Not in private practice now

United States
Contact: Elaine Martin
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
Other Countries
  • Ireland
Number of Attorneys
Sole Practitioner

Nonimmigrant Rights, Protections and Resources

The Department of State has published a very useful pamphlet educating nonimmigrant visa holders on their rights. The pamphlet covers the visa process, important documents, workplace and employee rights, human trafficking, and…more
 /  Immigration Law

State Department Visa Bulletin for July 2009

The US Department of State has released the new Visa Bulletin for June 2009. In family-based categories, there is very slight movement forward, but just by a few weeks in most categories. Some categories do not advance at all…more
 /  Immigration Law

DHS Establishes Interim Relief for Widows of U.S. Citizens

U.S. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano today granted deferred action for two years to widows and widowers of U.S. citizens and children under 18 years old, who live in the US and who were married for less than two years before…more
 /  Immigration Law

Federal contractor E-verify rule delayed again - until September 8, 2009

On 5/29/09, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that parties involved in challenging the regulations regarding e-verify and federal contractors had agreed to delay the implementation of the new rule. …more
 /  Government Contracting, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Reminds Applicants for Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Legalization, and TPS Beneficiaries to Obtain Advance Parole Before Traveling Abroad

USCIS has issued a reminder to certain foreign nationals that they need Advance Parole to travel outside the US. These applicants include people who have: 1. been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS); 2. a pending…more
 /  Immigration Law

H-1B cap count updated - 45,700 now used

 /  Immigration Law

FAQs on Conditional Permanent Residence

The subject of conditional permanent residence, especially when a marriage disintegrates before the conditions are removed, arises very frequently. I hope this article helps explains the concepts involved. …more
 /  Immigration Law

FAQs on Affidavit of Support

I get many questions regarding the Affidavit of Support requirement in family-based permanent residence applications. The Affidavit of Support and related regulations are complex and are therefore difficult for a lay person to…more
 /  Immigration Law

My spouse is "illegal" - what can we do?

Many US citizens get married to foreign nationals who are undocumented, i.e. not legally in the United States. The US citizens wonder if they can "sponsor" their spouse to get lawful status. The answer depends on various facts,…more
 /  Immigration Law

First Circuit Strikes Down Widow Penalty

The First Circuit holds that a woman from Cambodia could continue with her permanent residence application although her US citizen husband died before the paperwork was processed. The US immigration service (CIS) argued that…more
 /  Immigration Law

New guidance issued on H-1Bs for healthcare workers

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued new guidance on the standards for adjudicating H-1B petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries seeking wmployment in a health-care specialty occupation. The memo…more
 /  Immigration Law

Consequences of Layoffs on H-1B Workers

This information sheet addresses the effect of a layoff on a H-1B worker's nonimmigrant status, and any pending permament residence petitions/applications…more
 /  Immigration Law

Frequently Asked Nonimmigrant Questions

 /  Immigration Law
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