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
President Trump's "Buy American and Hire American" EO Fosters Nativism, Although it Will Not Bring Immediate Change in the Law
On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled “Buy American and Hire American”, stating that it will be U.S. government policy to “rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of...read more
This is the fifth straight year that the H-1B cap has been reached within the first few days of filing in April. The first day to file H-1B petitions for this fiscal year was April 3rd, 2017 and on April 7th, USCIS announced that it had received more than enough H-1B...read more
New Travel Ban Exempts Iraqis, Permanent Residents, and Other Current Visa Holders. Important Legal Issues Remain.
According to the DHS Fact Sheet, Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States issued March 5, 2017: The new Executive Order imposes a 90-day suspension of entry to the United States of foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya,...read more
Starting April 3rd, USCIS is suspending premium processing of all H-1B petitions. Since April 1st is a Saturday and April 2nd is a Sunday, that means that no one will be able to request premium processing for new, cap-subject H-1B petitions. USCIS is trying to catch...read more
This is a friendly reminder that it is that time of year again – H-1B season! All new, cap-subject H-1B petitions should be ready for mailing to USCIS by March 31, 2017, so that they will be received by USCIS on April 1st. Employers actually do have four more...read more
DHS Goes After All Removable Immigrants, Necessitating Vast Expansion of Prison System to Detain Large Numbers of Immigrants
DHS has decided to prioritize the removal of all undocumented or out of status aliens, with the exception of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, in a February 17, 2017 memo from the DHS Secretary John Kelly, entitled “Enforcement of the...read more
Back to more mundane topics! For March 2017, the priority dates for the first employment preference are current for the world-wide category, and current as well for China, India, Mexico and the Philippines. Second preference is current for the world-wide category....read more
Two Bills Introduced in Congress to Rescind Trump's EO "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US"
On January 30, 2017, Senator Diane Feinstein introduced a bill, S.B. 240, to rescind the President’s Executive Order 137, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. On the same day, Representative Zoe...read more
A new Trump decree will eliminate DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). DACA was established by the Obama administration to provide work authorization and deferral of deportation to young people who came to the US while under the age of 16, and who have...read more
Proposed Trump Edict to Make Sweeping Changes to Legal Visa Categories as Well as F-1 Practical Training and E-Verify
A proposed executive order, really a new edict by President Trump, lists the following targets of sweeping reforms: B-1 business visitors; F-1 practical training; E-2 treaty investors; H-1B temporary professionals; H-2A temporary agricultural workers; J-1...read more