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!”

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 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”