News of Zwaik, Gilbert


E1 Treaty Trader Approved in Islamabad

Although it took several months longer than anticipated, the U.S. Consulate in Islamabad finally approved a 5-year, multiple entry for a Pakistani producer of custom designed sportswear for US customers. The company designs sports jerseys and sweats for athletic teams on its website according to customer specs. The clothing is then shipped directly to US customers. Because the company had a history of numerous shipments to the US, it qualified for the visa.

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Finally- Approval of H-1B applications

After months of exchanges with USCIS responding to their unwarranted demands for documentation, we have finally begun receiving the long-awaited approvals. Although every one of our H-1B applications has been approved, the unprecedented Requests For Evidence involved obviously qualified applicants. One of the RFEstargeted a mid-sized computer programming company with more than $15 M in sales. USCIS had previously approved the company for more than 12 H-1B workers and nine I-140 petitions.

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Approval of I-212 Waiver

USCIS has approved our I-212 application for a Guatemalan citizen with a prior deportation order. The client is married to a U.S. citizen and had entered the United States without inspection. In order to return home to finish processing of the final immigrant visa petition, the client needed to obtain an I-212 waiver to lift his deportation order so he can file a Provisional waiver and avoid the 10-year bar.

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Approval of Ecuadorian Family Membership Asylum claim

A New York Immigration Judge granted our Asylum application based on his family membership to his father. The client is a citizen of Ecuador who based his claim upon a dispute between his father and the FARC who came from Colombia to extort and threaten his family.

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Approval of National Interest Waiver

We were please last week to receive the approval of a National Interest Waiver for an I-140 Immigrant Worker Petition. The applicant is a research scientist for a major university on Long Island who has published extensively in the field of molecular biology and produced several patents that have attracted the attention of industry. The application was originally filed in February of this year and was approved without A Request for Evidence (RFE) even though...

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