The B-2 Visitor Visa for Pleasure

The B-visa is a category of nonimmigrant visitor visas in the US meant to allow foreign nationals to enter the country for a temporary period of time and for one of two specific purposes. The first, which we’ve addressed in a previous blog, is the B-1 visa which allows foreign-nationals to visit the US for business purposes. The second, which we will further detail in today’s blog, is the B-2 visa which is Read More

A Brief Guide to Nonimmigrant Visas

Under most circumstances, a foreign national (who is not a lawful permanent resident of the United States) who seeks to enter the U.S. usually obtain a visa to allow them to do so. Visas to the U.S. are broken up into two main categories: immigrant and nonimmigrant. The main difference between these two categories is characterized by whether or not the visa holder will be remaining in the U.S. permanently or for Read More

A Q&A on the L-1 Visa for Intracompany Transferees, Part II

In Part 1 of this blog, we provided common questions and answers about the L-1 visa for intracompany transferees, including details about the visa itself as well as eligibility requirements for the employers and the employees seeking to utilize this temporary business immigration tool. Click here to check out Part 1. As we explained in our last blog, the L-1 visa is for managerial/executive employees, and Read More

A Q&A on the L-1 Visa for Intracompany Transferees, Part I

For companies with a global reach, the L-1 classification of visa for intracompany transferees is essential for fulfilling the temporary business immigration needs of specialized and managerial personnel. In this two-part blog series, we will go over some common questions and answers about the L-1 visa. If you have any questions about the L-1 visa or would like legal counsel regarding your immigration needs, Read More

A Guide to Cancellation of Removal for LPR Immigrants

Last month, we detailed the eligibility requirements for a non-Legal Permanent Resident immigrant in the US to qualify for a cancellation of removal. When you are facing deportation, a cancellation may be your best resource to prevent being removed from the country. But what about legal permanent residents (LPR), or Green Card holders, who are faced with deportation? Green card holders are not immune from Read More

Immigration Law: Birthright Citizenship Explained

The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was a product of Reconstruction following the US Civil War. It was adopted on July 9th, 1868 and originally served the purpose of addressing citizenship matters and other issues regarding former slaves who were freed as a result of the war. The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in particular has had far-reaching implications for our understanding of US Read More

Employment Creation Aliens: Who Qualifies for the EB-5?

The EB-5 Program was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 as a way to help stimulate the US economy by utilizing foreign investors. This program allows entrepreneurs who are going to invest a significant amount of capital in a commercial enterprise in the United States, as well as their immediate spouse and children under 21, to become legal permanent residents (“green card”). Those who qualify for the program are Read More

A Guide to Cancellation of Removal Eligibility for Non-LPR Immigrants

If you are a foreign-born national and have been living in the United States, either legally or illegally, without Legal Permanent Resident status, then there is a chance that you will at some point be faced with the threat of deportation. Luckily, you may have recourse available to you to stop the deportation proceedings if you have lived in the US for a long time. Cancellation of Removal provides relief from Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Asylum and Refugee Status

Cases of asylum and refugee status tend to get a disproportionate amount of news coverage and attention compared to how often they occur because these cases generally involve high-profile socio-political situations. However, despite the attention they receive, these two terms are often mistakenly used interchangeably. Understanding the difference between asylum and refugee status in the United States is kind of like Read More

Nonimmigrant Visas: Understanding TN Status

If you own a business that employs Canadian or Mexican citizens, or you are a professional from either of those countries, you might consider NAFTA to be one of your best friends. NAFTA stands for the “North American Free Trade Agreement,” which was agreed upon by the three biggest North American countries in the early 1990s and went into effect in 1994. Though controversial to some, the trade bloc agreement opened Read More