Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC

Grossman Young & Hammond, LLC Full service Immigration Law Firm and INTERPOL Defense Practice. We handle everything from employment-based to family-based immigration, deportation defense, student visas and much more.
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Grossman Law, LLC is a full service immigration law firm located in Rockville, Maryland that provides top-notch, professional, and compassionate legal advice and client service in all areas of immigration law. Our firm represents clients before the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (the Immigration Courts), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Department of State (DOS), and the federal courts. Whatever your immigration issue, Grossman Law attorneys have the knowledge, experience and reputation to provide you with the quality representation you deserve.

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Employers - It’s time to prepare for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap visa lottery! Generally, this applies to any employer...
01/15/2021

Employers - It’s time to prepare for the fiscal year 2022 H-1B cap visa lottery! Generally, this applies to any employer who would like to sponsor a foreign national who has never held H-1B status.

As an employer, this is what you can do now - Review your roster of foreign national employees – focusing on:

• Any employees with CPT or OPT (even if they have a year or two of STEM OPT left, we recommend applying annually to get the most “bites at the apple”)
• Any employees in other non-immigrant statuses that expire before 10/1/2022 (which will be your next opportunity to sponsor cap-subject H1Bs)
• Any former employees you would like to bring back/ potential new hires

Contact our firm (sooner is better) before 1/31/2021 for a complimentary 15-minute consultation to discuss next steps.

[email protected] | 301-917-6900

On January 12th the CDC issued an order stating, effective January 26th, the U.S. will  require a negative COVID test fr...
01/13/2021
COVID Tests Required from International Travelers to the U.S.

On January 12th the CDC issued an order stating, effective January 26th, the U.S. will require a negative COVID test from international travelers, including U.S. citizens, arriving to the U.S. by air.

Under the new policy, all air passengers are required to get a test for current COVID infection within three days of their flight to the U.S., regardless of vaccination status. Passengers will be asked to provide written documentation of their negative test result or proof of having recovered from the virus.

Read the full alert here: https://conta.cc/3qeAZ4L

Effective 1/26 the U.S. will require a negative test from all air travelers. On January 12th the CDC issued an order stating, effective January 26th, the U.S. will require negative COVID tests from in

Proud to be included in Washingtonian’s Best Lawyers List for 2021 with my partners Becki Young and Meg Hobbins #washing...
01/08/2021

Proud to be included in Washingtonian’s Best Lawyers List for 2021 with my partners Becki Young and Meg Hobbins #washingtonian #immigrationlawyers

GYH is proud to announce that Partners Sandra Grossman, Becki Young and Meg Hobbins, were included in Washingtonian's Washington DC's Best Lawyers List 2020. The prestigious list, released every two years, is a directory of top attorneys in the DC metro area, as voted by area lawyers. Congratulations to our deserving attorneys, especially Meg Hobbins, who was included for the first time this year!

View the list here: https://www.washingtonian.com/best/lawyers/

GYH is proud to announce that Partners Sandra Grossman, Becki Young and Meg Hobbins, were included in Washingtonian's Wa...
01/07/2021

GYH is proud to announce that Partners Sandra Grossman, Becki Young and Meg Hobbins, were included in Washingtonian's Washington DC's Best Lawyers List 2020. The prestigious list, released every two years, is a directory of top attorneys in the DC metro area, as voted by area lawyers. Congratulations to our deserving attorneys, especially Meg Hobbins, who was included for the first time this year!

View the list here: https://www.washingtonian.com/best/lawyers/

12/22/2020
Don't forget to register for tomorrow's free webinar: Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S. Check out o...
12/17/2020
Free webinar: Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S.

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's free webinar: Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S. Check out our most recent alert for webinar information and registration, immigration policy updates and Firm news.

Plus, immigration policy updates and firm news. Free Webinar: Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S. The COVID-19 pandemic upended travel and immigration in ways no one could have anti

The COVID-19 pandemic upended travel and immigration in ways no one could have anticipated. As the pandemic approaches t...
12/14/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic upended travel and immigration in ways no one could have anticipated. As the pandemic approaches the one year mark, many green card holders find themselves unexpectedly outside the U.S. or needing to travel internationally, with more questions than answers about how to juggle travel and safety guidance without jeopardizing their residence and future chances for citizenship. Join Meg Hobbins, Partner, and Khandi Sokoni, Counsel, for a free webinar this Friday, addressing what green card holders outside the U.S. need to do to preserve their legal permanent residence and future citizenship options.

Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S.
Friday, December 18, 2020
12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/132336011573

Forks up, Philly friends! Beloved local French restaurant, Bibou, which had been closed because of the pandemic, is back...
12/11/2020

Forks up, Philly friends! Beloved local French restaurant, Bibou, which had been closed because of the pandemic, is back as Philly's "Frenchy-est" gourmet grocery. In addition to an array of specialty items, the new Bibou Boutique offers a special weekly three-course pre-order meal.

Bibou owners Pierre and Charlotte are beloved former clients of Grossman Young & Hammond.

Support local businesses as you feast for the holidays. Check out Bibou Boutique here: https://www.boutiquebibou.com/

The Trump administration is pushing through as many immigration changes as possible in its final days. Meanwhile, Biden ...
12/10/2020

The Trump administration is pushing through as many immigration changes as possible in its final days. Meanwhile, Biden is promising to undo most of Trump's immigration actions. All this uncertainty leaves immigrants and their advocates paralyzed and confused. Join GYH Partners Sandra Grossman and Becki Young tomorrow for a free webinar exploring which Trump policies Biden may overturn, which will be more difficult to address and what new initiatives we may see in the next six weeks.

Immigration Outlook 2021
2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/131367889895

From the restoration of DACA (yay!) to the continued assaults on H-1Bs, it's been hard to keep up with all the recent de...
12/08/2020

From the restoration of DACA (yay!) to the continued assaults on H-1Bs, it's been hard to keep up with all the recent developments in immigration. It is harder still to imagine what other changes may come as Biden takes office. Join us Friday for a free webinar exploring this topic:

Immigration Outlook 2021 - What does the future of immigration look like as we transition to the Biden administration? In this webinar, Partners Sandra Grossman and Becki Young will assess which Trump policies Biden may overturn, which will be more difficult to address and what new initiatives we may see in the next 60 days.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/131367889895

12/04/2020
Webinar: Down to the Wire - Impending H-1B Changes

Did you miss today's webinar covering the dramatic recent regulations impacting H-1Bs? Worry not - it's recorded!

In this webinar, Becki Young and Khandi Sokoni covered the three recent regulations impacting H-1Bs, including major changes to the way prevailing wage is calculated, redefining "specialty occupation," and replacing the H-1B cap lottery with a wage-based selection system, among other substantial changes.

A PDF of the slides is available on our website here: https://www.grossmanyoung.com/webinar-down-to-the-wire-impending-h-1b-changes/

Don't miss our upcoming webinars:

Immigration Outlook 2021
What does the future of immigration look like as we transition to the Biden administration? In this webinar, Sandra Grossman and Becki Young will discuss which Trump policies Biden may overturn, which will be more difficult to address and what new initiatives we may see in the next 60 days.

Friday, December 11, 2020 – 2:00pm ET – 3:00pm ET *note this is a new time

Register here: https://bit.ly/39DuhjI

Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S.
As the pandemic approaches the one-year mark, many green card holders find themselves unexpectedly outside the U.S. What do green card holders outside the U.S. need to do to preserve the legal permanent residence and options for seeking citizenship in the future?

Friday, December 18, 2020 12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET

Registration information forthcoming

12/02/2020
Proposed H-1B Rule Replacing H-1B Lottery with Wage-Based System

In one of several dramatic changes proposed to the H-1B visa program, the administration is proposing a rule that would replace the current random selection process for H-1B visas (the H-1B “lottery”) with a new wage-based selection process that would prioritize the selection of H-1B registrations for employers who pay the highest wages.

In this video Becki Young, Partner, and Khandi Sokoni, Counsel, provide details on how this proposed rule will affect you and how you can prepare.

