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Are you a foreign national in the US and worried you might get laid off?

August 23rd, 2016 (No Comments)

Are you a foreign national in the US and worried you might get laid off? August 23, 2016 By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers, Powers Law Group, P.C. If you are a foreign national living in the US with a valid immigration status allowing work authorization, there has been fear in the Houston […]

The Expansion of the Provisional Waiver (I-601A): Allowing legal permanent resident spouses and parents to be qualifying relatives

August 8th, 2016 (No Comments)

The Expansion of the Provisional Waiver (I-601A): Allowing legal permanent resident spouses and parents to be qualifying relatives By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers August 4, 2016 On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new rule that expanded the program that allows people to apply for provisional waivers. […]

6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutivo de Inmigración del Presidente Obama

June 3rd, 2016 (No Comments)

6 Maneras para prepararse para la Acción Ejecutiva de Inmigración del Presidente Obama Powers Law Group, P.C. 3 Junio 2016 El 18 de abril, la Corte Suprema escuchó los argumentos sobre el programa de Acción Diferida para Padres de Ciudadanos Estadounidenses y de Residentes Permanentes Legales (DAPA, por su acrónimo en inglés) y amplia el […]

6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

June 2nd, 2016 (No Comments)

6 Ways to Prepare for President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. June 2, 2016 On April 18, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood […]

President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update – May 2016

May 23rd, 2016 (No Comments)

President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration – Update By Board Certified Houston Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers Powers Law Group, P.C. May 23, 2016 On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions to limit illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass […]

The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Asylum Attorney

May 10th, 2016 (No Comments)

Powers Law Group, P.C. May 10, 2016 By Texas Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers When applying for asylum it is important to have an experienced immigration attorney guide the applicant through the process. The asylum process can be very confusing and intimidating to an individual who is not familiar with US law and […]

STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016

May 6th, 2016 (No Comments)

STEM OPT regulation will take effect on May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016 is the date the new STEM OPT regulation takes effect. The new STEM OPT rule allows  F-1 students with degrees in approved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields to extend their Optional Practical Training for an additional 24 months (instead of […]

H-1B CAP is reached? What now?

April 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

It is that time a year where employers and foreign professionals are wondering what to do after USCIS has announced to have reached the quota of H-1B visas per fiscal year. This article discusses other options available to skilled foreign workers and U.S. employers who do not want to lose their skills. On April 7, […]

Powers Law Group’s Experience with Waivers

April 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

By Board Certified Immigration Attorney Ruby L. Powers In 2008, when I became a licensed attorney, I worked for a firm that did almost 100% waivers. I started my immigration law firm in 2009 and a large percentage of the firm’s business is family-based immigration, focusing on consular processing and waivers. We have an impressive […]

E-2 Investor Visa: Overview and Tips

April 12th, 2016 (No Comments)

By Claudine Umuhire Gasana, Esq. with Powers Law Group, P.C. April 12, 2016 In the midst of the economy downturn, employees are being laid off among them foreign professionals and managers who have held non-immigrant visas for a long time are now wondering what to do to remain in status in the U.S. One available […]

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