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It has become increasingly difficult over the past few years to obtain a work Visa or lawful permanent residence. Moreover, many applications for U.S. Citizenship have been subject to heightened background checks, which can result in years of delays, 

Artist Visa

The O1 is a non-immigrant Visa is for foreign workers of Extraordinary Ability in the fields of Science, Business, Arts and Athletics that are coming to the United States to render their services on a temporary basis for a U.S. Company or agent.

BUSINESS VISAS

I am one of the very few Immigration Lawyers in New York with firsthand experience with the immigration system, having been a business investor on E-2 Visa status and now a Lawful Permanent Resident.

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Motion to Vacate a Criminal Judgment. Reopen your criminal case in New York

Motion to Vacate a Criminal Judgment. Reopen your criminal case in New York A motion for vacating a criminal conviction in New York can be filed, pursuant to the New York Criminal Procedure Law (N.Y.C.P.) § 440.10, at any time after the entry of a judgment, with the court in which it was entered. Section 440.10

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There are four thousand adjudicators that decide on green cards and visa, and a third of them do not have access to any criminal or terrorist records.

The battle lines are drawn in Arizona, and Arizonans have been successful in getting this issue in front of the American Public. Prop 200 was an important, uphill battle against the political establishment, as is the Minutemen. The fence in San Diego is applauded by people on both sides of the border, because of the

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How to apply for american citizenship?

On the jus soli based American Citizenship, also known as birthright citizenship. Under the 14º Amendment of the U.S. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside”, Constitution. As a result, many women are coming to the USA by

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The deterioration of the border is a cause for reform from not only the federal but state and local government as well.

The deterioration of the border is a cause for reform from not only the federal but state and local government as well. Crime is at the core of our concern, and Arizona is disproportionately affected. The connection between illegal immigration and crime is clear and unavoidable. We’ve passed a human smuggling law, because if we

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Canada has long had a very liberal immigration policy.

There won’t be any increases in civilian enforcement personnel in the immediate future. The full time backup operations should be restored, like transportation checks in the airline, bus and train terminals and on the highways. Most illegal immigrants are not from Mexico and they are being arrested but released the same day. We were promised

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There is an effect on consumer prices in areas with high illegal immigrant populations,

If we separate terrorism from illegal immigration, we can look at the wages which attract the workforce. In Latin America the prospect is that one can never own property, and in most Latin countries the lower 75% can not transfer property, as they don’t have property rights. So the pressure on our country is excessive,

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Naturalization. The process of becoming a citizen of U.S.

Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen of U.S. for some one who is neither born in the United States or is qualified as a derivative citizen. Naturalization is the when a foreign born person goes through the steps required by the U.S. Government to become a U.S. Citizen. There is confusion sometimes as

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The Appeal Process. New Jersey Immigration Appeals Lawyer

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Appeals can first be made to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). If your immigration request is still denied, it can next be taken to the federal court. You must find out the specific requirements for each stage of the process that you encounter. Decisions that are denied by any party carry a 30-day time

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There are a lot of people here illegally who have paid dearly to produce and contribute to the economy of this country

We should work toward common ground, even though the system is broken on all sides. We need to match the need for labor with the available labor. There is no simplistic solution, and our children are not going to take those low wage jobs, the menial jobs. Seven percent of the native born population does

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Citizenship Naturalization Consultation Service

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We provides a citizenship and naturalization consultation. This service is one of the integral services we provide. With just a 15 minute consultation, whether you complete your application through our service or alone, many of the complications in the application process can be avoided. How it works? Our service is simple. We request that you

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What You Should Know About DUI DWI Lawyer

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When it comes to the issue of DUI DWI lawyer, there are many different things that you have to think about. After all, finding DWI attorneys is a process which is incredibly important and complex, and so you really need to know what you are doing before you even begin the process of finding DWI

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Proposition 200 passed and showed illegal immigration was on the front burner.

Three events happened in the last year which attracted a lot of the attention we’ve been trying to get on this issue, and two of them happened here in Arizona. Proposition 200 passed and showed illegal immigration was on the front burner. The Minutemen have had amazing media penetration. And talk radio has become the

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Immigration form needs three parts: border security, enforcement, and access to a legal and reliable labor supply.

