When applying for an EB-1 visa, there are a number of different variations to be aware of, which can allow prospective immigrants to submit multiple applications. In some cases, multiple applications can often result in greater chances an immigration request will be granted via one set of paperwork … Read more about EB-1 Visa and the National Interest Waiver
Whenever an individual applies for a visa (regardless of type), there will be unique circumstances which will affect the outcome of the application. This rule holds particularly true when discussing the EB-5 visa. More commonly referred to as the “investor” visa, the EB-5 holds some enticing … Read more about L1-A Visas as EB-5 Alternative
One of the eternal principles of our country is the idea of the American Dream – this is the conviction that anybody, regardless of their birth circumstances and social class, with some little or more strong work ethic and raw talent, will produce a life of prosperity here. Historically, immigrants … Read more about Immigration Reform in the IT Industry
In 1947, after India became independent from Great Britain, U.S. President Harry Truman said that the sovereign nation was rather cramped with cows that wander the streets, people who sit on hot coals and bathe in the Ganges, poor people and witch doctors. This was a very common perception of the … Read more about Immigration Influx and U.S./India Relations
Federal visa program attracts wealthy foreign investors with promise of a quicker green card application process; hundreds of domestic jobs are created in the process. The program is an easier way for developers to fund their real estate projects, but for prospective immigrants with the means, EB-5 … Read more about Green Card for Real Estate Investors
Presidential candidate and real estate giant Donald Trump created a bit of confusion at the CNBC debate when he denied having made criticisms of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, despite the controversial quote under discussion had already been posted on his own campaign's website. Trump's Words On … Read more about Trump vs. Zuckerberg – The Immigration Debate
Innovation has long been a staple of the United States's place in the global community, and yet in matters pertaining to immigration and patents, the next wave of innovation is mysteriously absent. Innovate or Die Peter Drucker is famous for his saying that companies must "innovate or die." … Read more about Reforming Immigration and Patent Law
Aliens already physically present in the U.S. are allowed to immigrate without the need to leave the country in order to apply for an immigrant visa. This process is known as an Adjustment of Status (AOS). The USCIS allows an AOS application to be filed only when an immigrant visa is available … Read more about What Is Form I-485?
You can show proof that you have U.S. permanent resident status with a permanent resident card or green card (USCIS Form I-551). Most green cards are valid for 10 years. If you have only been granted conditional permanent residency, your card is valid for two years. If your card expires, you may … Read more about Renewing or Replacing Your Green Card
Being the sponsor for an alien wishing to enter the United States is a legal responsibility. The government requires sponsors to fully support the alien. Any individual who would like to support a person applying for a family based green card (United States lawful permanent residence) must complete … Read more about What is an I-864 Affidavit of Support?
The final stage of every green card case is when the applicant must choose between consular processing (CP) or an adjustment of status (AOS) on the I-140 form. Consular processing allows applicants to obtain an immigrant visa at a foreign U.S. consulate or embassy, while requesting the adjustment of … Read more about What is the Difference Between “Adjustment of Status” and “Consular Processing”?
Receiving Permanent Resident (Green Card) Status in the US has many benefits, including allowing the obtaining of employment authorization (what was once a work permit). U.S. citizens, green card holders, and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can sponsor a foreign-born member of their immediate … Read more about How to Sponsor Family Members for a Green Card