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Students and COVID-19 Related Immigration Developments

By: Gerald A. LeMelle Students need to be aware of the current state of Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidance during the pandemic, various COVID-19-related travel bans, as well as the operating statuses of embassies and consulates around the world. These developments dictate the timing of when to secure F and M status and… Continue reading Students and COVID-19 Related Immigration Developments

March 31st Deadline: Post COVID Form I-9 Requirements

By: Gerald A. LeMelle COVID-19 has created an evolving immigration environment. It remains essential for employers to maintain immigration compliance during the COVID-19 emergency and to take the steps necessary to maintain the nonimmigrant status and work authorization of their foreign national employees. In addition, now that businesses and organizations are beginning to reopen pursuant… Continue reading March 31st Deadline: Post COVID Form I-9 Requirements

Update on H-1B Visas: What You Need to Do Now

By: Gerald LeMelle There was much to discourage corporate clients who add talent and bolster their competitiveness by hiring H-1B visa employees. The H-1B Program allows companies and other employers in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge… Continue reading Update on H-1B Visas: What You Need to Do Now

DACA Renewed…For Now

By: Gerald LeMelle DACA, an acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a policy that protects around 800,000 young people — known as “DREAMers” — who entered the United States unlawfully as children. The program does not grant them official legal status or a pathway to citizenship, but it does allow them to apply… Continue reading DACA Renewed…For Now

Sweeping Change to the H1-B Visa Program

By: Gerald LeMelle The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published its controversial regulation to end the H-1B visa lottery as a “final rule”, leaving it to the Biden administration or a lawsuit to stop a significant change in U.S. immigration policy. If you need assistance with the immigration process, consider hiring an immigration lawyer… Continue reading Sweeping Change to the H1-B Visa Program

USCIS Provides Guidance on Redeployment of EB-5 Capital

USCIS Provides Guidance on Redeployment of EB-5 Capital By Gerald LeMelle LeMelle is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Tysons Corner Office.   [July 26, 2020, Tysons Corner]  USCIS announced that EB-5 capital might be redeployed through the New Commercial Enterprise (NCE), the entity investors initially invested in, within the territory of the regional… Continue reading USCIS Provides Guidance on Redeployment of EB-5 Capital

Executive Order Rescinded but Questions Remain

Executive Order Rescinded but Questions Remain By Gerald LeMelle LeMelle is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Tysons Corner Office. Click here to read DBL’s original coverage and key points from the Executive Order. [July 17, 2020, Tysons Corner] Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has backed off plans to bar international students from living… Continue reading Executive Order Rescinded but Questions Remain

Executive Order Challenges the Business Community

Executive Order Challenges the Business Community By Gerald LeMelle LeMelle is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Tysons Corner Office. Click here to read DBL’s original coverage and key points from the Executive Order. [Jun.22/Jun.23, 2020] [Jun. 24, 2020, Tysons Corner]  The Executive Order that was signed on Monday, June 22 extending the ban… Continue reading Executive Order Challenges the Business Community

Several Work Visas Suspended

Several Work Visas Suspended, Jun 22. 2020 & More Details From the Executive Order on Work Visas, Jun 23. 2020 By Gerald LeMelle LeMelle is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Tysons Corner Office. [UPDATE Jun. 23. 2020, Tysons Corner] While several details are yet to be determined or clarified, a look at the… Continue reading Several Work Visas Suspended

The CARES ACT and Eligibility for Temporary Work-Visa Holders

By Gerald LeMelle LeMelle is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Tysons Corner Office.       [Apr. 9, 2020 Tysons Corner]   The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a $2 trillion-dollar economic recovery package that among other relief provides for the issuance of one-time payments, called recovery rebates, to help… Continue reading The CARES ACT and Eligibility for Temporary Work-Visa Holders

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.