Palmer Polaski Blog

On October 30, 2023, President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) addressing the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The order signals that the administration understands the inevitability of AI and is committed to fostering a safe and productive industry. As part of the Executive Order, the President addressed the […]

On October 16, 2023, the United States reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed in 2018 on behalf of parents and children separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the proposed court settlement, the federal government would be barred for eight years from implementing “zero tolerance” immigration policies which previously separated thousands of parents […]

DOS announced a pilot program to permit stateside visa renewal for qualified H-1B nonimmigrant visa applicants who meet certain requirements.   For starters, the H-1B visa must have previously been issued at a consular office in Canada or India during specific periods.  The pilot program also lasts only for a very specific, finite period:  1/29/24 to […]

The following is a summary of an article by Bailey Berg at AFAR.com, published on November 2nd, 2023. For those planning international travel and in need of a new passport or renewal, it is advisable to apply well in advance due to the current wait times of eight to 11 weeks for U.S. passports. The […]

Given the upcoming federal elections in 2024, eligible lawful permanent residents who desire to participate by voting will need to apply for naturalization in the coming weeks if they wish to become citizens in time to register to vote. While the process typically takes about 12 months, sometimes it takes even longer, depending on individual […]

In May 2023, DHS announced their new family reunification parole (FRP) process, which is available by invitation only to certain petitioners who filed an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, on behalf of a principal beneficiary who is a national of Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, or Honduras, and their immediate family members. These […]

For the sixth year running, Koby Polaski, Camila Palmer, David Harston, and Courtney Butler were all chosen by their peers as some of 5280 Magazine’s best lawyers in Colorado! Not only that but for the seventh year running, Palmer Polaski PC was selected as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers!

Palmer Polaski PC sponsored the Colorado Lawyers Committee’s Denver Legal Night in October, and it was a great success! Denver Legal Night is a free bimonthly in-person clinic featuring services from volunteer attorneys with expertise in various areas of law. For more information, follow this link to the Colorado Lawyers Committee website: https://coloradolawyerscommittee.org/legal-nights.

PERM applications involve multiple steps that require attention to detail and strict adherence to regulations. The process can be confusing for petitioning employers, as the PERM application and recruitment process is unlikely to have much similarity to the employer’s normal hiring process. The process is fraught with potential pitfalls, including those discussed below. True Minimum […]

In an effort to make their process more streamlined online, USCIS has implemented online biometrics rescheduling. This tool allows benefit requestors—and their attorneys and accredited representatives—to reschedule biometric services appointments online rather than calling the USCIS Contact Center. This may help avoid untimely rescheduling. The creation of this online tool demonstrates USCIS’s strive to improve […]

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