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Tuesday, April 6, 20219:30 - 10:30 a.m.Register HereThis webinar will cover the most common visa related issues for professionals working for colleges and  universities. Attorneys Cianna Freeman-Tolbert and Seth Leech will tackle the full array of nonimmigrant visa options  including the H1B, TN (trade NAFTA), O-1 and E-3 and discuss other employment authorization options such  as an F-1 OPT. Further, Seth and Cianna discuss lawful permanent residency options including Labor [...]

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Seth Leech to present at the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas at the University of Miami Roundtable:  Immigration Policies for a New Era:   Challenges and Promises on Wednesday, March 3.  Seth is a Partner with the Immigration Practice Group at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna and will focus his presentation on: Employment-Based Immigration and International Travel During the Biden Administration:  Current Actions and Prospects.   To find out more [...]

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ALBANY, N.Y. (January 20, 2021) – Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, has announced six new partners: Erin Callahan, Rochelle Cavanagh, Jon Crain, Cianna Freeman-Tolbert, Charles Gottlieb and Daniel Hubbell.“We’re delighted to welcome such a highly talented group of lawyers to our partnership,” said John Henry, Co-Managing Partner. “Each of our new partners have distinguished themselves as attorneys and will continue to [...]

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In yet another update to its Policy Manual, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced that it is updating existing policy guidance regarding the exercise of discretion in adjudications of adjustment of status applications. Importantly, the new provisions apply to all family-based, employment-based and diversity visa adjustment of status applications. In a separate “Policy Alert,” USCIS states that the new guidance is effective [...]

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Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants, Alleging Risk to U.S. Labor Market.pdfOn Wednesday, April 22, 2020 the President issued a “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.” The Proclamation takes effect at 11:59 PM EDT tonight, has a duration of 60 days, and will expire on June 22 if not renewed. It can be read in its entirety at [...]

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