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!”

ILLEGAL OR OUT OF STATUS IF YOU ARE A CRIME VICTIM–U VISA STATUS OPTIONS

If you know someone who is out of status here in the United States and has been the victim of a crime, he or she may be eligible for a U Visa. U visas are available to foreign nationals or aliens who are in the United States and entered without inspection (“EWI”) or have overstayedContinue reading “ILLEGAL OR OUT OF STATUS IF YOU ARE A CRIME VICTIM–U VISA STATUS OPTIONS”

Q&A: What is the Status of a Foreign National Who Enters the U.S. Illegally and Receives “Paroled” Status by a US Customs Border & Patrol Officer to Remain in the United States?

With the recent border surge of undocumented individuals seeking asylum or alternative relief in the United States, our attorneys have seen much confusion regarding the status of those who are in ‘paroled’ status. The purpose of this short Q&A is not to explain parole status. Rather, assuming parole status we have answered the following questionsContinue reading “Q&A: What is the Status of a Foreign National Who Enters the U.S. Illegally and Receives “Paroled” Status by a US Customs Border & Patrol Officer to Remain in the United States?”

Working Together to Reduce U.S. Crime – The U Visa & How it Works

On behalf of ScottVassell & LeeCC Law Firm posted in Visas on Friday, July 15, 2016.   This brief blog article is a quick reference to help explain the U visa. Often our clients overlook crimes which qualify for U visa consideration. Both mental and physical harm suffered by a victim of crime is serious,Continue reading “Working Together to Reduce U.S. Crime – The U Visa & How it Works”