The Purpose Driven Visa

The Wider Scope of B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa Explained The B-1 and B-2 visa has mistakenly been limited and labeled as the ‘Tourist visa’. However, it is better referred to as the Visitor visa, which extends way beyond the purpose of touring the United States.  Rather, the purpose for which a Foreign National can visit theContinue reading “The Purpose Driven Visa”

Know Your F-1 Student ‘Immigrants Rights’

No…. F-1 students, if you run out of money before finishing your program your only option is not to “depart the United States”. Well-meaning university and college Designated Student Officers (“DSO”) fail to inform international students of their immigration “rights”. This short article post outlines your U.S. Immigration rights in the event your student visaContinue reading “Know Your F-1 Student ‘Immigrants Rights’”

The Au Pair Alternative

Hiring a Nanny for Your Family on a Temporary or Permanent Visa Balancing quality childcare and a career has become a real dilemma in the United States.  Juggling activities, sports and taking care of our kids’ intermittent medical needs, has become unsustainable for even 2 parent homes. In this article, we discuss how proper planningContinue reading “The Au Pair Alternative”

Understanding 3 Hurdles to Successfully Secure A Visa to the United States

A popular held belief that once a foreign national is granted a visa to the United States…it’s all-smooth sailing, is unfortunately not true. This short blog will explain the “behind scenes” screenings and audits with U.S. Customs Border & Patrol (CBP) or United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) that can cause exclusion or removalContinue reading “Understanding 3 Hurdles to Successfully Secure A Visa to the United States”

The November Deadline to Begin is Here!

Best Practices for H-2B Visa Success The race is on! The next available start date for H-2B workers to begin work in the United States is April 1, 2023. U.S. employers who seek to have foreign nationals begin work in spring should begin the H-2B process as soon as possible but no later than NovemberContinue reading “The November Deadline to Begin is Here!”

Seeking an Employment Based Green Card?

Sorting through PERM Confusion – Prevailing Wage vs. PERM  9089 Registration/Application The PERM Labor Certification is the first step for most employment based sponsored Green Cards in the Employment Based Category 3, (EB-3) where a U.S. employer permanently sponsors a foreign national. PERM is basically a market test to determine if there are any U.S.Continue reading Seeking an Employment Based Green Card?

When Tragedy Strikes Back Home & Your In the Middle of Adjusting Status to a U.S. Permanent Resident…What can You do?

As a rule, if you or someone you know is applying for adjustment of status (“AS”) to a U.S. Permanent Resident based on an Employment Based Petition (I-140), or a Family petition (I-130), your application will be denied if you leave the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will consider the application abandoned. Continue reading “When Tragedy Strikes Back Home & Your In the Middle of Adjusting Status to a U.S. Permanent Resident…What can You do?”

EB-5 Visa: To pool or not to pool

The EB-5 Visa now allows investors to pool their money together in order to receive U.S. Immigration Permanent Visa benefits. On July 12, 2022, USCIS posted an updated revision for Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, accommodates the mandates contained in the recently passed EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (RIA). The newContinue reading “EB-5 Visa: To pool or not to pool”

Labor Shortages

How the J-1 Cultural Exchange and H-2B Seasonal Visas can help with your labor shortages! Our lawyers have been practicing for the past 25 years in U.S. Immigration matters exclusively. We are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Our Lead Attorney was elected as an Elite Lawyer of The Year for 2022! IfContinue reading “Labor Shortages”