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Here, we draw a circle to get you in through the messy strings of Immigration laws. Our firm represents companies, hospitals, churches and individuals across the United States and around the world with immigration matters. Our free two minute initial assessment and phone email consultation service offers convenience and value. Board Certified Immigration attorney Jack Kim will perso

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Here, we draw a circle to get you in through the messy strings of Immigration laws. Our firm represents companies, hospitals, churches and individuals across the United States and around the world with immigration matters. Our free two minute initial assessment and phone email consultation service offers convenience and value. Board Certified Immigration attorney Jack Kim will perso

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08/19/2021

Our office is looking for a receptionist for our firm. Must be bilingual, Spanish/English. Our office practices exclusively in the area of immigration, and all aspect of immigration. Once getting some experience, there will be an opportunity to upgrade to an immigration paralegal.
If interested, please send your resume to [email protected]

구인: 이민 전문 법인 (Immigration Lawyers PLLC)에서 비서 (Receptionist)으로 일할 분을 찿습니다. 영어와 한국말이 능통해야하고 (스펜니스를 하면 더욱 좋습니다). Immigration Lawyers PLLC는 이민법의 모든 분야를 취급합니다. (가족, 취업이민, 비 영주 비자, 시민권, 추방 변호, 이민법 상소..) 경헝이 샇이면 이민 법 법률 보조원으로 될 수 있는 기회. 관심이 있는 분은 [email protected]로 이력서를 보내어 주십시요.

04/04/2021

다음의 고용주들이 저의 사무실을 통하여 다음과 같은 분들을 취업이민 신청 해 주기를 원합니다.
저희 사무실에서는 취업이민 고용주를 알선 하는데 있어서 소개 및 알선 비용은 차지 하지 않습니다. 단지 종업인이 필요한 고용주가 저희 사무실에 의뢰를 했기 때문에 취업이민이 필요한 종업원과 연결 시켜주는 것 뿐입니다. 그리고 윤리상 저의 사무실에 의뢰한 고용주 역시 취업이민 해준다고 해서 어떠한 비용도 차지하지 않습니다.
1. 도넛 베이커 (유 경험자 우선)
2. 뷰티 서프라이 store에서 stocker로 일 하 실분
3. 센트위치 가게에서 food preparation worker (주방보조)로 일 할 실분.
관심이 있는 분은 김기철 변호사 사무실 (972-243-7140) 나 email, [email protected]로 연락 주십시요.

04/04/2021

We have employers who would like to hire and sponsor employment based green card for the following positions.
Please note that we do not charge any advertising, recruitment or referral fees. We are simply doing favors for our clients (employers) who want to hire and sponsor employment based immigration. We simply connect with employer and potential employees for this purpose. Employers who asked our office do not charge any expenses as well and but committed to hire and sponsor for those who are eligible.

1. Donut baker (or Assistant donut baker)
2. To work as a stocker in beauty supply store
3. To work as a food preparation worker in Sandwich shop.

If interested, please call or email our office: 972 243-7140, [email protected]

02/24/2021

1. 단기 전문직 H1B 위한 Online Registration.
내년 (2022년) (10/01/2021년 부터 일을 할수 있는 단기 전문직인 H1b 비자를 신청하려면, 3월, 고용주가 먼저 온 라인으로 이민국에 등록을 해야 한다. 올해는 3월9부터 3월 25일 사이에 H1B로 고용하고 싶은 종업원들을 개인적으로 다 등록해야 한다. 고용주가 등록을 하고 account를 만든 다음 쿼터에 적용되는 모든 H1B 종업원들을 위해 등록을 한다. 이민국에서 등록한 사람들을 추첨을 하여 3월 25일-31일 사이에 추첨에 걸린 사람들을 고용주에게 알려 준다. 그러면 그때 고용주는 등록을 하여 추첨에 걸린 종업원들을 위해서 H1B 비자나 H1B 신분 변경 신청을 해 주게 된다. 등록을 하기 위하여 아직도 정확하게 어떤 고용주와 H1B를 신청할 종업원의 어떤 정보를 요구할 찌는 아직까지 발표하지 않았다. 그러므로 4월 첫 주에 우편으로 H1B 신청 펙이지를 이민국으로 보내어 추첨을 받아야 하는 번거로운 절차는 할 필요가 없게 되었다.

02/24/2021

It is about time to prepare for H1B visa for specialty (professional workers). Time to prepare and talk to Immigration attorney for H1B process.

Every employer who wants to file H-1B visa for the employees must register with USCIS prior to filing H1B employees who are subjected to H1B quotas.

