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P - NONIMMIGRANTS [INCLUDING PERFORMING GROUPS, CULTURAL UNIQUE PERFORMERS]

P-1 status generally is made available to internationally known athletes, individually or as part of a group or team, and entertainment groups (not individuals). P-2 aliens are performing artists under the auspices of a...more

"O" NONIMMIGRANTS: INDIVIDUALS OF EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY OR ACHEVEMENT

The O category accommodates a wide range of talented or acclaimed foreign nationals, especially helpful to those in the arts and athletics, entertainers, high-end chefs, and business people lacking professional degrees....more

NEW BIOMETRICS PROCESS FOR CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS

On February 28, 2007 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the implementation of a new nationwide biometrics process for conditional permanent residents who file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions...more

IMMIGRATION-RELATED AUDITSBY THE GOVERNMENT

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

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

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