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Advance Parole for DACA/DAPA Does Not Forge Path to Citizenship

Advance Parole for DACA/DAPA Does Not Forge Path to Citizenship

 

“Advance parole” is permission granted to certain classes of aliens to reenter the U.S. after traveling abroad. Recently, several Congressional members have claimed that DHS has created a new method to citizenship through granting advance parole to recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). The American Immigration Lawyers Association has since fired back, rejecting this claim as a “gross and misleading exaggeration.”

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity

Berardi Immigration Law’s First Quarter Border Activity

 

Berardi Immigration Law has had a busy first quarter at the U.S.-Canadian border. Since early January, we have appeared on behalf of at least 40 clients on 18 separate days at the Peace Bridge. Some of these appearances were entered on behalf of other attorneys, but most represent clients whose cases our office fully drafted and prepared. A sample of some of our interesting cases include:

How Do I Obtain an ITIN?

How Do I Obtain an ITIN?

 

In our previous blog, we analyzed the difference between a FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) and an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). To review, an ITIN is issued by the IRS to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but do not have or are not eligible to receive a Social Security number. An ITIN is a nine-digit tax processing number that always begins with the number nine. 

What is the Difference Between the FEIN and ITIN?

What is the Difference Between the FEIN and ITIN?

 

As many of you may know, it is common to encounter tax-related fields on forms issued for immigration purposes. Two of these fields include the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and Individual IRS Tax Number (ITIN). It is important to understand the difference between these numbers and the meaning each holds.

 

What Do I Need to Know About Form I-9?

What Do I Need to Know About Form I-9?

 

Form I-9 is used to verify the employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the U.S. Unlike most forms provided by USCIS, Form I-9 must be filled out by all employees in the U.S., including U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and all other individuals in nonimmigrant statuses.   

Berardi Immigration Law Featured in Buffalo Law Journal

Berardi Immigration Law Featured in Buffalo Law Journal

 

On March 3, the Buffalo Law Journal featured Berardi Immigration Law in its weekly Small Firm Profile. The article provides a broad overview of our firm and our managing partner, Rosanna Berardi. 

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

 

The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The market runs every Saturday through April 4, so you have just five opportunities left to visit!

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats, House of Olives, JJ’s Jams, Kelly’s Kandies, Sandy’s Dandies, White Cow Dairy, Wrafterbuilt Salvage & Reclaimed LLC and more!