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Civil Enforcement Priority

This week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement released FAQs regarding civil enforcement priorities and prosecutorial discretion memorandum giving much needed clarifications for DUI convictions and past DUI convictions, domestic violence conviction, ICE and the extent of its jurisdiction and what constitutes a significant visa abuser. For some time now, ICE’s top immigration enforcement priority has Read More

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Changes to U Nonimmigrant Status and Adjustment of Status Provisions

Recently the USCIS policy memo laid out the new legislation that amends the INA affecting U Nonimmigrant status and the adjustment of status applications. This updates the sections 39.1(a)(9) and 39.1(f)(4) of Chapter 39 of Adjudicator’s Field Manual. To be eligible under U Nonimmigrant Provisions of VAWA 2013, an alien has to show the following: Read More

AILG has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of Nation’s Top One Percent by NADC

Vivek Malik, of the Law Offices of Vivek Malik, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the Read More

250 Disney staff lose jobs to cheap Indian H1-B holders

The entertainment giant prefers Indian H1-B holders who can work for “cheaper pay” than American workers. Entertainment giant Walt Disney has laid off about 250 employees and replaced them with Indians holding H1-B visas, raising new questions on how outsourcing companies are using the temporary visas to bring immigrants into technology jobs in the U.S., Read More

Separate Representation for Custody and Bond Proceedings

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides that aliens appearing before an Immigration judge “shall have the privilege of being represented, at no expense to the Government, by counsel of the alien’s choosing who is authorized to practice in such proceedings. ” INA sec. 240(b)(4)(8 U.S.C.1229 a(b)(4). In order to represent an individual before the Read More

Super Lawyers – Vivek Malik

WHAT IS SUPER LAWYERS Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Diverse Business Leader

Vivek Malik came to the United States in 2002 from Chandigarh, India, as a 24-year-old university student and was awestruck. Now, outside of his work as one of St. Louis’ leading immigration attorneys at Lashly & Baer, he helps foreign students gain admittance to American schools through Pacifica Consultants, a for-profit company registered in India Read More

Attorney Vivek Malik-Lead Counsel Rated

Lead Counsel Rating of Attorney Vivek Malik The Lead Counsel Rating offers consumers and businesses an objective and comprehensive evaluation tool to use when selecting legal representation. Since 1997, the Lead Counsel Rating has been available for free to attorneys who have demonstrated the following three requirements: Professional Experience Peer Recommendations Spotless Record Once Rated, Read More

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