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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
What is an E-3 Visa? What are the Requirements of an E-3 Visa? Is an E-3 Visa the same as an H-1B visa?
For Australian nationals seeking to live and work in the United States, an E-3 visa may be an excellent option. The E-3 visa classification [...]
How long do I have to wait for an asylum interview? Can I get work authorization while I am waiting for my asylum interview?
Asylum is a humanitarian immigration benefit applied for by individuals who fear severe harm or persecution if they return to their country of origin. [...]
What are my rights if Immigration Enforcement (ICE) comes to my home? What if ICE Comes to My Home to Deport Me?
In the last few weeks, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has introduced mandates that suggest a shift from focusing resources on certain individuals targeted for [...]
President Trump has signed the much anticipated new travel ban that stops the issuance of visas and does not allow entry of nationals to [...]
What is an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa? What are the Requirements for an E-1 Visa? What are the Differences between an E-2 and E-1 Visa?
An E-1 visa is a Treaty Trader Visa and allows nationals from certain countries to live and work in the United States to engage [...]
The O-1B is an employment based nonimmigrant classification for artists who have garnered a high level of distinction in their field. Sometimes informally called [...]
I’m an immigrant and I’ve been arrested, will I be deported under President Trump’s Executive Actions? What can I do to protect myself from deportation after an arrest?
In his first week of office, President Trump signed several Executive Actions, among them three that directly relate to immigration. One order, Enhancing Public [...]
Each year, the United States admits thousands of foreign nationals to work in various industries around the country. Many of these foreign nationals work [...]