Employer sets up an account with USCIS and register each potential H-1B employee between the time period March 9-March 25. Then USCIS will select among the registered H-1B employees and let the employer (Petitioner) or Petitioner’s representative know which employees are selected if any by March 31, 2021. Employer must file H-1B visa petition or change of status to H1B for its employees. So instead of sending all quota- subjected H1B packages to USCIS in the first week of April, now employer must register its H1B employees online so that USCIS can go through a random selection process. Once H1B registered applicant is selected, then employer can file H1B visa or change of status.

01/27/2021

1100만 불체자를 구제할 수 있는 이민 개혁안 통과 될 수 있을까?
바이든 대통령은 미국 국회가 다음과 같은 대 이민 개혁안을 통과 할것을 제안 및 촉구 했다.

2013년 이후 가장 포괄적이고 광법위한 불법 체류자 구제안이다. 한인 20여 만명을 포함해 전미 약 1,100만의 불법체류자들을 구제하며 그들에 임시 영주권 및 시민권을 줄수 있는 길을 열어 준다.
2021년 1월 1일 기준으로 미국에서 불법체류한 사람들을 구제하는 안이다. 1100만들에게 합법적 체류신분 (5년간의 임시 영주권)를 부여하고 그후에 영주 영주권을 신청할 수 있다. 그리고 영주권 취득후 3년후에는 시민권을 신청할 수 있다.

올해 1월 1일 기준으로 불법 체류가 된 사람들은 신원조사를 통과 하고 납세와 다른 기본을 의무를 준수하면 5년간 임시 영주권이 부여된다. 또한 이 기간동안 일을 할 수 있고 국외 여행도 할 수 있다. 5년간의 임시 체류신분 기간 (임시적 영주권)이 지나면 영주 영주권을 신청할 수 있다. 그리고 그 후 3년 후에 미국 시민권을 신청할 수 있다.

그리고 청소년 추방유예 (DACA)나 농장 노동자 및 임신 보호 체류 신분을 TPS (Temporary Protection Status) 이미 가진 사람들은 더 신속하게 영주권을 받을 수 있는 길이 있다.

이런 이민 대 개혁안이 국회를 통과 할 수 있을 지는 두고 보아야 한다. 이 법안이 통과 되기 위해서는 민주당의 모든 상원위원과 적어도 10명의 공화당 상원 위원이 찬성 해 주어야 합니다. Filibuster (대다수당의 횡포을 막기 위한 절차)을 극복하기 위해서 이다. 1100만명의 불체자에게 올해 1월 1일짜로 불법 체류자가 되었다는 조건하나로 임시 영주권을 주는 법안은 통과되기 힘들다. 그러나 대 이민 개혁안이 두 당의 대화와 절충의 시작점이라고 본다. 타협되고 절충이 되면서 불법체류 신분에서 구제 되어야 할 대상이 분명히 줄어 들 것으로 예상된다. 전례로 보아서 다음과 같은 절충안이 실제적으로 가능하지 않을까 기대한다.

1. 큰 이민 개혁안은 할 수 없다라도 고용주가 취업이민/영주권 신청, 시민권자나 영주자가 가족초청이 을 받을 수 있는 사람들이 불법체류자가 되었더라도 구제 받을 수 있는 245(i) 조항이 다시 한 동안 “부활” (revive) .

2. 오바마 행정부때에 행정명령으로 시도했지만 행정명령으로 너무 많은 사람에게 혜택을 주는 것이 위헌이라고 인정 되어 할 수 없었던 DAPA, 즉 자녀가 미국 시민권자나 영주권자일 경우, 그들의 부모들을 추방으로 부터 보호 하고 노동허가를 주며 및 임시 영주권 부여하는 법안이 통과.

3. 확장된 드림법안. DACA의 혜택 대상을 확대할 것이다. 예를 들어 예전 DACA의 대상은 2007년 6월 15일부터 2012년 6월 15일—오년을 미국에 거주하여야 했고 06월 15일 2012전에 신분이 죽은 청소년들에 한하지만 그 기간을 올해 1월 1이로 조정함므로 더 많은 청소년들이 DACA의 혜택 (추방에서 부터 보호 및 노동허가 및 운전면허)을 받을 수 있게 하고, 이런 청소년들에게 임시적 영주권을 주는 법안이 통과.

01/26/2021

Comprehensive immigration reform bill, giving pathway to green card/ citizenship: possible?

President Biden wants US congress to consider the immigration reform bill.

Under the legislation, those living in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2021, without legal status would have a five-year path to temporary legal status (5 years green card) if they pass background checks, pay taxes and fulfill other basic requirements. From there, it’s a three-year path to naturalization, if they decide to pursue citizenship.
It is estimated that there are about 11 million undocumented people who could be benefited under this legislation. For some immigrants, the process would be quicker. So-called Dreamers, the young people who arrived in the U.S. illegally as children, as well as agricultural workers and people under temporary protective status could qualify more immediately for green cards if they are working, are in school or meet other requirements.