It’s important to include the agriculture industry in this discussion, because the industry has been saying for a long time that the status quo is over. The only debate is about what the new paradigm will look like. This is a costly issue from all angles. No one can defend employers who knowingly violate the

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Commercial Enterprise E-B5 Visa

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This visa was created for those immigrants who want to enter the United States to establish a commercial enterprise that will be beneficial for the US economy and will create at least 10 job positions. The basic amount of money required to invest is one million dollars (us$1.000.000), although it can be reduced to five

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Religious worker E-B4 Visa

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In order to qualify as a special immigrant religious worker E-B4 you must be member of a religious order that has a non-profit religious organization in the United States. You must have been a member of such order for at least two years before applying for this visa. You should enter the US to work:

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Skilled workers, Professionals and other workers E-B3 Visa

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This visa is divided into three sub-categories: 1) Qualified workers with at least two years of working experience; 2) Professionals with a University degree; 3) Other workers with less than two years of working experience. In order to apply for this visa the solicitant needs both a job certificate and a job offer.   Immigrant

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Individuals of exceptional ability E-B2 Visa

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This visa is divided into two categories: 1) professionals holding advanced degrees and 2) individuals with an extraordinary ability in Sciences, Arts and Business, whose skills will substantially benefit the cultural, national, economic or educational interest or the welfare of the US. Generally, the petition of this visa must include a job certification granted by

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Priority Workers E-B1 Visa

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  This visa is especially designed for those solicitants that have shown an extraordinary capacity or a level of qualification/ specialization that indicate that the individual belongs to a small percentage of the population that is in the top level in his working field. One of the advantages of this visa is that it does

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Treaty Investor E-2 Visas

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The applicant in this context is similar to the E1, but differentiates in that they are making an investment as opposed to engaging in trade. The treaty investor must be in possession of and have control over the capital invested or being invested. Although there is not set amount, there are certain parameters which must

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Treaty Trader E-1 Visas

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This visa is temporary and can be used by any foreign national who is from a country with which the United States has “a treaty of commerce and navigation” and plans on engaging in an enterprise of trade to be made with the applicants home country. INA § 101(a)(15)(E). This amount must be more than

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D-1 Visa, D-2 Visa

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D-1 Visa: The D-1 Visa is a temporary resident visa for crew members of vessels and airplanes. This is issued in 3 or 9 working days and it has to be submitted before starting the trip. D-2 Visa: The D-2 Visa is a temporary resident visa for crew members of vessels and airplanes. This is

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C-1 Visa, C-2 Visa, C-3 Visa

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C-1 Visa: This is a temporary resident visa for people in transit in the US or for those who want to change their visa classification. In order to obtain a C-1 visa you have to prove that you want to travel to a third country. It is the suitable visa for you if you know

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B-2 Visa

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This is a temporary visa for tourist visits. The B2 visa is suitable for you if you wish to enter the United States in order to visit friends or relatives, attend a medical treatment, get married to a US citizen and then immigrate or if you are an amateur athlete. B2 visas do not require

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B-1 Visa

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This is a temporary resident visa for business visits. The B1 visa is suitable for you if you wish to enter the US to make a business transaction or just to study the business market. It is rapidly issued and it does not require the visa application to be previously accepted at USCIS. If you

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What is the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Program?

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Each year, 50,000 immigrant visas are made available through a lottery to people who come from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. The State Department holds the lottery every year, and randomly selects approximately 110,000 applicants from all qualified entries. The State Department selects the approximately 110,000 applications since many will

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A-1, A-2 and A-3 Visas

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These are temporary visas that may be used by ambassadors, diplomats, government officials and other employees. They can also include close family members. The A1, A2 and A3 visas are rapidly issued, they allow the owner to enter and leave the US freely and they only allow the main applicant to perform activities related to

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Federal Court Cases Against Unreasonable USCIS Delays – Extended review for i 485

Federal Court Cases Against Unreasonable USCIS Delays – Extended review for i 485 http://www.simonebertollini1.com/Immigration/Appeals/Writ-of-Mandamus.aspx Your immigration case could be delayed or denied for many reasons. Sometimes, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can cause a delay because of a lost file or a request for evidence. Extended delays are usually related to FBI security

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Our country has benefited from legal immigration, not illegal immigration.

In the Seventies and Eighties federal officials had conferences like this and tried to get the local officials to show up. Now the opposite is true, which is no surprise because the federal government has completely abrogated responsibility over all aspects of immigration and border patrol over the last thirty years. The federal government and

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The selection of the lottery beneficiaries

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The selection of the lottery beneficiaries is done in the following way: » Solicitants will be randomly chosen by a computer amongst all the complete requests received until the last day open for participation. The chosen solicitants will be informed by post between May and July and they will be given instructions on how to

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Two generic types of visas.

