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E-2 Treaty Investor Visas Available to Citizens of New Zealand

Beginning on June 10, 2019, citizens of New Zealand will be able to qualify for E-2 treaty investor visas. What is an E-2 visa? E-2 visas allow New Zealand citizens to either start a new business or to purchase an existing business in the U.S.  With the visa, the applicant is permitted to oversee and direct day-to-day operations of […]

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| Posted in E-2, EAD, Employment Authorization, Entrepreneurs, Investors, U.S. Immigration |

Getting Married Within 90 Days Under a K-1 Visa

K-1 Nonimmigrant Visa for Fiancé(e) 90-day Requirement Overview You have completed the application process, form I-129F, with USCIS and your fiancé(e) has gone to their interview at the respective consulate or embassy in their home country and their K-1 fiancé(e) visa was approved. Your fiancé(e) has entered the United States with their K-1 visa and […]

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What is a USCIS I-551 stamp and how to I get one?

In this post we will discuss what is an I-551 Temporary Evidence Stamp and when and how to get one from your local USCIS field office. What is a I-551 Temporary Evidence Stamp? An I-551 Temporary Evidence Stamp is a stamp obtain from a local USCIS field office and serves as an extension to 1) […]

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| Posted in Advance Parole, CBP, Consular Processing, EAD, Employment Authorization, Green Card, U.S. Immigration, USCIS |

E-2 Treaty Investor Visas Available to Citizens of Israel

Beginning in May 2019, citizens of Israel will be eligible to apply for E-2 treaty investor visas. What is an E-2 visa? The E-2 visa allows citizens of Israel to buy an existing business or to start a new business in the United States, and to apply for a visa in order to oversee its […]

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| Posted in Consular Processing, E-2, EAD, Employment Authorization, Entrepreneurs, Investors, U.S. Immigration |

Immigrating to the United States After Trump Won The Election

The U.S. election stunned the world. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, I don’t think anybody expected Trump to win as resoundingly as he did. I’ve already gotten dozens of emails from former, current and prospective clients asking, “how does this affect my immigration options to the United States?” The short-term answer is […]

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| Posted in Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, DACA, E-2, EAD, Employment Authorization, Entrepreneurs, Executive Action, Fiance Visa, Green Card, H-1B, Inadmissibility, Investors, L-1, LGBT, Models, Naturalization, Nurses, O-1, OPT, Physical Therapists, R-1, Silicon Beach, Students, TPS, U.S. Immigration, USCIS, Visitor Visa, Waivers, Work Visa |

USCIS Filing Fees Increase on December 23, 2016

Effective December 23, 2016, USCIS will increase many of its filing fees. Any applications received on or after this date will be subject to the new fees: G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request — $65 ($20) G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Microfilm) — $65 ($20) G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Textual Record) — $65 […]

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Athletes Qualifying for a Green Card After Winning an Olympic Medal

You Won a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Olympic Medal.  Now it’s Time to go for the Green! Now that the 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close, thousands of talented athletes are returning home with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in hand. These athletes are among the most elite in the world – the […]

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Increased Fines for Violations of Immigration Law as of August 2016

Penalties for violations of immigration law increased on August 1, 2016 after the Department of Justice issued an interim final rule as an inflation adjustment. The rule increased fines for Form I-9 paperwork violations, for engaging in unfair immigration-related employment practices such as discrimination, document abuse and document fraud, and for knowingly hiring or continuing […]

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Executive Branch Asks Supreme Court to Rehear US Versus Texas

On Monday, July 18, Attorneys for the Department of Justice filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting that the Court re-hear U.S. v. Texas once a ninth justice has been appointed to the court. Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, the justices deadlocked 4-4 in their opinion on the case […]

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| Posted in DACA, DOMA, Employment Authorization, U.S. Immigration, Uncategorized, USCIS, Waivers |

Senate Fails to Advance Controversial Changes to Immigration Law

The Republican controlled United States Senate recently was unable to garner the votes necessary to advance two bills altering immigration law and begin debate on the issues. One of the bills at issue—S.3100, known as the “Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act”—would have blocked federal housing and community development money (from the Community Development Block Grant […]

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| Posted in U.S. Immigration |