This comprehensive immigration reform bill faces an uncertain fate. In order to pass this bill, they need at least 10 Republicans to join all 50 Democrats to overcome a filibuster in the Senate. This blanket amnesty for 11 million undocumented people don’t seem to fair well with the most of Republican Senators. But the president’s Biden bold proposal is the starting point of the negotiation with the Republicans and it is expected that some of provisions under this bill will be trimmed down and negotiated. We will have to see what will actually pass.

But we expect the limited relives to the undocumented as follows even though comprehensive immigration reform bill does not pass,
1) Passage of the revival of the 245(i) clause, which will allow those who are out of status to apply for a green card if aliens have employers or family members who can file family based or Employment based petition for them.
2) Passage of DAPA program—which was attempted by the Obama administration but deemed to be unconstitutionally as it would benefit too many people by an executive order. This would be passed as a bill that would protect parents of U.S. citizenships or legal permanent residents from deportation, would provide employment authorization and grant temporary permanent residency.
3) Passage of Dream Act: The Biden administration is expected to expand DACA (deferred action; protection from removal, eligibility for work authorization) class for those who become out of status and have been present in USA since January 1, 2020 (instead of June 15, 2021) and provide a pathway to the temporary green card and citizenship.

01/10/2021

바이든 정부 시대: 친 이민법 전망: 무엇을 기대할 수 있을까?

바이든 새 행정부가 시작되면 트럼프 행정부의 반 이민정책에서 친 이민 정책으로 큰 지각 변화가 있을 것이다.
트럼프 대통령은 그의 반이민 정책의 구호, 즉 국경 장벽 건설, 모든 무슬람 미국 입국 차단하겠다는 정치적인 구호와 공약으로 미국 대통령이 되었다. 그리고 4년간 반 이민 정책을 그의 행정 명령을 통해 펼쳐왔다. 이민법을 실행하는 있어서 많은 어려움과 혼돈이 있어왔다. 트럼프 행정부의 행정명령으로 실행한 것은 대부분 소송을 당하게 되어 결국은 실행을 못하게 되었거나 많은 혼돈을 일으켰다.

DACA & Dream Act?

예를 들어 트럼프 행정명령으로DACA (청소년 추방 유예)를 페지 했다. 그리고 DACA를 폐지하는 과정이 적법치 않다고 하여 소송을 당하였고 결국 미국 연방 대법원까지 가서 DACA를 페지하기 위하여 싸웠지만 결국은 미국 대법원은 이번 6월달 대법원에서 5-4로 결정이 났다 . 다시 2012년도 오바마 행정부에서 행정명령으로 청소년 유예 프로그램이 일단 시작되었다. 바이든 새 정부가 출범을 하게 되면 더 이상 DACA를 폐지하고자는 행정부의 소송이 중단될 것이다. 그리고 DACA를 완전히 복구 할 뿐만 아니라 DACA의 혜택 대상을 확대할 것이다. 예를 들어 예전 DACA의 대상은 2007년 6월 15일부터 2012년 6월 15일—오년을 미국에 거주하여야 했고 06월 15일 2012전에 신분이 죽은 청소년들에 한하지만 그 기간을 조정함으로 더 많은 청소년들이 DACA의 혜택 (추방에서 부터 보호 및 노동허가 및 운전면허)을 받을 수 있게 할 것이다.

그리고 2021년 1월 6일로 조지아 주의 다 상원 두명이 다 민주당원이 되므로 민주당이 하원과 상원을 좌우할 수 있게 되었다. 그러므로 오바마 대통령당시 할려고 했던 DACA에 해당되는 청소년들에게 법적인 신분 (조건부 영주권) 을 주는 Dream Act 법안이 통과 될 가능성이 많다.

국경 장벽 및 남민 정책:
그리고 트럼프 행정부때 15 billion 달라를 드려 짓고 있는 미국 남부 국경 장벽도 미완성으로 끝나게 될것이다. 수많은 정치적인 노력과 싸움과 엄청난 돈이 낭비 되었다.
트럼프 행정부가 미국으로 법적으로 오는 난민들을 많이 제한 했다. 바이든 행정부는 난민들의 수를 7배로 늘려 일년에 125,000의 난민을 받겠다고 발표 했다.

