In the ongoing attack on foreign workers and employers, the Trump Administration has announced another change to the H-1B process just 2 weeks after the last announced change to the visa. This directly relates to the continuing appropriations act that was signed into law on October 1st. In this resolution, The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increased the $1400 premium...
Another blow to yet another immigration group was announced on July 6th by the Trump Administration through Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), this time relating to international students as a result of the novel Covid-19.
“Crisis Level” Increases in Processing Times Many of you have heard people talk about the immigration system being “broken.” What do they mean by this? Well, they could be referring to any of the numerous processes or programs that have recently undergone changes from the government.
It is not easy being an entrepreneur or a small business owner for many reasons. There are countless governmental, financial and legal barriers that are not just intimidating to people looking to start a business, but they can quickly cripple or even destroy a small business if not handled promptly or properly.
Everyone has heard people say that running a small business is not easy. It takes hard work that must be sustained over long hours and days with many personal and family sacrifices being made. More difficult than this, however, is starting your own business from ground zero.
Whether or not someone has a visa, residency or citizenship in the US, does not mean that they do not have the same problems as those who do. On the contrary, many of these people have even more problems because they do not know how our system works, how to access services or that they are even eligible for many of the same services as citizens
Previously I have written articles about the importance of a legal marriage as a benefit to applying for immigration, but a legal marriage is important in many other areas as well. In fact, it is alarming how many problems are created when couples live together for years, but fail to legitimize their relationship.
There are hundreds of laws relating to property use and ownership not to mention basic contract law. These two topics are extremely important to anyone living in the U.S. if they desire to run a business or just want to be land owners. You have probably heard that home ownership is part of the “American Dream.” For many immigrants, this is not just a dream, but often an impossibility in...
One of the biggest challenges when helping a client navigate the immigration process is knowing their complete history. Someone’s prior education, addresses, employment or family histories are all necessary when applying for an immigration process, but more important than this information is a person’s history of previous entries (legal or illegal) into the US or whether an individual was...
The main point of immigration is to provide a path for which individuals and their families can improve their lives in the US. This is true whether the path takes you through an employer-sponsored H1B or similar visa or the adjustment of status or consular processing of a green card as a result of a family relationship.