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COVID-19 Strains on Mississippi Health Care System Reflect the Consequences of the U.S. Physician Shortage

According to a report in the New York Times, the spike in coronavirus cases across the country has exposed the struggles of the U.S. healthcare system, particularly in Mississippi. Not only is Mississippi short on hospital beds for patients, but the… Read More
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USCIS Notifications via Texts, Emails, and Phone Calls

On August 6, 2021 USCIS informed American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it is sending notifications regarding Request for Evidence (RFE) to adjustment applicants and/or their representatives. These RFEs are typically notifying clients t… Read More
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When to file AOS applications August 2021

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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Immigration Webinar for Physicians-May 24, 2017

Free Webinar on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST! Immigration Options for International Medical Graduates. Join attorney Heather Sivaraman for an educational overview of the J-1 waiver process, including steps to waiver approval, H-1B sponsorship, and gr… Read More
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June 2017 Visa Bulletin Published

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USCIS to Redesign Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

As part of their “Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project,” USCIS announced on April 19, 2017 the redesign of both Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). According to the American Immigration Lawyers Asso… Read More
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President Trump's New Executive Order on H-1B

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed a new Executive Order regarding the H-1B program. The Executive Order is titled “Buy American and Hire American.” However, according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (AILA Do… Read More
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State Distribution of H-1B Physicians

A study by Peter Kahn and Tova Gardin, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, sought to investigate the H-1B program, specifically in regards to physicians. According to 2016 data by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Forei… Read More
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H-1B Cap Random Selection for FY2018

According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), USCIS received approximately 199,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period for fiscal year 2018. The filing period began on April 3, 2017, and on April 7, 2017, USCIS announced that… Read More
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May 2017 Visa Bulletin Published

The May 2017 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State. View the May Visa Bulletin here. The visa bulletin is published monthly, usually about 2 weeks in advance of the next month. The dates listed in the bulletin are current pr… Read More
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About Attorney Sivaraman

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Sivaraman Immigration Law’s founder, Heather Sivaraman, brings an exceptional level of initiative, creativity and dedication to the practice of Immigration Law. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, she is an active… Read More
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Jing Huang, Associate Attorney, holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from China Women’s University. Prior to joining Sivaraman Immigration Law, Jing worked as an attorney in China s… Read More

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