When filing for a spouse to become a Permanent Resident of the United States at a US Consulate abroad, can your spouse travel to visit the United States while the process is pending? This is a tricky question.
We have witnessed the sheer panic in clients eyes, when they walk into our office for the first time with an Request for Additional Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), or Intent to Revoke Visa status. Some have used attorneys, and some have filed their case without an immigration lawyer. The below infographic, and description on "How to respond to RFE" is designed to help foreign nationals respond to receipt of such a notice from the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, with productive and helpful steps alongside his or her attorney.
With the recent border surge of undocumented individuals seeking asylum or alternative relief in the United States, our attorneys have seen much confusion regarding the status of those who are in 'paroled' status. The purpose of this short Q&A is not to explain parole status. Rather, assuming parole status we have answered the following questions below:
Nurses often have a unique issue in qualifying for H-1B speciality work visa status since the Department of Labor ("DOL") determined Nurses only require a 2 year diploma. In contrast, an H-1B work visa is only available to professions that require a 4 year degree minimum such as an accountant. The TN work visa, available under NAFTA, is an alternative available for Canadian and Mexican Nationals.