Great News for Non-Citizen Spouses of US Citizens

June 27, 2024

Scott D. Pollock and Associates P.C. is pleased to share promising news for families seeking lawful permanent residency in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security has announced new …

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Expediting Your Immigrant Visa Interview

May 8, 2024

Emergency circumstances, humanitarian crises, and federal agency recommendations are all legitimate reasons to request an expedited immigrant visa interview to enter the United States. However, requesting an expedited immigrant visa …

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Changes to the H-1B Process

May 2, 2024

The H-1B program is experiencing many updates, including integrity enhancements through a recent final rule, fee increases, and changes in processing requirements. Employers should stay informed to ensure the best …

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Understanding the United States Citizenship Application Backlog

April 17, 2024

Fiscal year 2023 was a watershed moment for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The USCIS received 10.9 million filings and completed more than 10 million pending cases, …

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Navigating the Complexities of Hiring Foreign Talent

April 16, 2024

To maintain a competitive edge in today’s global economy, hiring talented job candidates from other parts of the world is essential. Of course, the process of hiring citizens of another …

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What Is Optional Practical Training?

March 12, 2024

Congratulations on arriving in the United States! As you settle in and set your sights on your future career, Optional Practical Training (OPT) might be a powerful tool to consider. …

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How Do I Maintain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

February 25, 2024

Holding a green card, officially titled a Permanent Resident Card, opens doors to countless opportunities in the United States. From living and working here permanently to traveling freely within the …

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Employment Eligibility Without an EAD and an L-2 Visa

January 16, 2024

Of the many concerns associated with immigrating to a new country, the most pressing questions may concern work. How will you support yourself and your family once you arrive in …

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Immigration Attorney

October 12, 2023

Immigrating to the United States can be an inspiring but unpredictable experience. No matter your approach, the U.S. immigration journey is complicated and fraught with forms, deadlines, and interviews. There’s …

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What to Do If Your B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa Expires or You Need to Extend Your Stay

September 18, 2023

The excitement of traveling to the United States quickly turns to anxiety when you realize your B-1/B-2 visitor visa is about to expire, or worse, has already expired. Overstaying your …

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New USCIS Guidance: Eligibility for Employment Authorization Documents Based on Compelling Circumstances

September 14, 2023

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released policy guidance clarifying the eligibility criteria for initial and renewal applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in compelling circumstances.  This new …

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Naturalization Traps and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

July 25, 2023

Naturalization is a significant milestone. Citizenship will allow you to actively participate in and contribute to the social, economic, and political aspects of living in the United States with the …

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