Amanda Bolhuis

Amanda is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates. Her practice focuses on employment based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions. She has extensive experience handling B, E, H, L, O and TN visa cases, employment-based green cards (EB-1 and PERM labor certification) and USCIS Requests for Evidence and appeals. She also has experience advising companies on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and I-9 compliance issues. Amanda works with clients in several industries, including automotive, insurance and technology.

  • [UPDATED] USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed Form I-140 Petitions

    [UPDATED] USCIS to Implement Premium Processing for Certain Previously Filed Form I-140 Petitions

    On Aug. 1, 2022, USCIS will implement a second phase of premium processing for certain EB-1 and EB-2 petitioners with a pending Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Work.

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  • [UPDATED] President Biden Announces new Humanitarian Parole Program for Ukrainians

    [UPDATED] President Biden Announces new Humanitarian Parole Program for Ukrainians

    On Nov. 21, 2022, USCIS updated the Ukraine humanitarian parole program for Ukrainians who are fleeing their country due to the ongoing armed conflict.

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  • State Department Continues to Allow Entry to the U.S. With an Expired Passport

    State Department Continues to Allow Entry to the U.S. With an Expired Passport

    The State Department is extending a temporary measure that allows U.S. citizens to enter the United States even if they have an expired U.S. passport.

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  • DHS to End Temporary Policy for Expired I-9 Documents in May 2022

    DHS to End Temporary Policy for Expired I-9 Documents in May 2022

    On May 1, 2022, DHS will end a temporary policy that allows employers to accept expired List B identity documents during the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification process.

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  • Ukrainians Exempted from Title 42; Permitted to Seek Asylum at U.S. Land Borders

    Ukrainians Exempted from Title 42; Permitted to Seek Asylum at U.S. Land Borders

    DHS is allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to consider exempting certain Ukrainians from COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the CDC due the humanitarian crisis.

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  • [UPDATED] USCIS Issues New Guidance for O-1 Petitions

    [UPDATED] USCIS Issues New Guidance for O-1 Petitions

    USCIS issued new policy guidance in July 2022 for certain O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement visas.

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  • (Updated) ICE Extends COVID-19 Guidance for International Students Through 2022-23 Academic Year

    (Updated) ICE Extends COVID-19 Guidance for International Students Through 2022-23 Academic Year

    ICE announced that it will continue to allow international students to take more courses online during the 2022-2023 academic year.

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  • Updated: DHS Continues to Extend Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements Through October 2022

    Updated: DHS Continues to Extend Flexibility of Remote Options for I-9 Verification Requirements Through October 2022

    Initially granted in March 2020, DHS has provided guidelines for I-9 verification that relax in-person requirements and allow for remote verification. The extension applies through April 30, 2022.

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