H1B 비자 발급 중단.
트럼프 행정부가 단기 전문 비자 H1B 비자을 발급을 2020년 말까지 중단했다가 또시 3개월 더 중단, 즉 올해 3월 말까지 중단했다. 트럼프 대통령은 법적으로 h1B 비자의 퀘타을 제거 할 수 는 없었다 그렇지만 절차상으로 너무나 어렵게 했다. 그래서 대부분의 회사들이 필요한 전문인력을 외국에서 못 들어 오게 할려고 H1B 비자 발급을 2021년 3월까지 중지 시켰다. 바이든 정부는 이러한 모든 반이민적인 행정명령을 취소할 것이다.
취업 영주권 필수 인터뷰?
트럼프 행정부동안 모든 취업 영주권을 받기 전에 필수 인터뷰를 하라고 지시 했다. 트럼프 행정부 전에는 취업 영주권을 받는데 있어서 인터튜를 하는 경우는 거의 없었다. 그렇게 하므로 취업이민 영주권 절차의 많이 길어졌다. 바이든 정부는 이러한 시행령도 제거하고 더 효휼적인 취업이민 및 영주권 절차를 할 것으로 예상된다.

Public Charge (공적 부조) 시행령
트럼프 행정부가 시행한 Public charge rule (공적 부조를 받을 시 영주권 취득을 어렵게 하는 문제)도 소송을 당해 여러번 엎치락 뒤치락 했다. 결국은 합적으로 인정 되어 모든 영주권 신청에 I-944 (declaration of self-sufficiency: 자급할 수 있다는)을 하게 했다. 이것은 특별히 가족이민을 많이 하는 가난한 사람들 주로 멕시코와 남미에서 가족이민및 영주권 신청하는 사람들을 많이 제한 시키고 있다. 합법적으로 인정이 되었지만 바이든 행정부에서는 이 부분도 다시 재고 할 것이라고 생각된다. 그리고 이런 시행령이 결국은 인도적인 차원에서 가족이민을 법으로 허락하는 데 가난한 사람들을 차별하는 것이 분명하면 이부분도 시행하지 않을 것이라고 예상한다.
기대할 만한 것은민주당이 하원과 상원을 좌우할 수 있게 되었으므로 아래와 같은 법안을 기대 해 본다.

1. 오바마 행정부때에 행정명령으로 시도했지만 행정명령으로 너무 많은 사람에게 혜택을 주는 것이 위헌이라고 인정 되어 할 수 없었던 DAPA, 즉 자녀가 미국 시민권자가 영주권자의 부모들을 추방으로 부터 보호 받고 노동허가를 많을 수 있는 혜택및 임시 영주권 부여 하는 법안이 통과.

2. 더 나아가서는 지금 미국에 천만명 정도 되는 불법 체류자들을 구제하는 이민 개혁안이 통과.

3. 큰 이민 개혁안은 할 수 없다라도 고용주가 취업이민/영주권 신청, 시민권자나 영주자가 가족초청이 을 받을 수 있는 사람들이 불법체류자가 되었더라도 구제 받을 수 있는 245(i) 조항이 다시 한 동안 “부활” (revive) 하는 기회가 또 오기를 바란다.

12/08/2020

DACA (추방 유예) 프로그램 다시 완전히 돌아 왔습니다. 새로운 신청 신청, DACA 갱신/노동허가 2년 및 허가허가 (advance parole)다시 할 수 있게 되었습니다.

• 추방유예 처음으로 신청을 할 때 필요한 요건들은 무엇인지?
1. 2012년 6월 15일 현재 31세 미만이었어야 합니다.
2. 16세가 되기 전에 미국에 왔어야 합니다.
3. 2007년 6월 15일부터 현재 신청시점까지 지속적으로 미국에 거주하였어야 합니다.
4. 2012년 6월 15일 당시 미국에 거주하였고, 현재 신청시점에도 미국에 거주하고 있어야 합니다.
5. 2012년 6월 15일 전에 미국에 불법으로 입국하였거나, 2012년 6월 15일 현재 이민법상 신분이 만료된 상태였어야 합니다.
6. 현재 신청시점에서, 학교에 재학중이거나, 고등학교를 졸업했거나, 검정고시 (GED) 를 통과했거나, 미군 또는 미국해안경비대에서 명예제대한 상태여야 합니다.
7. 중범죄가 한건도 없어야 하고, 심각한 경범죄가 한건도 없어야 하며, 가벼운 경범죄의 경우는 3건이상이 되지 않아야 합니다.
(신청자들을 대상으로 이민국에서 지문을 채취하여 신원조사를 할 예정입니다.)

12/08/2020

DACA is back in full force. Initial DACA application, renewal for 2 years, Parole (travel) all back for now:

On December 4, 2020, Judge Garaufis required the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take certain actions to implement his November 14 opinion. As a result, effective December 7, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is:

• Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order, which means the following eligibility
• You were under 31 as of 06-15-2012.
• You came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday.
• You have been continuously residing in the U.S. since 06-15-2007 up to the time of requesting deferred action.
• You were physically present in the U.S. on 06-15-2012, and at the time of requesting deferred action.
• You entered the U.S. without inspection before 06-15-2012, or your legal status expired as of 06-15-2012.
• At the time of requesting deferred action, you are in school, or graduated from high school, or have a GED, or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. military or Coast Guard.
• You have not been convicted of a felony, or a significant misdemeanor, or 3 or more non-significant misdemeanors.

