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How many denials do you get a year? I filed 153 cases in the last year with 3 denials. But the problem is all three of those came within the span of a month, so it’s got me fucked up. Is that bad?

Can a non-US citizen lawyer practice cannabis/marijuana law? Is it advisable considering the non-US citizen lawyer would have to prove good moral character when he wants to become a US citizen?

Any current BAL attorneys that can share their experience working for the firm? I have a second interview coming up. After the first interview I’m pretty excited about the opportunity and would like t… more

Urgent question, if anyone knows the answer. I found out a petition I filed is being rejected due to incorrect filing fee, but I haven’t received the rejection package yet. Do I need to wait to receiv… more

BIA Briefs: I’m an associate at an immigration law firm. I determined that immigration isn’t for me So I gave the managing partner my 2 weeks. He wants me to wrap up some BIA briefs before I leave how… more

Recently started my own firm and interested in others thoughts. Are there resources out there for practical advice or is it only something that comes with experience? For example, I can take let's… more

Referral fees to other attorney? How much would it be a reasonable fee to give to the referring attorney for investor visa work?

I’m new to the immigration practice, and recently submitted an I-129 for 15 H-2B landscape workers. I knew the deadline would be close, but I convinced the client that we could take the chance. The ca… more

Hi - I'm looking for a referral for a family member in the LA/Orange County. Relative is a permanent resident (has been for 10+ years) and looking to apply for citizenship. Relative had a juvenile… more

What are the advantages and disadvantages of working as an immigration attorney for a nonprofit?

As a new immigration attorney I am not fully aware of the price I should charge for an EB-2 and EB-3. Could someone give a hint?


Once I get my H1B issued, how soon can I apply for a greencard and how long does the process take from application to receipt of the greencard? For reference, I’m born Canadian (I think birth country … more

Is it possible to switch from consulting to ibanking with a STEM background while on H1B? Or does USCIS care that your education and background fits perfectly into the little description? Job I’m inte… more


How do you answer the question about yourself in i-944 where you can indicate "self" and it asks you if you live with said individual "self", and if this individual is filing for a… more

I have a client (employer) that wishes to hire a worker that is currently in an H2B visa. Two questions: 1. Do I use the same 9142B to apply for the change of employer, and 2) because it is a change a… more

My fellow immigration attorneys. Has anyone ever done the immigration course provided by AILA? What’s your feedback? I am looking to get into immigration law but I don’t have the required knowledge ye… more

Can the beneficiary of an I -130 filed by USC son establish hardship for 601 fraud waiver purposes if the QR spouse dies before the waiver is filed? Jurisdiction: NY

How much do you make as an immigration attorny at big firms? I work at a small firm (5 attorneys), immigration practice only. Starting is 70k with benefits.

First posted this in the H1B bowl, but apparently there are fewer attorneys on there than I hoped. My client is filing a new petition to change employers, and his H-4 family members are stuck abroad b… more

Any one thAt does per diem on here?

Hi question: let’s say you have a client who kicked his ex gf’s leg rather than the door and left bruising. UK charge is assault by beating; is this considered “serious bodily harm” by UK standards ?

USCIS new fee waiver has been enjoined... but now what? Use the old form? Will USCIS process them?

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