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Our 14 attorneys and total staff of more than 40 professionals makes us one of the largest specialty immigration firms in New England. Our focus is principally on corporate and business immigration, although we are a full-service firm and also advise clients in naturalization, family-based immigration, and humanitarian relief.  We are at the forefront of client advocacy and exceptional service, and we are committed to creating value for our clients. 

New Blog Posts

The Chin & Curtis team authored several new blog posts over the past month.  This month, we examined how the new public charge rule will impact visa and green card applications, recent USCIS policies for naturalization applications, and wait times for immigrant...

April 2020 Visa Bulletin Update

The U.S. State Department has released the April 2020 Visa Bulletin.  The bulletin again shows advancement in cutoff dates of three months to June 1, 2019 for most countries in the EB-1 category.  The EB-2 final action dates remain current for most countries, with...

2020 Cap H-1B Updates

Although employers and attorneys experienced minor technical issues, for the most part, the cap H-1B electronic registration process has been smooth.  Given the coronavirus outbreak and disruption, being able to enter all employees into the cap H-1B lottery...

COVID-19 Update: News and Advice for Employers

As most of us know by now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared pandemic status for the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. This means that the epidemic’s geographic reach is global. The spread of the virus could be mitigated or...

March 2020 Visa Bulletin Update

The U.S. State Department has released the March 2020 Visa Bulletin.  As projected in last month’s bulletin, the EB-3 category for most countries has retrogressed immediately with a final action date of January 1, 2017.  The bulletin notes that this final action date...

USCIS Announces I-9 Form Changes

On January 31, 2020, USCIS announced a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.  This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions.  When completing Form I-9 for new employee verification or required employee reverification,...