Visas & Viruses

How to Navigate Your Visa or “Non-Visa” ESTA Status During a Pandemic “All flights are cancelled; I am here on a 90 day visa waiver; and it expires next week what should I do”? These are questions our lawyers at ScottVassell & LeeCC answer daily. We hope this short article post will reduce anxiety andContinue reading “Visas & Viruses”

When a Non-US Citizen Needs to Hire Both an Immigration & Criminal Attorney…Is it Possible to Hire Two for the Price of One?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-u8hfs-af7a98 In short, the answer is yes! But it’s not a ‘simple’ yes as explained below. A non-U.S. citizen residing in the United States is always subject to severe immigration consequences whenever facing criminal charges such as larceny, drug use (including marijuana), or driving under the influence. As an illustration, a student who is inContinue reading “When a Non-US Citizen Needs to Hire Both an Immigration & Criminal Attorney…Is it Possible to Hire Two for the Price of One?”

Does Your Immigration Lawyer Have The Deer In The Headlight Look?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xsghq-ab4506 Does your immigration lawyer look at you like a ‘deer who has been caught in headlights’ when asked about the following immigration solutions discussed below? If so, you may need to get a second opinion in one of the most complex areas of law in the United States… Immigration law matters. If you wantContinue reading “Does Your Immigration Lawyer Have The Deer In The Headlight Look?”

Winning the H1-B Lottery

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4gr5a-a1746e Recently, we had an individual who came to our office flabbergasted that despite winning the H-1B visa lottery; and getting a chance to legally work as a professional in the United States, she was ultimately denied a work visa.. Her biggest  mistake, was to prepare and file her visa application pro se without anyContinue reading “Winning the H1-B Lottery”

When Temporary Protection Status Is No longer an Option…Think PERM!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4wesn-a0d81a With the sunsetting of Work Authorization through Temporary Protected Status (TPS) fast approaching, thousands of employees will no longer be able to  legally work and remain in the United States. Several countries such as El Salvador and Honduras will no longer have TPS; and seeking new work and status options is essential. TPS willContinue reading “When Temporary Protection Status Is No longer an Option…Think PERM!”

Without These 3 Key RFE principles Your U.S. Work Visa Application Process May Be Doomed to Fail

The current climate of Work and Employment visa applications (temporary or permanent) in the United States is “RFE heavy”.  RFE stands for a “Request for Additional Evidence”. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) initial review of a foreign national’s application for a work, investment or employment visa, usually results in an RFE being issued byContinue reading “Without These 3 Key RFE principles Your U.S. Work Visa Application Process May Be Doomed to Fail”