Is An EB-5 Visa Worth it for Foreign National Business Professionals to Obtain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

For the past two decades our immigration lawyers have observed the excitement in our clients eyes when they first talk about the EB-5 Green Card visa.  However, by the time we provide legal advice regarding the requirements and logistics, we see serious concern set in, and business clients then seek alternative options. The EB-5 permanentContinue reading Is An EB-5 Visa Worth it for Foreign National Business Professionals to Obtain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

ILLEGAL OR OUT OF STATUS IF YOU ARE A CRIME VICTIM–U VISA STATUS OPTIONS

If you know someone who is out of status here in the United States and has been the victim of a crime, he or she may be eligible for a U Visa. U visas are available to foreign nationals or aliens who are in the United States and entered without inspection (“EWI”) or have overstayedContinue reading ILLEGAL OR OUT OF STATUS IF YOU ARE A CRIME VICTIM–U VISA STATUS OPTIONS

Being Strategic with Marriage After Abuse When You’re Not Legalized in the U.S.

When violence erupts in the home and you are without status in the United States, a foreign national is eligible to adjust status through VAWA or a U visa. (VAWA explained below). However, finding new love and remarrying soon after terminating the problematic marriage may throw a serious monkey wrench into your ability to adjustContinue reading Being Strategic with Marriage After Abuse When You’re Not Legalized in the U.S.

Canadians Cannot Apply for Asylum in the United States. True or False?

And the answer is (drumroll please…)FALSE! Our team of U.S. Immigration lawyers realize that Canadians and foreign nationals from developed countries believe this myth. U.S. Asylum is available to all foreign nationals worldwide. One’s country of origin never determines the eligibility to apply for asylum once in the United States. The purpose of this articleContinue reading Canadians Cannot Apply for Asylum in the United States. True or False?

Stacking U.S. Legalization Options While Awaiting Asylum Relief in the United States

Currently, wait times in the United States for an asylum interview or court date may be ‘years away’ based on the volume of applications filed each year by foreign nationals. During the lengthy wait time, however, life goes on. For instance, asylum applicants may meet someone and marry, or find employment which allows for sponsorshipContinue reading Stacking U.S. Legalization Options While Awaiting Asylum Relief in the United States

Q&A: What is the Status of a Foreign National Who Enters the U.S. Illegally and Receives “Paroled” Status by a US Customs Border & Patrol Officer to Remain in the United States?

With the recent border surge of undocumented individuals seeking asylum or alternative relief in the United States, our attorneys have seen much confusion regarding the status of those who are in ‘paroled’ status. The purpose of this short Q&A is not to explain parole status. Rather, assuming parole status we have answered the following questionsContinue reading Q&A: What is the Status of a Foreign National Who Enters the U.S. Illegally and Receives “Paroled” Status by a US Customs Border & Patrol Officer to Remain in the United States?

Work Visas for Nurses and Other Professionals When DOL says ‘Not a Specialty Occupation’ – H-1B Visa Alternatives for Canadian & Mexican Nationals

Nurses often have a unique issue in qualifying for H-1B speciality work visa status since the Department of Labor  (“DOL”) determined Nurses only require a 2 year diploma. In contrast, an H-1B work visa is only available to professions that require a 4 year degree minimum such as an accountant.  The TN work visa, availableContinue reading Work Visas for Nurses and Other Professionals When DOL says ‘Not a Specialty Occupation’ – H-1B Visa Alternatives for Canadian & Mexican Nationals

Criminal Immigration Consequences for Non U.S. Citizens

While non-citizens seek to avoid any altercation with the law, we know “it” happens.  Non-citizens who enter the country legally and are convicted of crimes in the United States are at risk of deportation and removal from the country whenever a crime occurs. The stakes are very high for Permanent Residents and non-immigrant visa holders.Continue reading Criminal Immigration Consequences for Non U.S. Citizens

Inadmissibility Issues to the United States? Consider Parole Instead!

Over the years, our law firm clients have included foreign nationals faced with inadmissibility issues at various U.S. land and airport borders. For instance, a couple whose H-1B visas had been erroneously denied prior, found out for the first time upon arrival to the United States. Consequently, they were denied admission to the United States. Continue reading Inadmissibility Issues to the United States? Consider Parole Instead!