Have more questions about the H-1B changes? join us Friday at noon for a free webinar to learn about the latest developments in the H-1B category:

Down to the Wire – Impending H-1B Changes
Friday, December 4, 2020
12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET
REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/130609535637

11/26/2020
The Trump administration is rushing to push through as many immigration restrictions as it can in its final days. Recent...
11/25/2020
Down to the Wire – Impending H-1B Changes

The Trump administration is rushing to push through as many immigration restrictions as it can in its final days. Recently announced imminent H-1B changes that will impact all petitions. Make sure you understand the new regulations and are prepared for how your or your employee’s case will be affected. Register here for this FREE WEBINAR: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/130609535637

Down to the Wire – Impending H-1B Changes

Friday, December 4, 2020 – 12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET

Speakers:
Becki Young, Partner
Khandikile M. Sokoni, Counsel

More Upcoming Presentations

• Immigration Outlook 2021: What does the future of immigration look like as we transition to the Biden administration? This webinar will assess which Trump policies Biden may overturn, which will be more difficult to address and what new initiatives we may see in the next 60 days.

Free webinar Friday, December 11, 2020 – 12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET

• Preserving Permanent Residence and Reentry to the U.S.: As the pandemic approaches the one year mark, many green card holders find themselves unexpectedly outside the U.S. What do green card holders outside the U.S. need to do to preserve the legal permanent residence and options for seeking citizenship in the future?

Free webinar Friday, December 18, 2020 12:00pm ET – 1:00pm ET

Registration information for these webinars is forthcoming.

Understand the imminent H-1B changes and the impacts they will have on petitions.

11/23/2020
O-1 Visa Changes in the USCIS Policy Manual

In this Q&A, GYH Attorney Sofia Hassander discusses the September changes to the USCIS Policy Manual about O-1 petitions for nonimmigrant workers with extraordinary ability, including the O-1A and O-1B subcategories. This video clarifies the updated guidance, which adds emphasis to the instructions regarding the treatment of evidence in the adjudication of O-1 petitions.

*This video is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

One’s value to our economy and society isn’t just about salary! TAKE ACTION and comment on this short-sighted and damagi...
11/19/2020
AILA - AILA’s Advocacy Action Center

One’s value to our economy and society isn’t just about salary! TAKE ACTION and comment on this short-sighted and damaging #H1B rule: https://bit.ly/3f9imuv

AILA’s Advocacy Action Center allows you to advocate for legislative and policy reforms consistent with AILA’s principles and priorities.

The newest issue of our Transcending Borders newsletter offers a Post-Election Immigration Review. What does the future ...
11/18/2020
Post-Election Immigration Review

The newest issue of our Transcending Borders newsletter offers a Post-Election Immigration Review. What does the future of immigration look like as we transition to a new President? Plus, GYH welcomes new Counsel, Khandikile Mvunga Sokoni!

Plus, GYH welcomes new Counsel, DACA and public charge updates November 17, 2020 Transcending BordersSM GYH Welcomes Khandikile Mvunga Sokoni, Counsel Grossman Young & Hammond is delighted to announce

Sandra Grossman entrevistada ayer en CNN Chile - comento que la administracion de Trump usa el temor y el racismo para a...
11/01/2020
Sandra Grossman: “Trump está creando un temor contra los inmigrantes que está basado en temas de racismo”

Sandra Grossman entrevistada ayer en CNN Chile - comento que la administracion de Trump usa el temor y el racismo para actuar contra los inmigrantes y conseguir votos de su base politica. Todos sabemos que los inmigrantes contribuyen a hacer a EEUU mejor! Voten para retomar a nuestro pais. Vivan los inmigrantes! #vote #SiSePuede

https://www.cnnchile.com/lodijeronencnn/sandra-grossmann-trump-creando-temor-inmigrantes-racismo_20201031/?fbclid=IwAR3UixS7unH_0dnA35T2w1GSxq6_QZA1fSZuvs1bC_4fMhU8I8k6X0qb0L4

En conversación con Mónica Rincón, la abogada experta en migración afirmó que bajo la administración del actual mandatario "se trataron de rescindir beneficios" para la población proveniente del extranjero.

10/26/2020
CNN Portafolio Global

In this Cnnespañol interview with Anchor Gabriela Frias, GYH Partner Sandra Grossman shares her views on the 545 children who remain separated from their parents due to the 2017 pilot program secretly instituted by the Trump administration. What are the legal remedies for these children? What are their rights while they remain in the United States? Can the Trump administration be held legally accountable for these continuing separations? Sandra discusses lawsuits filed by Southern Poverty Law Center and the ACLU to answer some of these questions. For more information on how you can support these organizations and the important work they are doing, please visit their websites and donate.

