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 agaisnst 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 deportability, waivers of unlawful presence, and DACA (Deferred Action of 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, trains at Bowling Green.
For further inquires, please contact us at (212) 791- 4007 or Heidimeyerslaw@gmail.com
We are open from Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm (except national holidays)
Immigration News and Updates
U.S. consulates in India have been issuing more 221(g) refusals to IT professionals, which is when the Consular Officer temporarily denies a visa for lack of essential information or because the applicant is undergoing administrative processing (basically, that the...read more
2019 will be a good year for immigrants who apply for their green card through their employer. While there will be some economic issues this year, including slowing growth and higher prices due to the trade wars, the good news is that the unemployment rate is likely...read more
The government has taken an extremely broad view of the material support to a terrorist organization ground of inadmissibility, using it to deny many victims of persecution the opportunity to be granted asylum or other relief from deportation. According to the...read more
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will initiate a wave of denaturalizations during 2019, which is provided for in ICE’s 2019 fiscal year budget. According to ICE’s FY2019 budget, their investigations are focused on citizens from “special...read more
Foreign nationals may be denied immigration benefits based on mere allegations. Or, where do you go to get your reputation back? Part I.
You may be denied entry to the US based on mere allegations. This may come as a complete shock and surprise, because you may believe you have a clean record. However, if the US government suspects you of a wide range of activities or associations, your visa, entry or...read more
ICE Uses Big Data & Data Mining to Deport Immigrants & Undercut Sanctuary Cities. Foreign Nationals Are Not Safe Even in Sanctuary Cities.
In my last article, we discussed how the accumulation of big data and information sharing between DHS and state and local law enforcement make it extremely difficult for an applicant for immigration benefits or their sponsor to find out the source of derogatory...read more
USCIS Clarifies One-Year Employment Abroad Requirement for L-1 Managers, Executives & Specialized Knowledge Transferees
In a November 15, 2018 memo, USCIS clarified the one-year of employment abroad requirement for L-1 Managers, executives, and specialized knowledge transferees, which is important for an U.S. company with a subsidiary, parent, affiliate or branch outside the U.S. which...read more
On November 19, 2018, US Department of Labor published a new Form 9035/9035E, Labor Condition Application (LCA), which must be filed and certified prior to filing any H-1B, H-1B1 or E-3 petition. The new form requires the additional information of the worksite...read more
According to a new proposed rule published December 3, 2018, petitioner employers who want to file H-1B petitions subject to the cap, as well as US masters cap cases, would first have to electronically register with USCIS during a fixed registration period. USCIS...read more
F-1 Foreign Students Need to Choose Their Majors Carefully, to Obtain the STEM Two-Year Extension of Work Authorization
F-1 foreign students with a degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) major are eligible for a total of three years of work authorization, while F-1 students with other majors are eligible for only one year of work authorization. However, there are...read more