Dubey Law Office: Breaking Barriers in the Employment Based Green Card Application Industry

Prashant Dubey, CEO

In 2019, the city of Baltimore was facing a major ransomware attack on its government systems, limiting its ability to perform digital tasks. Chief among those affected was the city’s water billing system, causing a loss of millions.

The system remained inoperable for months, demanding a more decisive action. In response, a member of the city’s IT department stepped up to the challenge, successfully restoring the water billing system. This Information Technology professional, an Indian immigrant with aspirations of becoming an American citizen, was at an impasse with the U.S. immigration system. The stalemate resulted in him not having the coveted green card, preventing him from visiting home for over a decade.

Dubey Law Office pleaded that his case is what the American Dream is made of while ensuring his green card application got fast-tracked through the EB-1A employment-based category for individuals with Extraordinary Ability, allowing him to go back to India as a proud Permanent Resident of America.

Dubey Law Office is a legal firm that specializes in immigration consultation services covering naturalization, citizenship, employment and family-based green cards, and temporary work visas. The firm works with individuals and businesses providing innovative solutions, strategic advice, and personalized service to cost-effectively guide them through immigration.

While it continues to take up the issue of delays in H4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) temporary work permits, visa delays, and green card delays, its focus has shifted, keeping in pace with the changing trends in the industry with Permanent Resident visa applications. There has been considerable retrogression in the EB-2 and EB-3 priority dates since 2022, with the dates being pushed as far back as 2011. Consequently, non-immigrant workers have been searching for quicker ways to acquire their green cards.
Realizing the opportunity to help non-immigrant workers more quickly obtain their Permanent Resident status in the U.S. through the EB-1A application process, Dubey Law Office went on an outreach campaign around the EB-1 visa application, showcasing his firm’s success stories.

“Earlier an IT professional would only try to qualify for EB-2 and EB-3 categories, but now they ask if their qualifications fit in the traditionally research and academia-oriented EB-1A category, showcasing that IT professionals too can qualify for the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability category if they have the correct profile to satisfy the strict criteria,” highlights Prashant Dubey, CEO.

The EB-1A visa application starts with an assessment where the firm reviews the client’s resume, body of work, and overall profile for the EB-1A category. The firm conducts an hour-long telephonic session with them entailing everything that makes them stand out, including the projects they have worked on with their employers or in the industry they’re employed in, speaking engagements they’ve participated in, or any publications or patents they’ve authored or co-authored. After the call, they are asked to describe four to five projects they have been a part of in their career, explaining the criticality of the projects to the organizations, their contributions, and capabilities they nurtured while working in them.

Dubey Law Office collects all the details and drafts 2-3 recommendation letters for each project with the language and verbiage preferred by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and requests the recommenders to sign off on the letter. The client’s resume, educational documents, and awards together form the introductory portion of the EB-1A analysis document. The project details and the recommendation letters drive the middle portion of the analysis, and the last portion of the EB-1A analysis outlines how the aspiring EB-1A applicant will be an asset to the United States workforce if given Permanent Resident status. This 30+ page document explains, with client approval and feedback, how they satisfy at least 3 (and sometimes up to 6) out of the 10 criteria to qualify for the EB-1A category and how they are going to be beneficial to the USA. The analysis document is a crucial part of a larger 600+ page documentation package for the client’s EB-1A application, formulated over a period of 8 to 12 weeks, because it delves deeper into the technical aspect of the application.
The firm’s goal is to have a USCIS officer look at the analysis document, without having to look at the extensive list of exhibits which make up a bulk of the application package, and come to a conclusion that an individual will satisfy the requirements of the EB-1A.

A client once approached the firm to get their green card as the process was stuck due to regression of the priority dates in the EB-2 category. He had worked for big tech companies, specifically the industry giants. He had publications and innovative projects to his name, crucial enough to be discussed within the curriculum of prestigious Universities. Upon taking his case, Dubey Law Office recognized that he qualified six out of the ten EB-1A criteria. Such were his qualifications that he received his EB-1A approval within 1 week of filing his I-140 application, and green card within two months of filing his I-485 application.

Earlier an IT professional would only try to qualify for EB-2 and EB-3 categories, but now they ask if their qualifications fit in the traditionally research and academia oriented EB-1A category, showcasing that IT professionals too can qualify for the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability category if they have the correct profile to satisfy the strict criteria

Dubey Law Office has also set out on a campaign to democratize knowledge around immigration. It sends out a monthly newsletter to over 800 clients and their families, in an effort to share knowledge about the changing immigration landscape, highlight the firm’s wins, and create opportunities for dialogue. The firm also partners with organizations and uses social media to organize free webinars around specific immigration topics, such as Federal Immigration Litigation, the EB-1A application process, PERM Labor Certification process, I-140 application process, and the I-485 application process.

These initiatives, akin to a lighthouse in the foggy shores of immigration, set Dubey Law Office apart from its contemporaries.