Posts Tagged ‘Immigration Lawyer’

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February 13th, 2011
posted by at 4:13 pm

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Our website has been a premier source of the latest immigration news, procedures and information for well-over a decade.  In an effort to help you, we are redesigning our site to help you access this immigration information in a more efficient manner.   As the redesign process moves forward, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to complete this simple survey.  You can tell us what you like or dislike about our current website, and provide suggestions on how we can make our website better. It’s through your input that we can best help our clients and other interested parties stay abreast of the latest immigration news, visa options and immigration procedures.

Don’t miss this Webinar on Recent Trends in the TN Visa Process

February 13th, 2011
posted by at 3:35 pm

Although TN processing has become more complicated and unpredictable in recent years, it still remains the best avenue for Canadians and Mexican nationals to work in the United States. Recently , the Canadian Expat Network (CEN) asked me to write an article exploring the latest trends in the TN NAFTA visa process.  This is important to members of CEN who use the TN visa process as Canadian nationals to enter and work in the United States.   Some have experienced increased scrutiny and inconsistent TN adjudications at the port-of-entry. Because there are so many questions surrounding the TN NAFTA visa process, I decided to educate the public on the trends and procedures associated with the TN application process by hosting a live webinar.  I will walk attendees through the latest trends in the TN process, and answer your questions in real time. Title: Webinar: NAFTA TN Visa Basics Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Time: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT CLICK HERE to Register! If you are thinking about applying for a TN visa, you should register for this free webinar or speak with an experienced immigration attorney first.  They can help make sure that you qualify for TN status, and help you prepare the application to ensure the best chance of success.

Parawhat?

April 13th, 2010
posted by at 1:08 pm

I was just cleaning some folders on my computer and came across these pictures of a trip our office took back in 2008.  I clearly remember my response, “Parawhat?!”, to our Client Relations Manager, Pam Prather, when she suggested a few years ago that our office take a day off and go to Paraclete XP.

Of course, I was intrigued.  Pam explained that Paraclete XP is a company in Raeford, North Carolina that operates a wind-tunnel.  Their vertical wind tunnel moves air up in a vertical column.  Although it’s used mostly for the purposes of recreation, it also serves as a training device for skydivers and the military.

When Pam finished describing it to me, I immediately said ‘let’s do it!’  I had gone skydiving once, and this sounded like the next best thing.  So we booked date, hopped in a few cars that morning, and drove down to Raeford, North Carolina to experience something new.

As the saying goes, a picture can speak a thousand words.  So here is a picture of one of our employees floating in the wind tunnel while the rest of us patiently await our turn.

Bashyam Spiro Team Patiently Awaiting Their Turn

The guy on the right in the white helmet is an instructor.  He’s in there to help steady us in case we flip over or go smashing into the glass.  Let me tell you, many of us got fairly intimate with that glass in the beginning!

Floating in this wind tunnel was not as easy as it looks, and to maintain balance is extremely difficult.   But when we were finally able to steady ourselves, it was fun gliding in the wind tunnel.  We experienced a little of what sky divers experience without the danger (or fear) of jumping out of a plane.

Our team has always made an effort to do fun things together outside of the office.  Some companies call it team-building.  With us, we’ve always been lucky to have a team that works hard, provides great immigration legal service to our clients, and also truly enjoys each other’s company.

Here we are in 2008 after our Paraclete adventure.

Bashyam Spiro's Parachuting Pros

Disclaimer: The title of this blog post does not in any way refer to Lindsay Lohan or the now infamous e-Trade ‘milkawhat’ commercial.