Radhika Balaji is an Associate Attorney with MPLG’s immigration practice. She manages the firm’s PERM practice and focuses on immigrant petitions, adjustment of status applications, as well as employment-based non-immigrant visa petitions. She also specializes on a variety of family-based immigration matters, including green card applications through marriage, removal of conditions on residence and naturalization.

Considerations for Legal Permanent Residents Outside of the US Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

By Radhika Balaji, Associate Attorney The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedent amount of uncertainty—several proclamations, travel restrictions, and government lock downs have prevented many from freely traveling back to the US. Unfortunately, amidst the pandemic, the USCIS has not provided relief to Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the US who are stuck out…

President Trump Signs Executive Order for Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices

By Radhika Balaji, Associate Attorney On August 3, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO 13940) on “Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers.”[1] This EO directs heads of federal agencies to review federal contracts and assess any negative impact on U.S. workers stemming from the use of…