Deixe o Trump se preocupar com o H1B; existem opções muito melhores para os imigrantes

Deixe o Trump se preocupar com o H1B; existem opções muito melhores para os imigrantes

Desde que Donald Trump se tornou presidente, seu governo tem focado obsessivamente em tornar ainda mais difícil - e muitas vezes impossível - para imigrantes entrarem nos Estados Unidos e permanecerem de forma legal, ou até mesmo, sem status imigratório. Um dos principais alvos do ataque do presidente republicano é o visto H1B, que permite que empregadores americanos contratem trabalhadores estrangeiros qualificados para preencherem vagas nos EUA. O visto - que é válido por sete an...

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F-1 or M-1 visa holder? You must know these things during the pandemic!

F-1 or M-1 visa holder? You must know these things during the pandemic!

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”), the agency that regulates the issuance of student visas, announced drastic changes which could result in the departure of several US student visa holders, contrary to its initial flexible position in waiving physical presence requirements in favor of online attendance to comply with social distancing recommendations. F-1 or M-1 visa holders, in conventional situations, are required to comply with the minimum requirement of physical atten...

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Supreme Court case could change lives of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Supreme Court case could change lives of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Niz-Chavez v. Barr, a case set to be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, will define which kind of notice is sufficient to invoke the stop-time rule, which determines who will be ultimately able to use a period of physical presence (most often, 10 years) to remain in the USA legally even if those years were spent without status through a grant of non-LPR cancellation of removal, or the “10 year law”. Supreme Court Justices will decide whether it is necessary for a Notice to Appear to cont...

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OPT at risk

OPT at risk

Optional Professional Training (“OPT”), a program which allows foreign graduates in the USA to work after completion of their undergraduate and graduate coursework, is believed to be at risk, according to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf. OPT allows foreign students to work legally for up to three years, in the case of graduates from STEM programs (science, technology, engineering or math), and is an important bridge in the transition from college li...

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Immigration attorney Renata Castro discusses unemployment benefits on Yahoo Finance

Renata Castro, founding attorney of Castro Legal Group, a boutique immigration-centric law firm in Pompano Beach, Florida, was cited by Yahoo Finance on an article discussing unemployment benefits in the United States in light of the seismic changes brought to everyday life by COVID-19’s social distancing restrictions. On February 2020, immigrants pursuing lawful permanent status were presented with another hurdle to overcome – documenting to the United States Government through evidenc...

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Renata Castro, Esq. discusses the legal profession in an article published by the prestigious ABA Journal

Current changes in political climate have had a significant impact in immigration lawyers.  The American Bar Association, a secular, prestigious pillar of the legal community in the USA, has published an article discussing the epidemic of depresion in the legal profession. Renata Castro, Esq., founder of the Castro Legal Group, was quoted among other highly recognized attorneys in the USA. In her contribution, Mrs. Castro discusses the responsibilities of being an immigration attorney. "...

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Renata Castro, Esq. will moderate two immigration law pannels in national conference

Renata Castro, Esq. will moderate two immigration law pannels in national conference

Renata Castro, immigration attorney and founding partner of Castro Legal Group, an immigration law firm in Pompano Beach, Florida,  will moderate business panels held during the Federal Bar Association’s annual Immigration Law Conference in Memphis. It has been announced that, Renata Castro, Esq. has been selected as a moderator in the prestigious annual Immigration Law Conference held by the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Section in Memphis, TN beginning May 18 through May 19, 20...

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IN THE NEWS – Immigrants’ rights at risk under new rule

IN THE NEWS – Immigrants’ rights at risk under new rule

Immigrants' rights may be at risk now more than ever, in the wake of the controversial completion quota for immigration judges imposed by the Department of Justice. Renata Castro, Esq., immigration attorney in Pompano Beach, Florida, and founding partner of Castro Legal Group was interviewed by the prestigious portal Bigger Law Firm to discuss the legal ramifications for immigrants in the court system. The new imposition by the Department of Justice, under the guidance of Attorney General...

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O processo de certificação laboral – Labor Certification

O processo de certificação laboral – Labor Certification

O processo de certificação laboral, ou labor certification, é a base do processo de PERM, que permite que estrangeiros qualificados em certas circunstâncias recebam o green card por meio de uma oferta de trabalho de uma empresa nos EUA. As etapas do labor certification O processo de labor certification tem um ciclo de vida complexo, que é composto pelas seguintes etapas: Estabelecer uma relação de trabalho válida – apesar da possibilidade de solicitar um labor certifica...

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Green Card por Trabalho – PERM

Green Card por Trabalho – PERM

Recebi uma oferta de trabalho. Posso ganhar um green card e morar legalmente nos EUA? Estrangeiros com qualificações profissionais ou formação acadêmica que receberam convites de trabalho formal nos EUA podem obter, por meio do processo de PERM, o tão sonhado green card. Geralmente, o futuro empregador deverá obter um certificado laboral junto (labor certification) e, subsequentemente, a aprovação do processo de imigração. A certificação laboral é um dos processos imigratórios ...

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