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E-1/E-2 Visas for Nationals of New Zealand

Effective June 10, 2019, nationals of New Zealand are eligible for E-1 Treaty Trader and E-2 Treaty Investor visa status.  As background, the E-1 category allows a foreign national from a country with which the U.S. has a commercial treaty to enter the U.S. solely to engage in trade of a substantial nature principally between […]

Best Lawyers – Texas – U.S. News and World Report

The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that every partner of the firm –Harry Joe, Rebecca Massiatte and Cindy Ansbach – has been selected as a Best Lawyer in Texas by  U.S. News and World Report.  This recognition involves a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, as well as peer […]

USCIS H-1B Premium Processing Resumes

UPDATE: On June 7, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that effective  June 10, 2019, it will re-open Premium Processing for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject petitions selected under the H-1B lottery.  On such date, Petitioners whose H-1B cap-subject petitions were selected under the H-1B lottery can submit Form I-907, Request for Premium […]

DOS Additional Vetting Procedures

DOS Additional Vetting Procedures.   On May 31, 2019, Department of State (DOS) stated that it had updated its immigrant and nonimmigrant visa application forms to request additional information, including social media identifiers, from most U.S. visa applicants worldwide. As background, on March 30, 2018, DOS indicated its plans to publish proposals regarding additional vetting procedures.  […]

Best Lawyer/Best Law Firm – U.S. News and World Report

The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that Rebecca Massiatte has been announced as Best Lawyer of the Year – Immigration (2019) by Best Lawyers.  This recognition by U.S. News and World Report involves a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, as well as peer review from leading attorneys […]

Best Lawyers – D Magazine 2019

The JMA Firm, PLLC is incredibly excited to announce that every partner of the firm –Harry Joe, Rebecca Massiatte and Cindy Ansbach – has been selected as a Best Lawyer by D Magazine.  The attorneys on such list are peer-nominated on the basis of offering unparalleled counsel.  Harry Joe, Rebecca Massiatte and Cindy Ansbach have been selected […]

L-1A/B Petitions for Canadian Applicants at Ports of Entry

L-1A/B Petitions for citizens of Canada have long been adjudicated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) within Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) at Ports of Entry (“POE”) along the U.S./Canada border.  This process generally allows for one-day adjudication, with the applicant presenting the materials to CBP on the day of anticipated entry to the […]

USCIS Form I-539 Changes and New Fees

UPDATE:  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicated that due to the new biometrics fee required, USCIS would no longer provide for “courtesy” Premium Processing of L-2 and H-4 petitions for the spouses and dependent family members of L-1A/L-1B/H-1B visaholders.  Accordingly, processing of Form I-539 Applications will take substantially longer to process than the principal […]

JMO Firm Becomes JMA Firm with the Addition of Cindy Kang Ansbach

DALLAS – September 10, 2018 – JMA Firm, PLLC is pleased to welcome Cindy Kang Ansbach as a member of the firm. Ansbach joins from The Ansbach Group, P.C. and elevates the firm’s combined immigration and nationality law experience to more than 100 years. With the addition of Ansbach, the firm, formerly known as JMO Firm, PLLC […]

JMA Firm Attorney Harry J. Joe Presents at Texas A&M University at Commerce

On April 2, 2018, JMA Firm Attorney Harry J. Joe presented “Legal Challenges for Foreign Students at American Colleges and Universities” at Texas A&M University at Commerce.  The following is an outline of his presentation.  For comments or assistance, contact one of the highly qualified JMA Firm attorneys. Through a series of Presidential Executive Orders […]