Jennifer Minear Urges Virginia Businesses to Speak Up About Legal Immigration Problems

Minear calls the situation “a frustrating game right now. You have to be prepared for how to play that game. It’s totally unpredictable.”

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Litigation Obtained Citizenship Oath for MAVNI Army Specialist Waiting Years

Litigation is often the only way forward for immigrants. That was what U.S. Army Specialist Junfei Ge concluded as he waited nearly three years for the “expedited” naturalization he was promised by the U.S. government when he enlisted under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program.

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Jennifer Minear Named AILA President-Elect

Jennifer Minear was elected to serve as the AILA President-Elect for the 2019-2020 term. Ms. Minear is a director in the Immigration Practice Group, where her practice focuses on employment-based immigration, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector, including J-1 waiver and green card processing for foreign medical graduates.

Ms. Minear has a long and active history with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and held her first elected position in 2012 as a member of the Board of Governors. She is the

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Immigration Attorney Mark Rhoads Speaks at NACE 2019 Conference

Immigration attorney and McCandlish Holton firm President, Mark B. Rhoads, presents at the 2019 annual conference and expo of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), in Orlando, Florida, on June 4, 2019. His topic is: "Immigration Made Easy: A Practical Guide to U.S. Work Visas." Mark's presentation will provide practical guidance regarding the typical work visa options available to allow international grads to work in the Unites States, including H-1B, and other options that may be available.

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E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Now Available to Citizens of Israel

After years of negotiations between the U.S. and Israeli governments, the E-2 treaty investor visa will be available to Israeli citizens as of May 1, 2019.  The E-2 visa is a valuable option which allows entrepreneurs to remain in the U.S. to manage investments they have made in either purchasing or starting a business.  The E-2 also allows Israeli companies that have invested in U.S. operations to hire Israeli workers for executive, supervisory, or essential-skills positions.  Spouses of E-2 visa holders are eligible to work for any employer in the U.S.

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USCIS Completes the H-1B Cap for FY 2020

The US Citizenship & Immigration Services has met the H-1B visa cap for both the “regular” quota of 65,000 and the “advanced degree” quota of 20,000 for fiscal year 2020. USCIS has also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 visa U.S. advanced degree exemption, known as the master’s cap.

The USCIS alert reads as follows:

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Jennifer Minear Interviewed by National Public Radio

McCandlish Holton director, Jennifer Minear, was recently interviewed by National Public Radio about the impact of the Trump administration’s travel ban on foreign students in the U.S.

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Jennifer Minear Interviewed in Mother Jones

Firm Director Jennifer Minear was recently interviewed in Mother Jones regarding changes in the adjudication of employment-based immigration petitions.

“We had already been seeing upticks in challenges by the government to legitimate petitions, denial of legitimate petitions, and crazy interpretations of the laws”

Read the full article here.

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Jennifer Minear Interviewed in Forbes

Firm Director Jennifer Minear was interviewed in Forbes today regarding the new USCIS policy. 

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Jennifer Minear Lobbied for Immigration Reform in Washington, D.C.

 

 McCandlish Holton Director, Jennifer Minear, serves as second Vice President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). On Thursday, April 12, Jennifer participated in AILA's National Day of Action, lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill for productive immigration reform.  She is pictured here with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D) of Maryland and other AILA members.

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