Immigration Relief for Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a widespread epidemic that can impact just about anyone. Thousands of women, children, and men alike fall victim to both physical and emotional abuse everyday at the hands of those they consider to be loved ones. The result of such violence can be very traumatizing for the victims, and potentially even deadly. One segment of the population that is especially vulnerable to abuse is immigrants. Read More

Understanding US Asylum Eligibility

Asylum is relief granted to a person who has fled their country of origin and is seeking to be allowed to remain in the US. Asylum is granted to those who are seeking to escape persecution in their country of origin. There are two distinct types of asylum: affirmative and defensive asylum. Affirmative Asylum For an applicant to obtain asylum through this process, he or she is required to be physically Read More

A Brief Q&A on Cancellation of Removal

If you are a non-citizen residing in the United States, whether you have legal permanent resident status or not, there is the potential that you could be placed in removal proceedings and deported from this country. There are a number of different scenarios and actions that could lead to deportation, such as criminal activity, but there are ways to fight back and defend your right to remain and live in the Read More

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