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?”

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”

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”

O Visa? Oh… The O Visa! An Alternative Work Visa for Professionals to the H-1B

Over recent years, H-1B visas have not been a viable option for many foreign national professionals. This is largely due to the ridged 65,000 year cap. Many students in F-1 status, Optical Training Status & abroad or professionals with job offers from U.S. Employers then lose hope of gaining the required work visa in theContinue reading “O Visa? Oh… The O Visa! An Alternative Work Visa for Professionals to the H-1B”

Pause Please! Have You Considered the J-1? When Work Visas are for a Mutually Beneficial Goal

On behalf of ScottVassell & LeeCC Law Firm posted September 30, 2016. Pause..Wait! Attention Foreign national professionals and U.S. Employers. Before you give up on Foreign Visa work options, have you considered the J-1 visa? Many employers and foreign professionals believe that an H-1B visa is the only visa available to temporarily hire foreign professionalsContinue reading “Pause Please! Have You Considered the J-1? When Work Visas are for a Mutually Beneficial Goal”

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”