Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Completes Tenure as AILA President

Jennifer Minear has completed her one-year term as the 74th president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the largest association of immigration attorneys in the world, and completed her sixth year as an elected member of AILA’s Executive Committee.  Jennifer will remain as an adviser to the Executive Committee for the coming year as immediate past president, as well as a voting member of the AILA Board of Governors and chair of the Nominating Committee that nominates AILA’s next crop of national elected leaders for next year. Jennifer and AILA's new president, Allan Orr, look back on the unusual circumstances of the past year and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the most recent episode of Connection Point, AILA’s mini-series newly produced during Minear’s tenure. [Hear Connection Point Episode #3]

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Rational Middle Interviews Jennifer Minear About Leading AILA as President During Challenging Time for Immigration

Outgoing president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, gives Rational Middle podcast host Melissa Brannan the lowdown on the strategies, challenges, and hopes facing immigration lawyers as a result of the Trump administration in podcast Episode 83: ‘‘Immigration Law in the Shadow of Trump with Jennifer Minear.’’

Jennifer discusses the essential role AILA membership serves to immigration attorneys, the clarity of mission in immigration advocacy during the Trump administration, challenges reversing changes made during the Trump administration, and

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Quoted in Financial Times Article About Continued Uncertainty for H-1B Holders

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Immigration attorney Jennifer Minear is quoted in the February 7, 2021 Financial Times article titled ‘‘Joe Biden’s Immigration Orders Leave Skilled Workers Guessing,’’authored by Aime Williams, highlighting the continued uncertainty for H-1B holders despite a change in presidential administration that has already made some decisive steps to change course on the Trump administration’s policy towards asylum seekers and refugees, and to remove limits on visas.

While the ban on new issuances of green cards and on visas frequently used by multinational companies is scheduled to expire in March, some immigration attorneys have inferred that by not rescinding them immediately, the Biden administration is

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25 McCandlish Holton  Attorneys Named 2020 Virginia 'Legal Elite'

25 McCandlish Holton attorneys are recognized in the 2020 list of Virginia Business Legal Elite in 11 practice categories. Launched in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, the Legal Elite polls lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia each year, asking them to identify which of their peers are the top attorneys in a variety of legal specialties. Below, find the full list of McCandlish Holton attorneys on this year’s Legal Elite list: 

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

James M. Snyder

BANKRUPTCY/CREDITORS' RIGHTS:

C. Walker Terry

BusinesS law:

Samuel C. Haisley

Civil Litigation:

D. Cameron Beck, Jr.

Lawrence A. (Lex) Dunn

Michael H. Gladstone

J. Matthew Haynes, Jr.

Lauren E. Hutcheson [Read Lauren’s Profile]

Joseph M. Moore

Brennan C. Morrissett

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Impact on Visa Holders from Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens

Summary of Impact on Current Visa Holders from Proclamation 10014 “Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”  Effective June 24, 2020.  Processing of applications will continue in the US for ALL visa categories, including permanent residence.

The White House has issued another Proclamation “Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” effective June 24, 2020 and remains in effect through December 31, 2020.  The Proclamation has far less of an impact than was rumored in advance of the Proclamation. 

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Begins Tenure as AILA President

McCandlish Holton is very proud to announce that today marks the beginning of Jennifer Minear’s tenure as president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. AILA is the largest association of immigration attorneys in the world with over 15,000 members worldwide.

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Who is impacted by White House Proclamation Suspending Immigration for 60 days?

Summary of 4/22/20 White House Proclamation Regarding Immigration

The White House has issued a “Proclamation” suspending travel to the US by individuals who will seek entry to the United States using an “immigrant visa” (a visa issued to individuals entering the US to become permanent residents). READ FULL ‘‘Proclamation.’’

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US CIS Has Completed the H1B Lottery

SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED FOR FURTHER PROCESSING

The US CIS has completed the selection process for H1B pre-registrations.  Cases selected for processing will be notified, and will have 90 days to prepare and submit H1B petitions.  We will notify clients of updates as soon as we receive them. 

The following is the notification from the US CIS:

USCIS has received enough electronic registrations during the initial period to reach the FY 2021 H-1B numerical allocations (H-1B cap). We randomly selected from among the

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McCandlish Holton's Response to COVID-19

McCandlish Holton wishes to assure our clients and the community that we are working to maintain full operations during the current health crisis. We are carefully following the regional and national updates on the spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to protect our employees, clients, and community.

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Jennifer Minear Named 100 People to Meet in 2020

Virginia Business released its inaugural list of 100 People to Meet in 2020

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