E-2 Visa Approved for a Norwegian National at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of a Norwegian national, his spouse and two children. The investor purchased and will manage a landscaping company. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for

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What is the Impact on an H-1B Petition if an Employee Takes Paid or Unpaid Leave?

If you are in H-1B status and decide to take a leave of absence, you may wonder what happens to your visa status.  The impact on immigration status is dependent on the type of leave that an employee takes and can have immigration and Department of Labor (DOL) consequences.  Here

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Deportation cancelled for undocumented Colombian national grandfathered under INA 245i

We recently received a decision from an immigration judge granting our motion to reopen and terminate the deportation order for an undocumented Colombian petitioner. The petitioner was grandfathered under INA 245i, an expired provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows undocumented individuals who have an immigrant visa immediately

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USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The agency has again received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select

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What are the DAPA and DACA Expansion Programs? How Will the Supreme Court’s Decision in U.S. v. Texas Affect Me?

On April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear U.S. v. Texas, the landmark immigration case where Texas and 25 other states sued the Federal government to oppose President Obama’s Executive Actions, which would provide relief from deportation and work authorization for about 3.9 million undocumented immigrants

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