.S. A separate program would cover agricultural workers.
DHS Extends TPS for Nationals of Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua
On May 2, 2007, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff announced his decision to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for eligible nationals of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador by an additional 18 months.
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Great immigration lawyer, very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. Jacob always answered my questions, e-mails and calls; great customer service from him and everybody at his office. I highly recommend Jacob, probably the best immigration lawyer out there. Plinio Franca
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I trust you know how much all of us at the Spreckels Organ Society appreciate your incredible generosity in providing legal assistance with the visas required by the international artists last year during our International Summer Organ Festival. We consider it an honor that you and your firm provided this service, and were delighted to publicize your firm in our concert materials. George H.
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That's good news on the approval of our 3 executive L1A visas. You fought a tough RFE, but we won. We are pleased to be working with you. KB is also bringing passports tomorrow again to the US Embassy in Tashkent for visa processing. We look forward to his arrival to the US. Sarvar
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I wanted to thank again and again for obtaining my E1 Treaty Trader visa for me. The process was not easy, especially since our trade was all based on Technology. You knew the law, and was able to craft an outstanding file to be presented to Immigration. We are now ready to take the business to the next level. Toda Raba
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Thanks for helping me with my marriage-based immigration case. You were very accessible - taking my calls, returning my messages and emails promptly. You answered all my questions. I was most impressed and relieved that you attended the immigration interview with me and my wife. You made the whole process streamline and simple. You really know your stuff, and you're a nice, friendly guy as well. Shane P.
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