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USCIS Addresses the National Interest Waiver

Last year, the Administrative Appeals Office of the United States Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a decision that focused on national interest waivers, the EB-2 green card category frequently used for highly qualified academics, scientists, artists and business people whose work benefits the U.S. “Matter of Dhanasar,” 26 I&N Dec. 884 (AAO 2016) […]

USCIS Approves EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Petition Submitted in the Field of Emergency Medicine Technology

After only two months, USCIS approved the above case submitted by Laurie Woog, Esq. on behalf of a venture capital-backed start up in New York that sought to retain a key business partner who is responsible for managing the launch of an app designed to revolutionize the ability of 9-1-1 operators to pinpoint the location of cell phone […]

Obama’s Immigration Reform and The High Tech Worker

Posted November 29, 2014 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in O-1 visas, scientists. Tagged: entrepreneur, executive action immigration, extraordinary ability, green card, high tech, immigration reform, obama, STEM. Leave a Comment In November 2014, President Obama announced certain executive actions that are meant to reform our immigration system.  The most immediate of these focus on helping […]

O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa Approval for Geneticist

Posted March 17, 2014 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in EB-1 I-140, Extraordinary ability green cards, Extraordinary ability immigration attorney, O-1 visas, scientists. Tagged: EB-1, extraordinary ability, geneticist, immigration, lab, O-1, Ph.D,scientist. Leave a Comment Recently, the Woog Law Office obtained an approval for an O-1 visa for a young scientist who is highly skilled in pre-implantation […]

Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA can benefit aliens with extraordinary ability in same sex marriages

Posted July 18, 2013 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in DOMA, EB-1 I-140, Extraordinary ability green cards, Green card based on marriage, International students. Tagged: Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, extraordinary ability, immigration and DOMA, O-1, same sex marriage, Supreme Court. Leave a Comment SAME SEX SPOUSES OF HIGHLY SKILLED IMMIGRANTS: CHANGES IN THE LAW AFTER […]

Fast and Successful Outcome for Outstanding Professor Green Card Case

Posted May 11, 2013 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in Uncategorized. Tagged: academic, EB-1, green card, outstanding professor, outstanding researcher, Woog Law Office. Leave a Comment Recently, the Woog Law Office helped an exceptional academic obtain approval as an Outstanding Professor in the EB-1 category – the I-140 visa petition was approved in just 3 days! […]

Immigration reform: Benefits for students?

Posted February 26, 2013 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in International students, Uncategorized. Tagged: DREAM Act, green cards, H-1b, high tech, immigration reform, students, tech workers. Leave a Comment Immigration reform or improvement is often in the news these days. Some reforms will help international students and high tech workers or potential workers. Under current immigration […]

National interest waiver case approval for scholar of organized crime

Posted October 16, 2012 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in National interest waiver. Tagged: EB-2, national interest waiver,professor. Leave a Comment One of the most challenging areas of immigration law is attempting to obtain legal permanent residence on the basis of a national interest waiver.  The national interest waiver category offers a quicker route to a […]

Immigration Decision in Favor of Artists and Performers

Posted May 17, 2012 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in Uncategorized. Tagged: artist, EB-1, extraordinary ability, immigration,P visa, performer. Leave a Comment A recent decision by USCIS recognizes that fusion or hybrid music can be “culturally unique” and therefore form the basis for P visa eligibility. See:https://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/17/11735665-immigration-decision-could-make-it-easier-for-foreign-fusion-bands-to-play-in-us?lite for an interesting article about a South American klezmer […]

Extraordinary Ability Green Cards: Proof of extraordinary ability

Posted April 18, 2012 by Laurie Woog, Esq. in EB-1 I-140, Extraordinary ability green cards, Extraordinary ability immigration attorney. Tagged: Green card criteria EB-1. Leave a Comment How does someone prove he or she has “extraordinary ability” in a particular field? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has set out several basic criteria […]

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