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May 11, 2017

You Do Not Need to be a Kushner to EB-5. You Need an Immigration Lawyer.

The EB-5 visa program is an investment-based immigrant visa available to people across the globe. Since its inception, the EB-5 visa program has brought over $15 billion in low-cost financing and investments into the United States for projects involving airports, apartment and office towers, infrastructure, housing and industrial park developments, and more. The program allows foreign individuals to invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000, depending on the location of the development.… Read More

May 01, 2017

How is the Immigration Crackdown Affecting the Kentucky Derby?

President Trump’s immigration crackdown is having a large impact on one of America’s oldest and most storied sporting events: the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The event’s stars – the horses – are cared for and trained, in large part, by immigrants, many of whom of are undocumented in the United States. Mr. Trump claims that these immigrants are taking jobs from U.S.… Read More

Apr 27, 2017

Effective May 1 Redesigned Green Cards will be Issued

Earlier this month the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the redesigned Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD) will be issued beginning May 1, 2017. The redesign is part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project, which incorporates enhanced security features. … Read More

Apr 25, 2017

Raymond Lahoud Named in Lehigh Valley Business Forty Under 40

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, was named one of the 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley as the Lehigh Valley Business 2017 Forty Under 40.

Lahoud was selected for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.  … Read More

Apr 21, 2017

New Jersey Policy = Do Not Let ICE In

As a result of the increased enforcement of immigration laws, ICE agents have taken to showing up at courthouses in areas with large immigrant communities. They will wait there and take in people who do not have status or have other immigration-related issues, such as having committed a crime that would render them removable from the U.S. This has caused significant issues for undocumented individuals, causing them to fear reporting crimes, filing for custody of children if they have a U.S.… Read More

Apr 20, 2017

Raymond Lahoud Honored as NYSBA Empire State Counsel®

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, was honored as one of the 2016 New York State Bar Association’s Empire State Counsel® in recognition of the outstanding contribution of performing 50 or more hours of free legal services to low income individuals.

Launched in 2006 by then Association President Mark H.… Read More

Apr 18, 2017

Raymond Lahoud Featured in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, was interviewed and featured in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.

Lahoud primarily focuses his practice on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and the surrounding region). … Read More

Apr 11, 2017

H-1B Visa cap reached in first week… again

For the 5th consecutive year, the cap was reached in the first week for the H-1B visa, which is the prototypical visa for educated employees wishing to come to the U.S. to work in specialized jobs. In other words, there are 85,000 H-1B visas allowed each year, and the number of applications exceeded that amount in 5 days.  Click here to read more on this.  … Read More

Apr 06, 2017

New Controversy Among Trump Administration, Law Enforcement Over Immigration

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus’s newest Member and the Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, Ray Lahoud, was interviewed by 69 News on the dispute between the Trump administration and some state court officials on the practice of arresting undocumented immigrants who are crime victims or witnesses of a crime.  Read the article here!… Read More

Apr 05, 2017

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes New Immigration Attorneys

The Bridgewater, New Jersey, based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Raymond G. Lahoud as a Member and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, and William C. Menard as an Associate in the Immigration Law Practice Group.  They, along with their team, join Norris McLaughlin & Marcus from Baurkot & Baurkot, a leading immigration law and deportation defense law firm.… Read More

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