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?”

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”

How To Avoid Denial of Entry to the United States due to Conflicting Immigration Intent

When filing for a spouse to become a Permanent Resident of the United States at a US Consulate abroad, can your spouse travel to visit the United States while the process is pending? This is a tricky question. In order to successfully apply and be admitted to the United States as aB1 B2 visitor, youContinue reading “How To Avoid Denial of Entry to the United States due to Conflicting Immigration Intent”

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?”

The Dangerous Intersection of Family Law and U.S. Immigration Consequences

On behalf of ScottVassell & LeeCC Law Firm posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2016. The intersection of family law and U.S. Immigration law has become more and more common for our non-U.S. citizen clients. Domestic violence and divorce for a non-immigrant visa holder or a U.S. Permanent resident can result in devastating U.S. immigration consequences.Recently,Continue reading “The Dangerous Intersection of Family Law and U.S. Immigration Consequences”

Is the New & Old Job an Identical Match? – Tip(s) That Will Make or Break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability Process

On behalf of ScottVassell & LeeCC Law Firm posted on Friday, September 30, 2016. This blog tip is being posted to assist U.S. Employers and foreign nationals avoid the harsh consequences of failing to understand the key principle discussed below. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) through AC21 allows for foreign national employees who haveContinue reading “Is the New & Old Job an Identical Match? – Tip(s) That Will Make or Break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability Process”