News and Updates from Poarch Thompson Law

Poarch and Thompson named Legal Elite

Poarch and Thompson named Legal Elite

Congrats to our very own Christine Poarch and Rachel Thompson: both named Legal Elite in Immigration by Virginia Business Magazine. The Legal Elite polls lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia and asks them to name top attorneys in a variety of legal specialities....

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Recent Bars to Asylum Eligibility

Recent Bars to Asylum Eligibility

On October 20, 2020, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security announced a new rule that bars certain immigrants from obtaining asylum. This rule will prevent certain immigrants from obtaining asylum based on their criminal history.  Immigrants...

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USCIS Lunch & Learn: Let’s Celebrate Citizenship

USCIS Lunch & Learn: Let’s Celebrate Citizenship

Come learn about the 10 steps to naturalization at the next USCIS Lunch & Learn! Attorney Rachel Thompson will introduce her mother, Joy Hepkins, who will talk about her immigration journey to U.S. citizenship at this informative USCIS Washington District Office...

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Joey Poarch Case Study – Toggle Magazine

Joey Poarch Case Study – Toggle Magazine

Poarch Thompson Law CIO Joey Poarch has been recognized in a case study by Toggle Magazine. Take a look at the recent article highlighting his experience and the transition of the business to remote work due to COVID-19. Joey Poarch – Poarch Thompson Law  ...

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Employers can use I-797 to complete I-9 verification

Employers can use I-797 to complete I-9 verification

Due to USCIS delays in production of certain employment authorization documents, USCIS announced that employees may use Form I-797, Notice of Action to complete I-9 verification with the following caveats:  the notice date on the I-797 must be on or after December 1,...

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USCIS avoids furlough; warns longer wait times

USCIS avoids furlough; warns longer wait times

USCIS announced that it will not furlough approximately 13,400 employees but at the cost of increased USCIS delays.  This year, USCIS processing times have increased substantially, including for work authorization. This decision, by USCIS’ own admission (Deputy...

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