Successful Fundraiser for Just Neighbors

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Pratibha Agarwal, Principal Shareholder, hosted a successful fundraiser at her home for Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization providing free immigration legal services to low-income residents throughout northern Virginia.  Attendees included attorneys from various law firms throughout the DC metro area, members of the World Bank Group, the Federal Government, PwC…

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How the USCIS is Changing Their Fees

USCIS will increase premium processing fees from $1,225 to $1,410 effective October 1, 2018. Premium processing is an optional service that is currently authorized for certain employment-based petitioners filing Forms I-129 (nonimmigrant visas) or I-140 (permanent residence). The system allows petitioners to request 15-day processing if they pay an extra fee. The optional premium processing…

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Pratibha Agarwal Elected to Board of Directors, Just Neighbors

We are pleased to announce that Pratibha Agarwal, Principal Shareholder, was elected to the board of directors of Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to serving the region’s immigrant community.   Just Neighbors opened its doors in 1996 after a group of pastors and attorneys came together in an effort to resolve…

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Workplace Enforcement and Raids

7-Eleven stores in over 15 states have found themselves to be the focus of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the agency increases its efforts in eliminating the hiring and employment of an illegal workforce in U.S. businesses.  ICE has issued Notice of Inspections, commonly known as “Silent Raids,” to several 7-Eleven stores where the…

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Possible Changes to EB-5 Regulations

The EB-5 program is an investment-based option for permanent residence for individuals who are able to invest $500,000 to $1 million in a U.S. commercial enterprise which results in the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs. Should investors be able to meet these requirements, both the applicant and their qualifying family members will receive…

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TPS Terminated for El Salvador

On January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for citizens of El Salvador to be effective on September 9, 2019.  TPS provides lawful status and work authorization to people already in the United States from countries affected by armed conflict or natural disasters. The TPS program for Salvadorans was implemented…

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Travel Ban Impact

            The Supreme Court decided to address the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s travel ban when it reconvenes for the fall session in October 2017. The Court’s opinion sets up a historic legal clash between the president’s power to set national security priorities against constitutional protections for religious freedom. The Court partially reinstated President Trump’s…

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Learn About Immigration Policies Impact

Agarwal Law Group shareholder, Pratibha Agarwal, will speak at an upcoming conference entitled “What Should International Practitioners Expect from the Trump Administration?”  The conference is co-sponsored by the International Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar Association and the International Law Section of the District of Columbia Bar Association.  Pratibha Agarwal will address the Trump…

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Welcome to Our New Blog

Welcome to the Agarwal Law Group’s new blog.  As a boutique immigration firm serving clients in the metro Washington, D.C. area and throughout the nation, we believe it is important to keep ourselves and our clients well-informed of recent developments in immigration law. This is a space for us to post articles and generate discussion…

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