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.
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of new Executive Action laws he plans to execute for undocumented individuals in 2015. The new U.S Immigration laws are set to take effect within one hundred and eighty days of this Whitehouse announcement. However, it is important to understand that effective immediately, the announcement provides relief for undocumented foreign nationals currently in U.S. Immigration Court Proceedings.
The Department of State announced in 2014 that China had reached its numerical limit for the very first time. Despite the new fiscal year starting shortly thereafter (October 1, 2014), it is clear that new alternatives for U.S. business travel needs must be explored .
The ability to pay is often the most difficult part of the Green Card employment based sponsorship process. In this article, we briefly explore the options U.S. Employers have in order to prove to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") that they indeed can pay the Foreign National's salary. The Department of Labor ("DOL") dictates the wage that must be paid for the position being offered by the U.S. Employer.
Foreign Nationals who are interested in investing or starting a business in the United States are often under the belief that $500,000.00 to $1,000,000.00 is required to obtain a U.S. investor or business visa. In fact, this is a myth. We have successfully assisted our clients with options that have low investment requirements in relation to their business plans. There are a few basic ways to obtain a visa which we explain briefly below.
Our clients' ability to work while in immigration removal proceedings is an issue our attorneys take very serious. Often individuals fighting deportation and removal do not ask for this benefit or they are dismissed by legal professionals who do not understand the work authorization process. If you are facing deportation or your case was closed, and you have no way to work; you may be eligible for work authorization in the following legal scenarios: