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What is an ‘A-Number?’

What is an ‘A-Number?’

 

Foreign nationals applying for status in the United States with USCIS have likely seen the term, “A-Number.” Many people wonder what this term refers to as it appears on virtually every USCIS form.

The “A-Number” stands for Alien Registration Number. It may also be referred to as an “Alien Number” or “USCIS Number.” This number is issued by USCIS to noncitizens of the United States. Most foreign nationals are assigned an A-Number when applying for a green card, a waiver, employment authorization and certain visas. However, not all foreign nationals receive an A-Number. 

H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization

H-4 Dependent Spouses May Now Apply for Employment Authorization

 

USCIS put into effect a new rule on May 26, 2015, allowing certain H-4 spouses to apply for work authorization. Previously, USCIS did not provide work authorization to any H-4 spouses. Since last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began accepting applications for employment authorization from H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. Premium processing is not available for this application.

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

Reduce Summer Travel Times with the Global Entry Program

 

With the school year quickly coming to a close, thousands of Americans and foreign nationals alike will begin booking their summer getaways. Whether you will be flying to a popular international destination like Britain or France, or perhaps visiting the U.S. from Canada or Mexico, CBP offers the Global Entry Program to help shorten U.S. entry wait times at certain airports. 

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

Major Food Service Company to Distribute Weber’s Products to Restaurants

 

Heintz & Weber Co., Inc. of Buffalo announced this week that the Sysco Foods New York Division in Syracuse has added Weber’s Brand Horseradish Mustard to its lineup and will now supply the legendary mustard to restaurant accounts in New York and Pennsylvania. This marks the first time that a major food service company has taken on Weber's products for widespread distribution. 

Initially, Sysco Foods New York Division has taken on Weber's Horseradish Mustard in the 12-ounce squeeze size. Additional Weber’s products will also be made be available to restaurants upon request. 

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

Enlisting ‘Dreamers’ into the United States Army

 

The House of Representatives last week voted to remove a measure from the National Defense Authorization Act that asked the Secretary of Defense to review policies on whether certain undocumented young people, often called “Dreamers,” can join the military if they have work authorization. During the last five months, the Pentagon has enlisted 81 of these “Dreamers,” individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children and qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona inserted the provision into the 2016 defense policy bill with the hope that the Secretary of Defense would consider qualified illegal immigrants as “vital to the national interest.”

Cake Crazy Bakery Celebrates Six-month Anniversary with Daily Specials

Cake Crazy Bakery Celebrates Six-month Anniversary with Daily Specials

 

Cake Crazy Bakery & Catering is celebrating its six-month anniversary this month and would like to thank the Western New York community with daily specials on cookies, cupcakes and other delicious treats!

Located at 2525 William St. in Cheektowaga, near the I-90 entrance and exit, Cake Crazy Bakery is now offering daily specials every Tuesday through Friday: Tuesday is $1 cookie day, Wednesday is $2 cupcake day, Thursday is two slices of cake for $5, and Friday is buy two brownies and get one free.

Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Month at the Border

Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Month at the Border

 

During the last few weeks, Berardi Immigration Law met 12 clients at the Peace Bridge and assisted each in presenting their applications to Customs & Border Protection. Importantly, each of these cases was approved. As you will read below, the statuses sought by our clients included the L-1, TN and B-1 categories.

B-1 Visa for Religious Study and Service