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10.0James A. Bach





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Focus On:

bullet Marriage Based Immigration
bullet Physicians
bullet Naturalization
bullet Labor Certification Applications
bullet Investor Visas
bullet H-1B Petitions
bullet Waiver of Immigration Bars

Articles by James A. Bach

STEM OPT: An Employer's Perspective (updated 2018)

bullet What is an "Affidavit of Support"?
bullet A Lie Can Exclude You From the United States Forever
bullet Priority Employment-Based Immigration: The EB-1 Category

Portability: Can You Change Jobs Without Jeopardizing Your Immigration Status?


Planning For Employment-Based Quota Backlogs


Who Can Benefit From PERM Labor Certification?


Summary of the PERM Labor Certification Procedures


Immigration Opportunities for Nurses


DHS Procedures For Tracking Visitors to the U.S.

bullet Child Status Protection Act; Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
bullet Change of Address; Consular Interviews in Canada and Mexico

INS Limits Change from Visitor to Student Status, and Limits Time of Visit

bullet Labor Certification Strategies

Expedited Removal; Reciprocity Fees; Leaving U.S. While Application For Extension or Change of Status is Pending






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Archived Articles


Primary Resources
  Full Text of H-1B and I-140 portability law, "AC 21"

Text of F-1 OPT 17-month Extension Rule (April 8, 2008)

Immigration Regulations

Immigration and Nationality Act

H-1B LCA Regulations

List of Schools Approved to Accept International Students



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