Immigration Reform Is An Early Priority After the Inauguration

By: Grant Godfrey According to the Huffington Post the Senate Democrats are planning on making immigration reform a priority post-inauguration. While exact measures or legislation have not been disclosed, Washington is showing an increased willingness to tackle what has proven to be a politically dividing topic. Many businesses find our immigration system to be confusing …

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Real World Issues in the Hiring & Retention of Foreign Workers

On Thursday, October 11th MBBP is hosting an immigration event on Real World Issues in the Hiring and Retention of Foreign Workers. Employers who find candidates that have the education, training, skills and experience matching their needs may also find that those candidates require visa sponsorship. This interactive session will provide an analysis of real …

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John Gallini Named BBA Immigration Section Co-Chair

On May 21st, the Boston Bar Association announced the new 2012-2013 Co-Chairs of its 24 sections.  MBBP Attorney John Gallini was selected as a Co-chair for the Immigration Law Section within the BBA and will serve for two years. BBA President-elect, J.D. Smeallie, had this to say of the section leaders: The lawyers named to lead our Sections represent …

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MBBP Welcomes Attorney Grant Godfrey

MBBP is pleased to announce that Attorney Grant Godfrey has joined the firm as an associate. Grant concentrates his practice in immigration law. Prior to Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, he was an associate at Blake J. Godbout & Associates where he worked on a variety of litigation, transactional, and bankruptcy issues. After receiving his undergraduate …

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Donald Parker to Speak at Columbia University

On April 1, 2011, Immigration Attorney Donald Parker will speak at Columbia University on behalf of the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO). Don will discuss employment-based statuses with a focus on H-1B1 and other non-immigrant statuses eligibility requirements and procedures, and a brief overview of Permanent Residency ("green card") status if time permits. The session will run …

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John Gallini Moderates Immigration CLE Event

On April 13, 2011, MBBP Immigration Attorney John Gallini will be co-moderating the Boston Bar Association's CLE event: U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Investors.  The event includes panel discussions on L-1 intercompany transferee visas and topics relating to visa processing at U.S. Consulates and Embassies as well as E-2 Investor Visas and EB-5 Immigrant Visas. To …

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New Release: MBBP December 2010 Immigration Alert

By Donald Parker and John Gallini Visa Waiver Program: ESTA Fees The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) was implemented in 1986 in order to allow travelers from certain countries to enter the U.S. for vacation or to attend business meetings without requiring a visa. To utilize the Visa Waiver for trips to the U.S., travelers must …

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John Gallini Moderates Panel Discussion at AILA 2010 Annual Conference

On July 3rd Attorney John Gallini will be moderating a panel discussion on the fundamentals of naturalization to U.S. citizenship at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2010 Annual Conference on Immigration Law in Washington, DC. The AILA Annual Conference is the largest gathering of immigration law professionals and includes senior representatives from all government …

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MBBP June 2010 Immigration Alert Discusses New Changes in US Immigration Policies

By Donald Parker and John Gallini Visa Fees Have Increased On June 4, 2010, the Department of State implemented increases in its nonimmigrant visa application fees. The fee increases are relatively minor for most temporary visas, with two exceptions: applications for K visas, which are for fiancé(e)s and spouses of U.S. citizens and their minor …

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9th Annual Immigration Law Conference 2010 Co-Chaired by John Gallini

On May 21, Attorney John Gallini co-chaired the 9th Annual Immigration Law Conference 2010 sponsored by MCLE. The full day program covered current trends and the most effective strategies for dealing with the constantly changing business immigration landscape. Topics covered by the 13 panel members included presentations on F-1 students and their transition into the …

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