Accepting DACA renewal requests based on the terms of the DACA policy in effect prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;

Accepting applications for advance parole documents based on the terms of the DACA policy prior to September 5, 2017, and in accordance with the Court’s December 4, 2020, order;
• Extending one-year grants of deferred action under DACA to two years; and
• Extending one-year employment authorization documents under DACA to two years.

09/30/2020

USCIS fee hike halted!
You still have a chance to file your naturalization, green card, work permit, and travel permit and I-601a provisional waiver with low USCIS fee because a federal judge blocked USCIS fee hike which is set to effect on October 2, 2020.
A federal judge granted a motion for a preliminary injunction against a far-reaching U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fee rule. The rule would increase fees on businesses, new citizens, international students needing work authorization and others. The fees were scheduled to go into effect on October 2, 2020.
“As long as this preliminary injunction is in place, USCIS can’t raise fees,” said Doug Rand, co-founder of Boundless Immigration, in an interview. “The government will rush to obtain a stay of the injunction from the 9th Circuit, and there’s no telling how long that will take or what the outcome will be.”
We don’t know how long this injunction (preventing USCIS from increasing its fee) will last. For all those who are eligible should file using this current fee.

08/05/2020

코로나 바이러스 펜데믹 동안에는 I-944 (경제적 자급자족할 수 있다는 form)을 제출하지 않아도 됨.

7월29일 남부 뉴욕 연방 법정에서 이민국이 더 이상 공중 혜택에 대한 final Rule를 펜데믹 동안에는 시행하는 것을 금지시켰습니다.
이민자들과 비 영주비자를 가진 분에게 좋은 소식입니다.

1. 영주권 신청 (결혼, 가족 및 취업이민)을 신청하는 사람들은 더 이상 I-944를 제출하지 않아도 됩니다. 단지 가족 이민을 경우에는 예전처럼 초청자가 재정 보증만 (I-864)만 해주면 됩니다.
2. 비 영주 비자로 일하는 비자를 신청할 경우, R-1 (religious visa, E-2 (investor), H-1 (professionals) etc., I-944를 예전처럼 신청할 필요가 없습니다.

08/05/2020

No more I-944 (declaration of self-sufficiency) during the pandemic.
On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) in State of New York, et al. v. DHS, et al. and Make the Road NY et al. v. Cuccinelli, et al. enjoined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enforcing, applying, implementing, or treating as effective the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds Final Rule for any period during which there is a declared national health emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
What it means to the immigrants and non-immigrants
1. Those who are applying for the green card (I-485: adjustment of status), you don’t have to file form I-944. If you are applying the green card based on family petition, your petitioner can file I-864 (affidavit of support) for you, and if your petitioner does not have enough income, then you can find a co-sponsor who has to be a permanent resident or citizen.

2. Those who are applying worked related non-immigrant visa on form I-129 such as R-1 (religious visa, E-2 (investor), H-1 (professionals) etc. , you don’t have to file I-944

08/05/2020

펜데믹 동안에는 기간이 만료된 텍사스 운전 면허증으로 운전해도 괜찮음.

텍사스 공공 안전부에서 다음과 같은 발표를 했습니다.

기간이 만료된 운전 면허증도 유효한 것으로 다음과 같은 상황에는 간주한다.

1. 운전 면허증이 2020년 3월 13일 이후로 만료가 됨
2. 펙데믹이 끝난 후 60일 안에 있는 기간.
법을 집행하는 기관 경찰들이 위와 같은 사항을 준수할 것을 통고했습니다.
간단하게 설명하면 본인의 만료된 운전 면허증을 가지 펜데믹이 끝난 후 60일까지는 운전을 할 수 있다는 것입니다.
이 실행안이 이민/비 이민 비자를 수속하고 있는 사람들에 어떤 실제적인 의미가 있는가?
1. 영주권을 신청하고 있는 사람들. 영주권을 신청하면서 노동허가를 신청합니다. 노동허가는 일년간 유효합니다. 그리고 노동허가를 받은 사람은 똑 같은 일년 기간동안 운전 면허증을 받게 됩니다.

영주권 과정이 많이 지연됨으로 노동허가를 다시 재 신청하는 경우가 많습니다. 본인의 노동허가 기간이 끝나기 3개월 전에 만 재 신청을 하면 노동허가 기간 자동적으로 180일간 더 연장됩니다. 펜데믹이 계속되는 한 운전면허증을 다시 신청할 필요가 없습니다.

