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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


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,


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


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.

Camiel Becker Interviewed on Univision KDTV About How California Bill AB5 Will Impact the Immigrant Community

Founding partner Camiel Becker was interviewed by Univision KDTV about the unintended immigration consequences of the newly passed California bill AB 5. Becker explained that although converting gig workers to “employees” under state law will generally help workers, it may also adversely impact undocumented workers. Currently, any independent contractor – including immigrants without work authorization


Camiel Becker to Speak on “Counseling Employers on the DACA Workforce” Panel at National Immigration Conference in Orlando

On June 20, 2019, Becker & Lee Partner Camiel Becker will speak at the national American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in Orlando, Florida on  a panel titled “Counseling Employer on the DACA Workforce.” Mr. Becker will join attorneys April Caminez of Tallahassee, Florida and Andrew K. Nietor of San Diego, California to present on the current status of


Partner Camiel Becker to Speak on Pre-filing Strategies for H-1B Cap Season

Camiel Becker will present with attorneys Maxine D. Bayley of Duane Morris and Katy Lopez of Weaver Schlenger LLP to a group of immigration attorneys at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, CA . The panel will discuss pre-filing strategies and ways to get H-1B petitions approved after USCIS issues Requests for Evidence. Among