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Is a 601 waiver required for having done unauthorized work in the US? Client is married to US citizen, and applying for GC overseas. Never overstayed, but did work illegally here in the past.


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Current salary range for business immigration attorneys in NYC?
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Hi! I have some questions about the Child Status Protection Act and a case that was denied for age out at Cuidad Juarez. What’s the correct process to try and “appeal” or “reopen”?

Anyone work at BAL in NY? How is it? Culture, comp?


Just venting here… At WAS for an adjustment interview based on an affirmative asylum and the officer said he’s never done and affirmative adjustment before… and questioned my client when he said that … more


Has anyone transitioned out of immigration law?

Third year associate at an AmLaw 100 firm (non Frag or BAL, but doesn’t pay market), and I feel that growth is severely limited in this field… more


Starting a new job as an immigration attorney with 4 years of experience at nonprofits doing USCIS filings under my belt but I’m making $75k at a firm with 3 partners, another associate, and about a d… more

I’m taking a shot in this bowl with something I posted in the law bowl: I am trying to find an immigration lawyer who will talk to me about how our au pair can possibly become our nanny when her prog… more

Anyone have insight on salary for Fragoman/BAL in SF for a 6th year?


I am an senior associate at a small (8-10 attorneys) immigration firm in NYC. My base is 110k and I get 30% for the cases and clients I bring in. My revenue was 370k last year and I did 250k till Apri… more

Best and worst thing about working in immigration?


Hi All, can anyone from DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area give some insights on salary range for a first year associate attorney (business immigration) in the area?
Potential candidate’s backgroun… more

Any Fragomen associates willing to chat? I’d appreciate any insights/pros/cons to the full-time remote immigration associate roles that Fragomen has out there.


BAL and Fragomen associates, has their been any effort to push associate salaries up? If not, what is their excuse?

It seem like the two biggest immigration firms are severely lagging behin… more


Hi, I belong to the corporate bowl but I have snuck in to ask if anyone would be interested in assisting the Ukranian Crisis Legal Aid organisation that has been set up by a Hungarian law firm to pair… more


Average salary, Immigration attorney:
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What is average number of clients to have per attorney? I know it always depends on practice and firm, but I'm wondering if there's a general amount?

I am an in-house attorney and I have been following these bowls for at least a year. I am looking to connect with an attorney doing business or family immigration for the purpose of learning and doing… more


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?


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