2. 비 영주 비자로 있는 분들. R-1 (종교비자). E-2 (투자 비자), H1B (단기 전문직 비자) 등등.

본인의 비 영주 신분이 만료되기 전에 연장 신청을 하면 신분을 계속 할 수 있고 자동적으로 240일간 더 일을 할 수 있습니다. 그리고 펜데믹이 계속되는 한 운전면허증을 다시 신청할 필요가 없습니다.

물론 이 두 경우 다 신분을 승인받은 다음에 신청하여서 유효한 운전 면허증을 받는 것이 현명하지만 covid-19 펜데닉 때문에 너무 많이 적체가 되어 있어서 실제적으로 쉽지 않기 때문입니다.

08/05/2020

Driving with an expired License in Texas is Ok during the pandemic.

The DPS (department of Public Safety) will consider a Texas issued expired Driver license valid if
1) Expiration date on Driver license or ID card is on or after March 13, 2020
2) The current date is within 60 days of the end of the state of Disaster (Pandemic).
Law enforcement (police) are advised of these provisions above.
What it means to people who are in the Immigration process:
1. Those who are in the process of applying a green card (adjustment of status: I-485), you get interim one-year EAD (Employment Authorization document), and your license validity is the same period as your one year EAD.

As long as you file a renewal of your EAD 3 months before it gets expired, you are authorized to work for 180 days after the expiration of your EAD, and for now, you don’t have to worry about renewing your Texas Driver license while this pandemic is going on.

2. Those who are in non-immigrant status such as R-1(Religious worker), E-2 (investor), H1B (professional worker), etc.

You are authorized to work while your non-immigrant status is valid. As long as you file an extension of your status before your current status expires, you are in status, and are authorized to work for 240 days after the expiration of your status. You don’t have to worry about renewing your driver license while the pandemic is going on.

Of course, it is wise to apply for a new driver license once your EAD or status gets approved. But practically it is difficult to renew your driver license due to Covid-19 pandemic and so many backlogs.

