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Maryanne Kline

Practice Group Associate

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+1.617.239.8498

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Maryanne’s practice focuses on US federal immigration law, with a concentration on business-based immigration issues.

She has experience representing and counseling private clients, business professionals, and entrepreneurs on the development of and strategy for the US employment of foreign nationals, executives, managers, and other workers.

Maryanne also specializes in immigration-compliance issues, business reorganizations and their immigration consequences, and immigration-related due diligence.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • Wellesley College (BA)

Involvement

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Immigration Law Committee (2003 – 2005)
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Viewpoints

This afternoon, USCIS announced that it is extending the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions. In addition, starting September 11, 2018, USCIS will expand the suspension to include additional types of H-1B petitions. The suspension is expected to last until February 19, 2019.

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US Supreme Court Upholds Latest Travel Ban

June 26, 2018 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

The US Supreme Court issued a decision today upholding the third version of the travel ban established by the Trump administration. This ban, issued via Presidential Proclamation, imposes travel restrictions on citizens of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia.
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Federal Court Orders Restoration of Additional DACA Provisions

April 25, 2018 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, a District of Columbia federal District Court judge issued an order vacating the decision to rescind the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue to accept and process both new and renewal DACA applications.
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In early October, we reported that U.S. visa processing in Turkey had been suspended amid security concerns, and that the government of Turkey had responded with a suspension of visa processing for U.S. citizens.
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US State Department “Reboots” the Diversity Visa Lottery

October 17, 2017 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

On October 16, 2017, the US Department of State (DOS) shut down registration for the FY 2019 Diversity Lottery due to a technical problem and will restart the registration period on October 18, 2017. All entries submitted online prior to October 18, 2017 are not valid and have been excluded from the system. 
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The U.S. Mission to Turkey has announced that it has suspended all nonimmigrant (temporary) visa processing at posts in Turkey. This includes all nonimmigrant visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued a new version of its Application for Employment Authorization Form I-765 to allow applicants to simultaneously apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). 
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USCIS Introduces Redesigned I-485 Application Forms

June 28, 2017 | Blog | By Maryanne Kline

On June 26, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a redesigned version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. This form is used in the final stage of the permanent residence, or “green card,” process for most applicants physically present in the United States.
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USCIS Introduces Redesigned I-485 Application Form

June 27, 2017 | Alert | By Maryanne Kline

On June 26, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced a redesigned version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. This form is used in the final stage of the permanent residence, or “green card,” process for most applicants physically present in the United States.
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U.S. Supreme Court Tightens Criteria for Revoking Citizenship

June 23, 2017 | Blog | By Maryanne Kline

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that naturalized American citizens cannot be stripped of citizenship if a lie or omission in the application process was irrelevant to the government’s decision to approve the naturalization application in the first place.
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Events

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TAG Visa Presentation

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Boston, MA