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
Immigration Options in the Restaurant Industry
Because the restaurant and hospitality industry relies so heavily on immigrants, and because US workers are in short supply, immigration issues arise often. We will review some of the immigration options for the restaurant industry. Immigration Options for Chefs. A...read more
Waivers for permanent residents in removal or deportation if they were not eligible for their green card
Permanent residents in removal or deportation may be eligible for waivers, re-adjustment or other relief from removal, such as asylum, even if they were not eligible for their green card at the time they received it. Residents may also have a statute of limitations...read more
H-1B Registration Process for Spring 2020
Employers who wish to file cap-subject H-1B petitions for this fiscal year, must first comply with the registration process, which runs from March 1st to March 20th 2020. The employer must first create an account through myuscis.gov, prior to March 1st. The purpose of...read more
Interfaith marriage, religious minority marriage & US immigration
In order for the U.S. State Dept or DHS (Department of Homeland Security) to recognize a marriage for immigration purposes, the marriage must be legal in the place where it is contracted. Not only that, there must be documentary proof the marriage actually took place,...read more
Does government collection of social media data violate First Amendment rights to freedom of expression and association?
Two organizations of documentary filmmakers are suing the US State Department and DHS for violating their First Amendment rights and placing them in fear for their lives, in order to stop the government’s requirement that all visa applicants provide all their...read more
Employers & Foreign Nationals with Delayed Immigration Cases Can Go to Federal Court to get a Decision
Employers and their employees with H-1B, Ls or Os pending for many months or more than a year have the option of going into federal district court in order to get their petitions adjudicated by USCIS. Similarly, foreign nationals and their US citizen husbands or wives...read more
BAHA (Buy American Hire American), and Increased Denials of Employment Visas
The Buy American and Hire American (BAHA) policy, in Executive Order No. 13877, issued by President Trump on April 14, 2017, mandated that the Department of State (DOS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS),...read more
SOCIAL SECURITY NO-MATCH LETTERS, I-9 AUDITS AND THEFT OF SOCIAL SECURITY ID
During 2019, more than half a million employers have already received social security no-match letters. The Social Security Administration had discontinued sending “no-match” letters (Employer Correction Request Notices – EDCOR) in 2011, but during 2019, the SSA...read more
New State Dept Public Charge Rule in Effect Shortly and Will Apply to Almost All Immigrant Visa Applications
On October 11, 2019, the US Department of State (“State Dept”) published a new public charge rule, to go into effect in 60 days, which applies to almost all immigrant visa applications. See, 84 Fed.Reg. 198, at 54996-55015. The new State Dept rule closely tracks the...read more
You can be deported from the US for smuggling your own child, and even if you were paid nothing?
You can be barred from the US for smuggling, even if of your own child, and even if you were not paid. The Trump administration is going after ordinary immigrants with both criminal and civil smuggling charges, even if they are not connected to professional criminal...read more
PERM Labor Certification for Medical Doctors
For physicians, as well as for all other foreign nationals, obtaining a green card through the PERM labor certification process actually has three steps and three separate applications: 1) First, is the PERM labor certification, filed with the US Department of Labor;...read more
ICE Begins Workplace Inspections of Companies with F-1 OPT STEM Employees.
ICE has begun workplace inspections of employers who have F-1 OPT STEM workers. Thus, if a company has an employee with the two-year extension of OPT work authorization limited to those F-1 students with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) degrees, the...read more
New DHS Rule To Collect Social Media Data to Enter the US and to Apply for Permanent Residency, Naturalization, Asylum, and Advance Parole
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a proposed rule requiring collection of all social media sites used for the past five years, including user names, not only to enter the U.S., but also on numerous immigration applications, including those for permanent...read more
New Public Charge Rule Will Harm Many Middle and Working-class Immigrants Who Have Never Taken Public Assistance.
The new Public Charge rule will harm many middle and working class immigrants who have never taken public assistance. The Trump administration’s new rule appears aimed to target all the middle and working class families and young people who believe in the American...read more
Drug Convictions, the Categorical Approach and Deportability/Removability.
The Immigration Judge must use the categorical approach when analyzing whether a conviction for a crime constitutes a ground of removability under the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act). The facts are irrelevant, only the minimum conduct required to meet each of...read more