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I got referred here by another attorney, I asked whoever answered the phone , what is the latest appointment they took on Friday? She said 6 pm ,,, so she put me down for 6 pm ...... I get to my appointment between 5-10 min early , and I find the door locked , called about 7 times to the office and no response ..... I drove 50 min for that 😭.... so disappointing ,,,,,
Employment Discrimination Against Internationals despite lack of domestic labor ==================================================== Below is what too often happens to international students, like me, when they are honestly trying to apply for real jobs, for which they are eligible by law: ============================================ Dear Tugrul, Something seems to be wrong with my old regular email account, i.e. [email protected]) because I keep getting the error message that my reply to you has been blocked. Therefore, can you please read my last reply to your most recent email to me below? Thanks a lot for your time. Best regards, Thomas ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Thomas Hahn Date: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 5:09 PM Subject: Fwd: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors To: ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Thomas Hahn Date: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 4:58 PM Subject: Re: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors To: Tugrul Polat Dear Tugrul, What can we do if my OPT ends before we can find something? We have nothing to stop it from expiring? The 3zen.com company in Redmond, WA, still has not send me their job offer letter, which they had promised me already by July 12th, 2019. I have read at the DHS website that OPT STEM extensions can be granted for any employment for at least 20 hours per week or more. This this false? Should I look it up and copy-paste you back the link of the DHS website, where I have read this information last weekend? But on my current old OPT, I could have worked part time because now I am still working as a volunteer. Is this correct? If I can prove that I was sick during my OPT, can it get extended to give me back the lost time? My OPT was cut 5 weeks short. But it was not my fault. We applied for it together only one day after I graduated, i.e. on August 16th, 2018. We could not have applied any sooner because it was uncertain whether I would be allowed to graduate that summer. I mailed my OPT application, which you kindly prepared for me, on August 17th, 2018 with FedEx as you recommended. USCIS set my OPT starting date to November 16th, 2018, but its expiration date to October 7th, 2019. However, my OPT expiration date should have been November 15th, 2019 because it was not my fault that USCIS needed more than the anticipated 60 days to process my OPT application. If the US government promises every international student that he/she is eligible for 12 months OPT, then these 12 months should not get cut short if it is not the student's fault. I was supposed to graduate in August 2017, December 2017 and May 2018, before I was finally allowed to graduate on August 15th, 2018. This was totally unpredictable. If we had submitted my OPT application to USCIS in any of the previous three semesters when I was told that I would graduate, but could not, then my OPT would have been totally lost because USCIS would not have allowed me to have it before I had fully graduated. But then, USCIS would have also not allowed me to reapply for another OPT later, if my OPT would have been denied because its start date would have been before my graduation date. But this was outside my control. This is the nature of being a student. A student can never fully predict when exactly he/she is allowed to graduate. Its like failing a test or a class. Its not a crime. Its a normal thing that keeps happening at universities. But this does not make any student, to whom this happens, a bad student. It just causes him/her to take longer to earn his/her degree than initially anticipated. But this should not get punished by the federal government. This is an innate natural consequence of higher education being selective. This poses a challenge for students with disabilities, like me. That is why I should be allowed to get at least the 5 missing weeks of my OPT back, because we have done nothing wrong or missed any deadline when applying for my OPT in the first place. We have applied for my OPT as soon as we possibly could. That is why I very strongly feel that my OPT should not expire any sooner than November 15th, 2019. Is there any way that we can try to make this happen? This would only be fair. Thanks Thomas On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 4:12 PM Tugrul Polat wrote: Thomas You need to find a full-time job for STEM OPT extension purposes and the following sounds like a part-time job. I see that Debra said "temporary part-time employment" below. Once again, keep looking for a full-time job in your field of study so you can apply for STEM OPT extension before your current EAD end date. Thanks, Tugrul ᐧ On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 3:47 PM Thomas Hahn wrote: Dear Tugrul, Does this now mean that I can never work as an adjunct professor even within my field of study simply because they refuse to provide an official job offer letter? This cannot be true! There must be an alternative way to apply for a new employment I-20 for such kind of jobs? Otherwise, I have wasted all my OPT time with applying for adjunct professor positions even though I can never get an I-20 for them. In my eyes this is deception and grounds for OPT extension. All employers keep lying to me! They tell me that I am hired! But then the refuse to provide the required official job offer letter! This does not only seem to happen with for-profit companies but also with state institutions like the NH Community College System! Unfortunately, I was under the misconception that one can trust at least public state and federal government owned employers! But it seems that nobody can trust any employer with anything! Its seems like total anarchy to me! Thanks Thomas ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Debra Costa-Nino Date: Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 2:55 PM Subject: RE: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors To: Thomas Hahn Hello Thomas, Unfortunately that seems not to be true for temporary part-time employment called adjunct professors. It seems there is no formal commitment made until the contract. The biggest issue is that adjunct professors’ contracts are not absolute, the college retains the right to cancel the classes or move instructors at will. Hence there is no way to, even in good faith, promise 20 hours of employment. So I can only wish you good luck with your search. Best, Debra From: Thomas Hahn [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:43 PM To: Debra Costa-Nino Subject: Re: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors This email originated outside of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Please help keep our organization and users safe. It's up to us; think before you click. Dear Debra Its just a regular job offer letter. I am under the impression that every employer needs to provide an official job offer letter to everyone before officially hiring anyone. Is this correct? Thanks /Dr. Hahn On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 2:20 PM Debra Costa-Nino wrote: Dear Thomas, Unfortunately the Community College System of New Hampshire does not provide promissory letters for part-time faculty. I am sorry for any inconvenience that this inquiry has caused you. I wish you the best of luck in finding appropriate employment. Sincerely yours, Debra From: Thomas Hahn [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:54 PM To: Debra Costa-Nino Subject: Re: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors This email