Zain Abidi

Zain Abidi focuses his practice on immigration and compliance matters. He advises clients on immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and partners with individuals and investors to plan immigration pathways to the United States. He also has experience counseling clients on I-9 and related compliance issues. Zain has provided comprehensive immigration services to large and small companies operating in the financial services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals industry, amongst others.

Zain regularly represents affirmative asylum seekers in pro bono matters, including multiple individuals seeking asylum after the fall of the coalition-supported Afghan government in August 2021.

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Wired For Success: How Recent Development in the Semiconductor Industry Can Shape Immigration Programs

America runs on semiconductors, also known informally as chips. Chips are integral to the cars we drive, the planes we fly, the systems that defend our country, and the computers that every single industry, from manufacturing to finance, relies upon. A recent top-down approach by the Federal Government — best exemplified by the CHIPS and … Continue Reading

USCIS Fee Increases Are Imminent: The Concurrent Adjustment Clock is Ticking for Indian and Chinese Investors

Thanks to a final rule recently announced by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), filing fees are about to increase on April 1, 2024, and filers who fail to make haste will end up paying more, or risk experiencing additional processing delays in certain visa categories. Specifically, on January 31, 2024, USCIS published a final … Continue Reading

Zooming In On The I-9: Five Things Employers Need To Know About Remote Immigration Verification

In July, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its long-awaited modernization of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification process. The new rule became effective August 1, 2023, and allows eligible employers to utilize an alternative process for I-9 verification. The alternative process allows continued remote inspection of Form I-9 documents by a live … Continue Reading