Se buscan: padres de 545 menores de edad que fueron separados en Estados Unidos. Revisamos las imlicaciones legales de este drama humano con la abogada Sandra Grossman

In the most recent issue of Transcending Borders, we cover major changes to the prevailing wage requirements for H-1B em...
10/15/2020
BREAKING: Big Changes to H-1B, Visa Bulletin and more

In the most recent issue of Transcending Borders, we cover major changes to the prevailing wage requirements for H-1B employees, the most recent Visa Bulletin and other important policy updates. Stay informed, stay compliant!

View and subscribe: https://conta.cc/3nIse2e

Major policy updates October 12, 2020 Transcending BordersSM BREAKING: Dramatic Changes to H-1B (and PERM) On Tuesday, October 6th, the Trump administration announced yet another measure making it mor

What will the 2020 Presidential Election mean for immigration policy and international law? Tomorrow, Sandra Grossman is...
10/07/2020

What will the 2020 Presidential Election mean for immigration policy and international law?

Tomorrow, Sandra Grossman is moderating a free panel discussion covering the "hot" immigration topics in this year's presidential elections. You'll hear about immigration enforcement matters, the Presidential proclamations, asylum and refugee policy, deportation practices, as well as an analysis of the legality of these policies in national and international law. Will we see a continuation of these policies under a Biden administration? What can we expect under a second Trump administration?

This online series, hosted by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), features expert panelists representing both parties, discussing the positions and policies of the two U.S. presidential candidates as they seek to “fix” U.S. immigration law, policy, and practice.

Date:
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:
Online

REGISTER (Free): https://www.asil.org/event/intl-law-and-2020-presidential-election-session-four-give-me-your-tired-your-poor-us

Speakers:
Leon Fresco, Holland & Knight LLP
Enrique Gonzalez, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
@SandraGrossman (moderator), Grossman Young & Hammond

Photo by Jason Zeis on Unsplash

10/07/2020
DOL Interim Final Rule on Prevailing Wage

On Tuesday October 6th the federal government announced two major changes impacting H-1B visas and PERM Labor Certifications. In this video, Becki Young addresses the first major change from DOL, which goes into effect on Thursday, October 8th. The interim final rule changes the way the Department of Labor (DOL) calculates prevailing wage, resulting in substantial increases to the wages employers are required to pay sponsored foreign workers.

DOL’s position is that the current system for calculating prevailing wage is inaccurate and skewed too produce lower wages. Although the H1B program under longstanding federal law is based on the premise that a Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into an occupation, the new rule is based on the premise that an individual with a master’s degree is the appropriate comparison for entry-level workers for purposes of determining the prevailing wage.

Further, the interim final rule applies retroactively with regards to pending prevailing wage requests for PERM cases.

To find out the exact increase in prevailing wage for a given job, please visit flcdatacenter.com.

The overall changes to prevailing wage calculation are:

Level I Wage: 45th percentile (from 17th percentile)
Level II Wage: 62nd percentile (from 34th percentile)
Level III Wage: 78th percentile (from 50th percentile)
Level IV Wage: 95th percentile (from 67th percentile)

Get the latest updates on the USCIS Final Fee Rule, TPS and Public Charge in the latest issue of GYH newsletter Transcen...
10/01/2020

Get the latest updates on the USCIS Final Fee Rule, TPS and Public Charge in the latest issue of GYH newsletter Transcending Borders.

The Firm is also excited to welcome Carlos Ayala as Of Counsel to the Firm's INTERPOL Defense Practice.

Looking to move overseas or obtain dual citizenship? In addition to U.S. immigration services, GYH assists with a wide variety of global migration and outbound immigration services. Our relationships with local attorneys around the world leave us uniquely equipped to tackle multijurisdictional immigration issues with aplomb.

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4922 Fairmont Ave, Ste 200
Bethesda, MD
20814

About 3 blocks from Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line).

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Grossman Young & Hammond is an internationally recognized law firm whose foremost goal is Transcending Borders℠ for our clients. Whether that means securing a work visa for a corporate executive, a candidate with critical technical skill, or a trailblazing researcher, guiding you to lawful status in the United States based on investment, representing individuals in deportation proceedings, or advising activists, persecuted individuals, or other attorneys on human rights issues, asylum, and INTERPOL matters, we have the experience and knowledge you deserve.

We have offices is Bethesda, MD and Silver Spring, MD.

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