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GREEN CARDS IN LESS THAN A YEAR THROUGH INVESTMENT

Foreign investors looking for freedom and flexibility to live and work in the United States in a way accommodating to their lifestyles, should consider the little-known EB-5 investor category. Since the regulation first...more

IMMIGRATION-RELATED AUDITSBY THE GOVERNMENT: WHAT EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW

There are three potential “hot spots” for audits and investigations for the government related to the immigration and nationality laws. The first has to do with the documentation that the employer is required to maintain in...more

EB-2: National Interest Waivers Provide Individuals with Permanent Status.

A foreign national may apply for lawful permanent residence status (green card), and seek a waiver of the job offer and labor certification requirements, by establishing that his or her admission to permanent residence would...more

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

A lawful permanent resident is a foreign national who has been granted the privilege of permanently living and working in the United States. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows for the immigration of foreigners to the...more

AMERICAN DREAM ACT

Congressman Howard Berman (for himself, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Ms. Roybal-Allard, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) introduced the “American Dream Act” (Bill H.R.1275) on March 1, 2007 in the House of Representatives to...more

Visitor B-1/B-2 VISAS

B-1/B-2 visas are the most common nonimmigrant visas used for temporary entry into the United States. B-1 visas are typically used for business-related visits while B-2 visas are used for pleasure-related visits. With few...more

ADJUSTMENTOF STATUS

Adjustment of status (AOS) is the process used by a foreign national who is physically present in the United States to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). AOS is an alternative to obtaining an immigrant visa through a...more

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The UK Border Agency has recently announced a new consultation, and the Government wants to hear the views of disabled people and of external partners with an interest in these issues, so that it is able to take these views...more

Immigration Statistics

Statistical data on immigration have been published annually by the U.S. government since the 1890s. Over the years, the federal agencies responsible for reporting on immigration have changed, as have the content, format, and...more

The Debacle Surrounding Employment-based Visa Availability and Unavailability

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the unconscionable and unprecedented visa number debacle witnessed at the beginning of this month, we can reflect on the chain of events surrounding the sudden news that...more

IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY

The Congressional Research Service provided the following report on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity to the Congress in October 2006. In general, aliens may legally enter the United States under one of three...more

PRESS RELEASE FROM USCIS ABOUT ITS NEW BLOGSITE

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Launches 'The Beacon - The Official Blog of USCIS' WASHINGTON, March 16 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently unveiled The Beacon – the agency's official blog...more

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