Avoiding RFEs in National Interest Waiver Cases
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
8h ago
When seeking U.S. permanent residency under the EB-2 visa category, which is designed for individuals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities, the National Interest Waiver (NIW) presents an option. This waiver essentially waives the job offer requirement and the test of the U.S. market for U.S. worker, assuming the applicant’s endeavor will significantly benefit the United States. However, the complexity and strictness of the evidence required to prove such benefit mean that many applicants fail without adequate legal guidance. Zneimer & Zneimer P.C., a law firm with extensive exper ..read more
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NIW Insights on National Importance from Zneimer & Zneimer
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
1w ago
In the realm of U.S. immigration law, the National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a pathway for professionals seeking a green card without the need for a specific job offer or labor certification. However, proving that an endeavor is of “national importance” remains a difficult aspect of the NIW application process. At Zneimer & Zneimer, our extensive experience with NIW applications offers insights into what makes a successful claim of national importance, and how applicants can avoid common pitfalls. The concept of “national importance” extends beyond the mere significance of an applicant’s wo ..read more
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Can Pilots Demonstrate National Importance in NIW Applications
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
2w ago
After reviewing thousands of AAO decisions and drawing insights from their analysis, the most difficult prong to overcome for noncitizens is the national importance of the endeavor.   It is clear that understanding what constitutes “national importance” is pivotal in NIW cases. Through the analysis of appeals and the reasons for denial, we focus on the intricacies of the NIW application process for pilots.   The journey to approval is fraught with turbulence, particularly in illustrating the national importance of one’s contributions. Zneimer & Zneimer, a renowned Chicago im ..read more
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 What Is Considered of National Importance for a National Interest Waiver?
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
2w ago
When talented professionals consider making the United States their permanent home, the National Interest Waiver (NIW) presents a unique pathway, bypassing the traditional job offer and labor certification requirements when it is in the national interest to  waive the testing of the job market for the availability of US workers. However, one pivotal question often emerges: “What is considered of national importance?” Zneimer & Zneimer, a leading Chicago immigration law firm with extensive experience in successful NIW applications, sheds light on this critical aspect. Defining National ..read more
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Understanding National Importance in NIW Applications
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
3w ago
The key to a successful NIW application lies in demonstrating that the endeavor has substantial merit and national importance. The Chicago immigration attorneys at Zneimer & Zneimer, analyzed over one thousand appellate decisions and identified common pitfalls that lead to the denial of NIW applications. In several blog post we will shed light on what “national importance” really means and how to position the application for success. The term “national importance” is a threshold requirement in NIW applications but is not explicitly defined by U.S. immigration law. Analysis of appeals decis ..read more
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The Pitfalls of National Importance in National Waiver Petitions
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
3w ago
In the complex web of U.S. immigration law, the National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a pathway for professionals and entrepreneurs wishing to contribute significantly to American society. At the Chicago immigration law practice of Zneimer & Zneimer, we have had the privilege of providing legal guidance to many noncitizens through the intricacies of the NIW process, leading to many approvals and ultimately permanent residence. Our extensive experience, coupled with a thorough analysis of thousands of appellate decisions, has equipped us with unique insights into the common pitfalls applicants ..read more
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Zneimer & Zneimer Helps Foreign Medical Graduates with Immigration Issues
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
1M ago
The journey of foreign medical graduates to practice medicine in the United States embodies a challenging yet immensely rewarding pathway. From securing a visa to fulfilling residency requirements, FMGs  navigate a web of regulatory and procedural hurdles, including dealing with ECFMG, USMLE, state licensing issues, and of course, immigration issues. In this landscape, understanding the intricacies of J waivers, H-1B visas, and the role of experienced immigration law firms like Zneimer & Zneimer becomes indispensable. For many FMGs, the journey begins either with H-1B or with a J-1 vi ..read more
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The Chicago H-1B immigration attorneys at Zneimer ...
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
1M ago
The Chicago H-1B immigration attorneys at Zneimer & Zneimer PC are actively enrolling businesses in need of specialized workers for the H-1B lottery. It has come to our attention that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has decided to extend the initial registration timeframe for the fiscal year 2025 H-1B cap due to technical difficulties. The initial registration period, which commenced at noon Eastern on March 6, 2024, and was initially slated to conclude at noon Eastern on March 22, 2024, has been extended to conclude at noon Eastern on March 25, 2024. This extension ..read more
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Navigating the New H-1B Visa Registration Process
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
1M ago
The Chicago H-1B visa lawyers of Zneimer & Zneimer PC. reviewed the DHS’s final regulations regarding the H-1B registration process.  Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has introduced a series of significant changes to the H-1B visa registration process, aiming to streamline the procedure and ensure a fair chance for all applicants. With the new system commencing on March 6, 2024 and ends on March 22, 2024, it is crucial for employers to understand these updates and prepare accordingly. Beneficiary-Centric Process The Department of Homeland Security published final regulations outl ..read more
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Perspectivas de un Abogado de Inmigración de Chicago: Extensión y Rediseño del TPS para Venezuela
Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog
by Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.
7M ago
Navegar por los caminos de la inmigración en los EE.UU. puede ser complejo, especialmente para aquellos venezolanos que buscan refugio ante la agitación política. Para aclarar, desglosamos los recientes anuncios sobre el estatus TPS de Venezuela y destacamos las fechas esenciales a considerar. Extensión del TPS para Venezolanos: Aspectos Clave según un Abogado de Inmigración de Chicago El Secretario de Seguridad Nacional ha extendido la designación de TPS de Venezuela, que comenzó el 9 de marzo de 2021. Esta extensión permite a los beneficiarios actuales mantener su TPS hasta el 10 de septiemb ..read more
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