According to federal law, an employer can bring in a foreigner who has specific knowledge and skills necessary for the success of the company on an L-1B Visa. Even so, the United States Customs and Immigration Services has not provided a clear explanation of the specialized knowledge needed in order to qualify for these visas. In an attempt to clarify this situation, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered the USCIS to elaborate on the definition of specialized knowledge.

Explaining the Meaning of “Specialized Knowledge”

For years, immigration lawyers have been asking for clarification on the term, “specialized knowledge,” as it pertains to an L-1B Visa in order to more effectively represent their clients. The USCIS is poised to release additional information that will help applicants understand if they meet the imposed criteria.

Migrant Workers

Migrant workers can petition for green cards and may not need an employer to sponsor them if their admission here is in the best interests of the nation. The Visa Waiver Program clarifies these procedures. In addition, candidates can contact our firm for help in understanding these requirements.

Expanding Research, Development and Business Start-Ups

The USCIS will evaluate each application on a case-by-case basis when the candidate is a researcher, developer, inventor or entrepreneur who has an established business plan to create employment opportunities in cutting-edge technology or research. They will also consider businesses that have received funding from U.S. investors.

Pardons and Paroles Under the Immigration and Nationality Act

The INA grants pardons and paroles under certain conditions. If the candidate’s admission to the country offers the general public significant benefits, they might qualify. However, they are not eligible for federal public benefits or for tax credits related to the Affordable Care Act.

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Our seasoned professionals understand the difficult process you must go through to take advantage of the L-1B visas. You need someone with experience by your side who understands how to navigate this challenging path. KPPB Law is ready to help with your immigration needs. We want to assist you with achieving your goals and making the best decisions during this process. Contact us for help with your immigration questions.

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