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Ann Massey Badmus

Ann Badmus’s Legal Guides

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  • TPS for Syrians: 5 Key Facts You Should Know Before You Apply

    Because of the continuing armed conflict and worsening of country conditions in Syria, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for certain Syrian nationals and residents who are in the United States. If you int...

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  • Three Reasons to Extend Your H-1B Visa While Waiting For Your Green Card

    Even if you have an employment authorization document (EAD) for work purposes and an advance parole document (AP) for travel purposes, extending your H-1B visa while your green card application is pending might be worthwhile depending upon your circumstances. Here are three reaso...

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  • Immigration Reform Bill, If Passed, Could Make It Easier For More Foreign Physicians To Enter U.S.

    In May, the U.S. Congress will begin considering immigration reform legislation that could make it easier for more foreign physicians to enter the country. Most foreign physicians come to the U.S. on either an H-1B worker visa or a J-1 visa. Foreign physicians who enter on a J-1...

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  • USCIS RELEASES REVISED FORM I-9

    On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The form is available for immediate use by employers. Employers who need to make necessary updates to their business processes to allow for use of th...

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  • MAVNI And Accelerated Naturalization (Expedited Citizenship) For Foreign Physicians

    Foreign physicians who enter the MAVNI program as enlisted personnel or officers can apply for accelerated naturalization (also referred to as expedited citizenship). MAVNI participants must apply voluntarily for accelerated naturalization, by which they are able to move from no...

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  • MAVNI And Accelerated Naturalization (Expedited Citizenship) For Foreign Physicians

    Foreign physicians who enter the MAVNI program as enlisted personnel or officers can apply for accelerated naturalization (also referred to as expedited citizenship). MAVNI participants must apply voluntarily for accelerated naturalization, by which they are able to move from no...

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  • E-Verify For Employees FAQ (Part 5): Correcting A DHS or SSA Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC)

    In summarizing this FAQ series on E-Verify Tentative Nonconfirmations, know your rights as an employee and keep in mind the following steps: Step 1 : Receive and read the Social Security Administration (SSA) Notice to Employee of Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) or the U.S. Depar...

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  • E-Verify For Employees FAQ (Part 1): Why Did I Receive A Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC)?

    We recently published a post titled E-Verify For Employees: Know Your Rights that outlined some important general information about your rights, and the responsibilities of employers, when it comes to E-Verify. In this first of a five-part series, we will highlight specific Freq...

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  • 2012 Sees Significant Increase In I-9 Audits In Effort To Uncover Illegal Employment of Immigrants

    According to a report in the New York Times, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) performed more audits of companies I-9 forms in 2012 than in previous years combined. 3,000 audits were performed in 2012 in an effort to uncover illegal employment of immigrants, compare...

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  • Avoiding Unintentionally Abandoning Permanent Resident Status: Avoid Absences, Maintain Ties

    Avoid Prolonged Absences Outside The United States Legal permanent resident (LPR) status is granted to foreign nationals who intend to make the United States their permanent home. As discussed in recent articles, prolonged absences from the U.S. for any reason other than a tempo...

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