originated outside of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Please help keep our organization and users safe. It's up to us; think before you click. Hallo Debora, We need to be very fast. I am missing a very promising job interview in Shreveport, LA, just because I want to have clearance to work for you no later than Friday, August, 23rd by my International Student Office. If we can get this required clearance from Dr. Polat Ii.e. Director of my International Student Office) before Friday 5 p.m.,I can fly to Nashua, NH on Saturday. This would give me plenty of time to start working for you by Monday, August 26th. Would that work for you? What is the name of the closest airport to Nashua, NH? Thanks Thomas Hahn, PhD phone: 501 303 6595 On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 6:36 AM Debra Costa-Nino wrote: Hello Thomas, As soon as I have clearance from my administration, I will contact you. Best, Debra From: Thomas Hahn [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 7:35 PM To: Debra Costa-Nino Subject: Re: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors This email originated outside of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Please help keep our organization and users safe. It's up to us; think before you click. Dear Prof. Dr. Debra Costa-Nino, All I need from you is the information, which I have just requested from you in my previous email 15 minutes ago. Should I call you back now so we can discuss? If not, when should I call you tomorrow? Or should I contact somebody other than you to gather all the information needed to apply for a new employment I-20? Best regards, Very sincerely, Thomas Hahn, PhD Smart Phone: 501 303 6595 Flip Phone: 318 243 3940 Primary Email: [email protected] Skype User Name: TFH002 On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 6:15 PM Debra Costa-Nino wrote: Hello Thomas, I wrote my best guess for this letter and sent it to my department chair and human resource officer. I need to make sure what I wrote was legal and doable on our end. I must now wait until I get their input. I will contact you as soon as I have some input. We are historically very slow administratively here, so I am worried about the timing. But will be persistent to make this work, if it can. Best Wishes, Debra From: Thomas Hahn [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 6:26 PM To: Debra Costa-Nino Subject: Could you please email me my official job offer letter so that I can upload it with my new employment I-20 application today? -- Fwd: Adjunct Professors This email originated outside of the Community College System of New Hampshire. Please help keep our organization and users safe. It's up to us; think before you click. Dear Prof. Dr. Debra Costa-Nino, Below is the response from Dr. Tugrul Polat, who is the director of my university's International Student Office. In a short phone conversation he strongly recommended to apply for a new employment I-20 immediately to give him enough time to approve it, based on my current Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization. All I need from you to apply for a new employment I-20 is an official job offer letter. Could you please email it to me so that I can upload it on the OPT update website? Last time that I applied for a new employment I-20 in December of 2018, it was approved in less than a day. For OPT STEM extension, I can work within the fields of any of my past academic degrees, which I have earned in the United States. My American academic degrees are: 1.) PhD in Bioinformatics, which I earned from UALR/UAMS on August 15th, 2018 2.) MS in Bioinformatics, which I earned from UALR/UAMS in May of 2015 3.) MS in Molecular Biology, which I earned from Louisiana Tech University on March 4th, 2010 This allows me to work as a biology/genetics/anatomy and physiology instructor to teach at the undergraduate level at every Community College and 4 year university. 4.) BS in Biology, which I earned from LA Tech in May of 2008 5.) BS in Chemistry, which I earned from LA Tech in May of 2008 6.) Minor in Physics, which I earned from LA Tech in May of 2008 I also read that I will be allowed to keep working and residing legally in American as soon as my STEM OPT extension petition has been submitted, regardless whether or not it will be approved. Here is the link to details about the OPT STEM extension instructions posted by my university (i.e. UALR): https://ualr.edu/international/applying-for-stem-extension/ The most relevant OPT STEM extension information on the official website of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students-and-the-form-i-983 https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/employers-and-the-form-i-983 https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/stem-opt-extension-overview https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/dsos-recommending-students-for-the-stem-opt-extension https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students-determining-stem-opt-extension-eligibility According to Dr. Turgul Polat, who is the director of my UALR International Student Office, the I-983 is the most crucial part of my OPT STEM extension petition. Should I relocate to Nashua, NH as soon as my new employment I-20 has been approved? We can work together on the OPT STEM extension application while I am working in Nashua because my current OPT is still valid until October 7th, 2019. This implies that my OPT STEM extension petition must be received by mail by the respective USCIS office in Lincoln, KY no later than October 6th, 2019. This can be easily worked out later. I recommend that we now focus on getting my new employment I-20 approved as soon as we can because then I can start to relocate to Nashua, NH. In the best case scenario this could be accomplished before offices close here tomorrow. Thank you very much for your prompt attention. Very sincerely, Thomas Hahn, PhD Smart Phone: 501 303 6595 Flip Phone: 318 243 3940 Primary Email: [email protected] Skype User Name: TFH002 ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Tugrul Polat Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 4:46 PM Subject: Re: Adjunct Professors To: Thomas Hahn Cc: Casey Jackson-Aceituno Hi Thomas For your new employment, you need to submit the OPT update form. Here is the form. For STEM OPT Extension, you need to submit the online STEM Extension I-20 request form, which is here Thanks, -- Best regards, Tugrul Polat | Director, International Student Services University of Arkansas at Little Rock 501-683-7566 | [email protected] | http://ualr.edu/ ᐧ On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 4:38 PM Thomas Hahn wrote: Dear Turgul, Please call me urgently regarding whether you can allow me to accept this job offer. My numbers are 501 303 6595 or 318 243 3940 Thanks Thomas ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Debra Costa-Nino Date: Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 3:41 PM Subject: Adjunct Professors To: [email protected] Hello Dr. Hahn, We are in need of great face-to-face instructors for this fall semester. If you live in the area, or plan to be here before the end of the week, our classes start on August 26th and we need knowledgeable people to guide our students. Please read about the college on our HR page at www.nashuacc.edu or directly http://www.nashuacc.edu/about/hr-employment, I attached the pay scale, as salary is an issue for some individuals. I look forward to your response. Please do so, whether affirmative or negative. Thank you, Debra Costa-Nino, Ph.D. Dr. Debra J. Costa-Nino Professor and Coordinator Life Science and Chemistry Program Biological Sciences Advisor NH INBRE Partner Nashua Community College 505 Amherst St. Nashua, NH 06063 (603) 578-8955 (603) 882-6923 x 1436 Fax (603) 882-8690 -- Best regards, Tugrul Polat | Director, International Student Services University of Arkansas at Little Rock 501-683-7566 | [email protected] | http://ualr.edu/