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Ann Massey Badmus

Ann Badmus’s Legal Guides

20 total


  • Part 2 of 2: Future Domestic Impact of Slow H-1B Visa Process for Foreign Physical Therapists

    In our previous article we discussed a recent report from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) which shared alarming information about the impact of current immigration law on the physical care for an aging U.S. population. Of particular focus was the issue of immi...

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  • White House Introduces “Entrepreneur Pathways,” A New Front Door for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    In November, the Obama Administration launched Entrepreneur Pathways, which an official White House blog post characterizes as an online resource center that gives immigrant entrepreneurs an intuitive way to navigate opportunities to start and grow a business in the United State...

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  • Badmus Law Firm Awards American Dream Scholarship to DFW Student

    Badmus Law Firm continues another year of supporting immigrant students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through its Immigrant Journey Awards program Press Release- Nov 19, 2012 Badmus Law Firm recently awarded its American Dream Scholarship to outstanding Irving student, Manuel Ca...

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  • Refugee Status: Family Members and Employment

    If you are a refugee in the United States and want your family members who are abroad to join you, you may file Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, for your spouse and unmarried children under 21. You must file within two years of your arrival to the United States unle...

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  • H-1B Facts for Foreign Physicians Part 5: Change of Employment and “Moonlighting”

    As H-1B physicians are sponsored by their employers, their immigration status is tied to their employment. That is, they can only work for the employer who sponsors the H-1B. Nevertheless, a physician may change jobs provided that the new employer files an H-1B petition on her be...

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  • North Lake College Hosts Immigration Workshop with Badmus Law Firm, PLLC

    On September 17, North Lake College (NLC) hosted the DREAMers Immigration Workshop. The event offered free consultations with Badmus Law Firm PLLC to assist students applying for the DREAM Deferred Action program. Officially known as DACA, the program allows qualified applicants...

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  • Arizona Immigration Law Part 1: The Supreme Court Ruling

    On June 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that certain key provisions of Arizonas controversial immigration law (known as SB-1070) were unconstitutional, while upholding just one of its provisions. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion (PDF). To underst...

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  • Your Priority Date: Why It Is Important And How USCIS Processes Retrogressed Visa Cases

    According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Generally, the priority date is the date when the immigrant petition is properly filed with USCIS. In some instances, the priority date is when the labor certification application was accepted for processing by the D...

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  • 6 Secrets to Avoid Immigration Hazards to Your Business

    Put it in writing. Develop an easy to follow written immigration policy including the basics of Form I-9 preparation, the I-9 storage and retention rules and a summary of both the federal and state i

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  • Five Key Steps Employers Must Take Before Using E-Verify

    Choose and train staff who will administer the E-Verify checks. Any employee that uses E-Verify must be thoroughly trained and periodically re-trained in its procedures and policies. One wrong step

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