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President Trump's Executive Order Does Not Impact Immigration Applicants Currently in the US

President Trump's executive order temporarily suspends green card seekers from entering the U.S. for 60 days. The order only applies to individuals who are outside of the U.S. and seeking entry as an immigrant (permanent resident/green card holder). The order does not apply to spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens, foreign investors, health care workers, individuals with approved green cards and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, the order does not apply to individuals who are currently in the U.S. and are seeking a green card/permanent residence through adjustment of status. Nonimmigrant work visas remain unaffected but will be re-evaluated in 30 days.

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Kimberly A. Clarke, Varnum, Immigration Lawyer
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Kim focuses her practice on immigration matters, including nonimmigrant petitions, both employment- and family-based permanent residence applications, expatriation and foreign visa issues. She has developed a strong background in the area of worker verification issues and managed clients through internal and agency Form I-9 audits, USICE compliance investigations and civil criminal charges.

In addition, Kim maintains a specialty practice of consultation with agricultural clients and handles various agricultural labor and employment issues such as compliance with...

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Nina A. Thekdi, immigration lawyer, Varnum
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Nina focuses her practice on business and family-based immigration matters.  Her experience encompasses nonimmigrant visa petitions including H-1B visas, L-1A and L-1B visas, TN visas under the NAFTA treaty, and O-1 visas. She also assists clients with employment-based permanent residence petitions including the labor certifications process, EB-1 extraordinary ability, EB-1 outstanding professor and researchers and EB-1 multinational managers and executives petitions; family-based permanent residence applications; naturalization applications; and foreign visa issues.   She guides clients through the process of obtaining short-term visas and permanent residence status for skilled personnel, including technical professionals, accountants, scientists, managers and executives.  Nina also provides counsel regarding effective immigration compliance programs.

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Yvonne Kupfermann Employment Lawyer Varnum Law Firm Grand Rapids
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Yvonne focuses her practice primarily on employment and family-based immigration in addition to general corporate matters. She assists clients with employment and family-based permanent residence petitions, including the labor certification process, visas for extraordinary ability, and multinational managers and executives petitions. She focuses on visa processing, waivers, DACA and citizenship matters. Additionally, she has experience in general corporate matters, including LLC formation.

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