15 Nov 2022

Serious Immigration Consequences for Marijuana, Despite State Law Changes

Legalization or decriminalization of marijuana at the state level can mislead noncitizens into thinking using marijuana in accordance with state law is legal. Marijuana, however, is a controlled substance under federal law. Therefore, the use, sale, purchase, or even the mere possession of marijuana, in...

13 Oct 2022

My I-140 was approved in the EB2 NIW category. The NIW was approved based on my work related to cancer research and statistical analysis. Am I allowed to move into a different field of research / statistical analysis while my I-485 is pending?

Answer The NIW requires an intention to continue to work in the field of expertise. So, while there is no specific job offer requirement, the entire case is based upon one’s qualifications and the benefit prospectively to the United States that is likely to come from...