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Partner Christina Lee Spoke on a Panel about Relief from Removal at 2020 AILA National Immigration Law Conference

Partner Christina Lee spoke on a panel about forms of relief of removal in immigration court in this year’s national conference hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In the session “Relief from Removal: Cancellation and Asylum” the panel discussed other forms of relief such as The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA),

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Senior Associate Emily Wilson Spoke on a Panel on Employment-based Immigration at 2020 AILA National Immigration Law Conference

Associate Attorney Emily Wilson spoke on a panel about the basics of PERM labor certifications – the first step in most employment-based green card processes – at the year’s largest conference on immigration law hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The session “Labor Certification 102” included guidance on recruitment, mandatory recruitment, supplemental recruitment, and

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Trump Suspends Issuance of Certain H-1B, H-2B, J and L Visas and Extends Suspension of Issuance of Certain Immigrant Visas through the End of the Year

On June 20, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of foreign nationals on certain employment-based nonimmigrant visas into the United States. The proclamation is effective June 24, 2020, and remains in effect through at least December 31, 2020, with the possibility of continued extension and modifications. The proclamation also extended President Trump’s

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Super Lawyers Magazine names Christina Lee and Camiel Becker 2020 Super Lawyers

Founding Partners Christina Lee and Camiel Becker have been recognized as Super Lawyers by the Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine for the second consecutive year. Each year only 5% of all attorney nominees within a legal field from each state are selected to Super Lawyers. The Super Lawyers selection process includes peer nominations, independent research,

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Trump Suspends Issuance of Certain Immigrant Visas at Consulates for At Least 60 Days

On April 22, 2020, President Trump suspended the issuance of certain immigrant visas at U.S. consulates abroad for at least 60 days. This order does not prevent non-citizens already in the United States from applying for green cards with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). This order also does not suspend temporary (“non-immigrant”) visas

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Camiel Becker to speak about Student Visa Trends

Becker & Lee Partner Camiel Becker will speak with Erin Skelly, UC-Berkeley Assistant Director of Student Services, an immigration law panel on student visa trends in 2020 Thursday March 26, 2020 at 5:30 pm. The panel is hosted by the Alameda County Bar Association and AILA NorCal. F-1 student applicants and visa holders face increased

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Founding Partner Christina Lee Will Speak on the Topic of Sane Immigration

Founding Partner Christina Lee, will be speaking at Diablo International Resource Center (DIRC) in Walnut Creek on Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 7 pm. The topic of immigration is dynamic in our time, Attorney Lee will shed some clarity on its interpretation and enforcement by our current government.