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 have a PERM Labor Certification and/or I-140 filed on their behalf to change employers withoutContinue reading “Tips that will make or break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability process”
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 in F-1Continue 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?”
A much overlooked work visa option by professional and non-professional industries alike is the H-2B work visa. It is a great option if your business or organization experiences cycles or seasons. Our staff lawyers enjoy representing and preparing various work visas for clients to meet their foreign national hiring needs. It’s an opportunity to thinkContinue reading “When Seasons Change…The H-2B Work Visa Option”
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”
What happens when your University Program Start Date is Approaching but still no Word from U.S. Immigration??