Yes, it is lawful for Customs and Border Patrol to request that you provide your cell phone or laptop to be searched. Understandably, many [...]
I am working on a nonimmigrant visa and just married a US citizen. What are the steps to apply for a green card? How will filing for the green card impact my ability to work and travel?
The process of getting a green card through marriage involves filing a number of different petitions, obtaining medical clearance, gathering supporting documents and attending [...]
I am in H-1B status but I also want to study. Can I study in the U.S. in my H-1B status? Can I work and go to school at the same time in H-1B status?
If you are in H-1B status, and you can manage to fit in classes with your current schedule, it is fine to also study [...]
Did Immigration change the design of green cards and work permits? Will my green card and work permit still be valid? Do I need to get a new green card or work permit if the one I have now is not expired?
Immigration has announced plans to begin issuing green cards (“Permanent Resident Card”) and work permits (“Employment Authorization Document”) that have a new design starting [...]
Scott Legal just had an O-1 Visa Approved for Photography Re-finisher. The petition was filed with USCIS and the visa was approved for 3 [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. was able to obtain an E-2 visa approval for a franchise. The business was a Firehouse subs franchise and the visa [...]
What is a Business Plan? Do I need a Business Plan for my E-2 Visa Application? Do I need a Business Plan for my L-1 Visa?
The E-2 visa can be granted to certain foreign nationals who want to invest in and start a business in the US that would [...]
Immigration petitions can be filed either at a Consulate or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). While the petition or form will be [...]
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa category requires that the beneficiary [...]
Can I travel while my extension of status is pending? Yes, if you have an extension application pending, it is possible to travel without [...]
Scott Legal, P.C., just had a non cap H-1B approval from USCIS. The approval was the last premium processing petition that we filed prior [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval for a national from Finland. The applicant was renewing his E-2 visa and the visa was granted [...]
We just had a client that obtained her green card after being in deportation proceedings! The client had an order of deportation that we [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval though USCIS. The applicant applied for a change of status from an F visa to an E-2 [...]
During election campaign, Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the H-1B system claiming that the visa program stole jobs from American workers. As [...]
Does an L Visa lead to a Green Card? I am on an L-1 visa and want to apply for a green card. What are my options?
What is an L-1 visa? An L-1 visa is a great visa for an employee or owner of a company abroad who wants to transfer to [...]
USCIS has issued a new policy that takes hard aim at computer related technology jobs. The crux of the policy memo is that computer [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just had an approval for an O-1 Visa for a business professional that specialized in the Insurance Industry. The applicant was [...]
USCIS has announced that the H-1B cap was reached even before the Friday April 7th deadline. As such, the government will reject any cap [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just had E-2 Employee Visa Approval at Consulate in Dublin Ireland. The company was a recruitment firm in the U.S.. To [...]
We are pleased to announce that Nathaniel Howard, Esq. will join Scott Legal, P.C. on April 10, 2017 as an immigration associate in [...]
An E-2 visa is a visa that can be issued to nationals of certain countries who want to start a business in the U.S. [...]
Will DACA become obsolete under the Trump administration? Am I in danger of being deported if I have DACA?
Will DACA become obsolete under President Trump? Amid recent immigration raids as well as arrests and detention of individuals paroled under the Deferred Action [...]
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. To be eligible for an H-1B visa, [...]
We have developed a power point presentation on the key business immigration visas that a company can consider. We have conducted this presentation with [...]