Updated Eligibility to the National Interest Exception (NIE)

April 16, 2021

Breaking Down the Eligibility Updates to the National Interest Exception (NIE) As times change and more people are getting vaccinated, the U.S. State Department has updated its eligibility for the National Interest Exception (NIE). If you are unfamiliar with the NIE, it is a way for current U.S. visa holders, ESTA-approved travelers, or applicants to…

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Requirements for Traveling to Germany from the United States

March 30, 2021

Traveling to Germany from the United States As more vaccines are administered across the world, many people are starting to feel more comfortable traveling. Because of the close relationship between the U.S. and Germany, many Americans may start traveling to Germany and vice versa for business or to see family and friends. Today’s article will…

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The Suez Canal is blocked. How will it Affect the Global Supply Chain?

March 26, 2021

How the Suez Canal’s Blockage will Affect the Global Supply Chain The Suez Canal has been in the headlines recently because of a ship that has run aground and blocked the entire canal. The Ever Given isn’t just any ship either. She is a 400m, 219,000+ ton ultra-large container ship (ULCS). It was on its…

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What is an L-1 Visa? And How Do You Qualify for One?

March 23, 2021

What is an L-1 Visa? What is an L visa? L visas are temporary, non-immigrant, employment-based visas that are reserved for company employees who hold management or executive positions or have specialized knowledge. There are two types of L visas, L-1A and L-1B. L-1A visas are for transferees within a company who hold either an…

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What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Second Draw PPP Loans

March 9, 2021

PPP Part Two: What Your Small Business Needs to Know The second draw of the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) permits an additional $285 billion in loans to pandemic-impacted businesses at an interest rate of one percent and with five-year maturation. PPP loans are not subject to collateral or personal guaranty requirement. An entity is…

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Biden Revokes Green Card Ban

March 2, 2021

Biden Revokes Green Card Ban On February 24, 2021, the Biden Administration revoked the green card ban, formally known as Proclamation 10014, in part because it “harms industries in the United States that utilize talent from around the world . . . ” The Trump Administration first enacted Proclamation 10014 in April 2020 as a…

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North Carolina Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

February 26, 2021

North Carolina Easing COVID-19 Restrictions Starting on Friday, February 26, at 5 PM, North Carolina will ease many restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina’s Governor, Roy Cooper, announced his plans for Executive Order No. 195 on Wednesday to get rid of the statewide stay-at-home order, among other things. The decision for Executive Order…

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The 2021 H-1B Visa Applications

February 19, 2021

2021 H-1B Visa Applications What is an H-1B Visa? The H-1B visa is an employment-based, temporary work, non-immigrant visa. This visa offers companies the opportunity to bring highly-skilled, credentialed foreign citizens into the U.S. for employment in a specialty occupation for up to 6 years. After the H-1B expires, the visa holder can reapply. The…

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The Class Action Lawsuit Against Robinhood

February 3, 2021

The Class Action Lawsuit Against Robinhood after they Restricted GameStop’s Stock Did you buy any GameStop stocks? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard about this “war” between day traders and hedge funds that’s been getting lots of mainstream attention over the past week or so. With everything going on, it can be very confusing…

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President Biden Extends Travel Bans

January 26, 2021

President Biden Extends Travel Bans in Light of New Contagious Strands   President Biden and his administration announced this week that the United States will extend travel bans for most non-U.S. citizens and permanent residence. This Presidential Proclamation comes in light of new, more contagious coronavirus variants in different parts of the world.  The Trump…

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