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”

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”

Avoiding Bad Blood – The Case for Independent Immigration Counsel During the Work Visa to U.S. Permanent Resident Status Process

It is important to have your own lawyer at each stage of the work visa process to avoid conflicts of interest with your employer’s lawyer. For instance, O-1A extraordinary worker visa allows outstanding professionals in the arts, business and sciences to apply for work visa status in the United States.  The O visa is aContinue reading “Avoiding Bad Blood – The Case for Independent Immigration Counsel During the Work Visa to U.S. Permanent Resident Status Process”

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?”

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”