About the Firm
The Law Office of Heidi J. Meyers is a full-service immigration law firm established in 1997. We are now focusing on federal court litigation against the government to challenge unreasonable immigration policies and practices. In addition to H-1B petitions and employment-based immigration, our office offers a wide array of immigration services, including: E-1 (treaty traders), E-2 (treaty investors), L-1A (managerial and executive transferees), and L-1B (specialized knowledge workers), cap-exempt H-1Bs to work at non-profit universities or their affiliates, O visas, family petitions, marriage petitions, F-1 (student visas), naturalization, asylum, deportation and removal proceedings, waivers of unlawful presence, and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
Ms. Meyers has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1995, and has had her own firm since 1997. We speak French, Fulani, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Spanish and Urdu. We represent people of all religions and nationalities, and from all walks of life.
Our office is located at:
11 Broadway, Suite 925
New York, NY 10004
We are conveniently located near the Staten Island Ferry, Wall Street, the R and W trains at Whitehall Station, the 1 train at South Ferry, and the 4, 5, and 6 trains at Bowling Green.
For further inquires, please contact us at (646) 508- 5225 or Heidimeyerslaw@hmeyers.com
We are open from Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm (except national holidays)
Immigration News and Updates
Huawei: Update on Export Controls & Economic Sanctions with China, Dec 2020
Since Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates were added to the US Dept of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)’s export controls entity list, the BIS has imposed additional restrictions on Huawei, making it difficult to do business with Huawei unless a company...read more
Work Permit Updates September 2020
Recently, there have been many issues regarding delays in work permits. Over the summer, USCIS accumulated a backlog of 75,000 cases in which the work authorization card was approved, but the physical card itself had not been produced. So many people were in the...read more
Acclimate to American Culture Before You Come – Starting a Business in the U.S. Series No. 1
It might seem like a strange time to start a business, in the midst of a pandemic, economic downturn and period of de-globalization. But in the midst of adversity, there are opportunities, if you take a fresh look, re-assess and examine. While others are going...read more
National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) to the Travel Ban on H-1Bs, H-2Bs, L-1s, and certain J-1s
The Presidential Proclamation 10014 banned H-1B, H-2B, L-1A, L-1B, and certain categories of J-1s (including au pairs, trainees and interns, teachers, camp counselors and summer work program). The ban applied to entry of foreign nationals who were abroad on the date...read more
New Filings of DACA cases-USCIS Cannot Ignore the US Supreme Court
Why has USCIS been ignoring the US Supreme Court mandate and rejecting initial applications for DACA? The U.S. Supreme Court, in DHS v. Regents of the University of California, 140 S.Ct. 1891, 1915 (2020) held that the Trump Administration’s termination of DACA...read more
Good News For Federal Appeals of Removal Orders
The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door to appeals of removal orders involving denials of adjustment to permanent residency, cancellation of removal, removability for having committed certain crimes and other issues in removal proceedings. The US Supreme Court made...read more
Rights of H-1B Workers
As an H-1B employee, you have rights. H-1B employers are heavily regulated under both US immigration law and US employment law. If you are an H-1B worker, and are being taken advantage of by your employer, do not despair! First, the H-1B employer is legally obligated...read more
How Can Foreign Respiratory Therapists Work in the United States?
How can foreign respiratory therapists work in the United States? The Coronavirus pandemic has created a shortage of respiratory therapists. Chronic low-level respiratory diseases were already the fourth-leading cause of death in the US before Covid-19. Respiratory...read more
Immigration Consequences of Money Laundering
The grounds of inadmissibility, which include money laundering, apply to both foreign nationals outside the U.S. who are applying for a visa, as well as foreign nationals within the U.S. who are applying for adjustment to permanent residency. Not only that, but they...read more
Recession, Layoffs and Foreign Workers in E-1, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1,and TN Status
Due to the Coronavirus, and worldwide economic standstill, we are already seeing the beginning of large numbers of layoffs. More than a million workers in the US could lose their jobs by the end of March 2020. See, for...read more
The Law Office of Heidi J Meyers is OPEN and ready to assist you with any immigration issue!
Dear Valued Clients and Friends: Our office is open and will stay open regardless of the Coronavirus. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any immigration issue or concern. We are happy to help you! We can handle employment/business immigration issues in an...read more
Drunk Driving (DUI or DWI) and Immigration
An arrest for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) may have serious consequences for your immigration status, even if you are not convicted. If you are convicted of DUI or DWI, you may be barred from demonstrating good moral character...read more
Court holds Trump Policy on Unlawful Presence for Foreign students and Exchange Visitors (F, J and M) Unlawful.
On February 6, 2020, in Guilford College et al. v. McAleenan, a federal district court issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the Trump Administration from implementing its new policy regarding unlawful presence for F-1 students, J-1 exchange visitors and M-1...read more
The New Travel Ban Still Allows Nonimmigrant Visas and Special Immigrant Visas, Depending on the Country
The Trump Administration’s new travel ban, or “Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry”, issued January 31, 2020 bans the issuance of immigrant visas (i.e., green cards processed from abroad by US Consulates...read more
Out of Status Foreign Doctors with DACA, TPS or Asylum Applications, Part 1.
There are many medical doctors in the U.S. who are out of status. Some foreign-born doctors have grown up in the U.S., and attended high school, college and medical school here. They may be out of status, but have been granted DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood...read more