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Carlos Ruiz and America’s Pastime: An Immigrant’s Journey to the Big Leagues

Spring is finally here, and with spring, the arrival of America’s game—baseball. In the first week of April, thousands of fans across the country will repeat a similar ritual at the stadiums of Major League Baseball’s thirty...more

Deportation Coming Up in Season 6 of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey”: Real Immigration Problems for Celebs Teresa and Giuseppe...

On March 4, 2013, two of the stars of the Bravo Network television show, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” pleaded guilty to several counts of fraud and other charges in a federal court in Newark, New Jersey. Teresa and...more

USCIS Approves P-1 Athlete Status for Professional StarCraft Video Game Player

For 23-year -old professional StarCraft video game player, Kim “ViOLet” Dong Hwan, it was a choice between entering the Korean military, or pursuing his dream of competing on a professional level in the United States. He had...more

From Couch Potatoes To Pro Athletes: USCIS Includes Video Gamers in P Visa Category

After intensive lobbying by Riot Games, a Santa Monica-based gaming company, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) is now issuing visas that are normally given to foreign professional athletes to professional...more

Bromance Gone Bad: The Immigration Bunkers of a Golfer’s Marriage

The P-1A visa category is reserved for those “internationally recognized” individual athletes or teams that seek to enter the United States temporarily for the sole purpose of performing in a competition, event, or...more

Online Gamer Gets Professional Athlete Visa

The world of online gaming has become a booming industry, and like most other industries, online gaming attracts participants from all over the world. Participants who want to come to the U.S. to play and compete in online...more

USCIS Issues RFE Templates for Certain Non-Immigrant Extraordinary Ability Categories

United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Requests for Evidence (RFE) can be a source of significant frustration for immigration practitioners and their clients. They sometimes reflect that a) the officer did...more

U.S. Immigration Guide for Arts Professionals

This guide provides an overview of the O-1 visa process. This visa is often used by individuals in the arts. I have helped many persons obtain this visa including musicians, film and television professionals, and dancers....more

The Rules of the Game

In recent years, America’s past-time has become an international pasttime with major league baseball drawing an influx of talent from Latin America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Japan, Korea and elsewhere in Asia....more

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