Besides there are many sub-classifications within these two generic types of visas. Please look into our visa dictionary for the US in order to obtain more details on immigration visas to the US. Additionally, the US Government every year makes a visa lottery called Diversity Visa Program – Green Card Lottery. Each year, 50000 immigrant

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USA Immigration

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United States is a free, open and democratic society that year after year receives people from all over the world that come to the country in order to visit it, study, work or do business. However, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 some major changes were made in the US immigration laws in

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Immigration. growing phenomenon

Despite its present importance, the immigration process to countries or regions that offer a better social, political and economic situation has been an evident and growing phenomenon since last century. The US, Canada and Europe are amongst the most chosen immigration destinies. Immigration to US: We invite you to read our glossary of visas to

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Immigration Consulting

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We consults individuals and businesses in deciding which country they want to move to and how to establish themselves there. We are dedicated to providing the latest and most appropriate immigration strategies and information for our clients. Because immigration is worldwide, we offers information and consulting for businesses and individuals looking to move to any

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F-1, F-2 Student Visa

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This is the Student Visa. It allows you to come to the U.S. to study at a wide variety of educational institutions ranging from large Universities to community colleges to specialized institutions such as cooking schools. This visa can also be used for you to come to the U.S. to study English. F-1 nonimmigrant student

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Deportation and Removal

Advice to Criminal Attorneys and Defendants The best defense to deportation is to enter a plea in criminal court that avoids the non-citizen being charged by DHS. An immigration attorney who works closley with the criminal attorney is able to evaluate potential plea bargains to avoid being charged by the DHS or to maximize a

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US CITIZENSHIP NATURALIZATION

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“Naturalization” is the legal term for the process of acquiring United States citizenship after birth. In order to naturalize, a foreign citizen or national may apply for U.S. citizenship after he or she complies with certain requirements. Applicants for citizenship must establish that they qualify to become U.S. citizens based on residence and physical presence,

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F-1 Visa

F-1 student visa is for foreign nationals wishing to pursue a full time course of academic study at an accredited institution in the U.S.A. Requirements The main requirements for the F-1 visa are that (1) the student must have completed a course of study normally required for the program; (2) the student has sufficient funds

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Immediate Relative

This application is for lawful permanent residence of spouses of U.S. citizens, parents of U.S. citizens that are at least 21 years old, and under 21, unmarried children of U.S. citizens. Requirements The main requirements for the immediate relative green card are the following: 1. The sponsor is a U.S. citizen that is at least

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Family Preference Categories

This application is for the following foreign relatives to obtain lawful permanent residence in the U.S.A.: 1. unmarried, over 21 children of U.S. citizens 2. married children of U.S. citizens 3. brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens 4. spouses of U.S. lawful permanent residents 5. unmarried children of U.S. lawful permanent residents Requirements The main

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K-1 Fiancé

K-1 visa is for foreign nationals to come to the U.S.A. to marry a U.S. citizen and reside in the U.S.A. Requirements The main requirements for the K-1 visa are the following: 1. The sponsoring fiancé is a U.S. citizen. 2. The foreign national and the U.S. citizen are legally free to marry, as indicated

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K-1 or Fiancé Visa Processing Procedure

Currently, the total processing time of the K-1 Fiancé visa is approximately nine months. Most Department of Homeland Security Service Centers is taking approximately 7 months to approve the petition, Form 129F. Upon approval, it is forwarded to the National Visa Center (NVC), and then ultimately to the appropriate U.S. Consulate abroad. Generally, the consulate

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Affidavit of Support

The law requires you to provide evidence that beneficiary will not become a public charge. Thus, you are required to file Form I-864, an Affidavit of Support, to evidence that you have sufficient means to support. For example, for a family of two, your income must exceed $15,175.00 per year. If this can not be

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ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS: An example based on Marriage to an U.S. Citizen

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS: An example based on Marriage to an U.S. Citizen We views all marriages of a foreign national to a U.S. citizen as a marriage entered into for the specific purpose to obtain the foreign national’s permanent residence status. The married couple is required to rebut this presumption by providing evidence that the marriage

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Why Study in the United States?

Education in the United States generally ref lects the values and priorities of the society. These include a dedication to democratic ideals, a commitment to individual freedom, and a respect for the diversity of the population. In broad terms, the U.S. education system has as its goal the establishment of a quality education that will

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Different types of US visas

USA has one of the most complex immigration process and number of different kinds of Visas Available. Majority of all Visas Available for USA are of Temporary Nature. Once in the US, the person, if eligible, may apply to become a Permanent Resident (PR) (commonly referred to as Green Card). Different types of US visas

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What is A U.S. Citizen?

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A U.S. citizen (hereinafter “USC”) is one step further than a U.S. permanent resident. Put another way, it is one step beyond a green card holder. Citizenship will give you the maximum rights available in the U.S. Citizens may also find it advantageous to use a U.S. passport when traveling. What are the different ways

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What is a Permanent Resident Card?

What is a Permanent Resident Card? A Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a Green Card, is evidence of your status as a lawful permanent resident with a right to live and work permanently in the United States. It also is evidence of your registration in accordance with United States immigration laws. The Permanent Resident

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What is an H-1B?

What is an H-1B? The H-1B is a nonimmigrant classification used by an alien who will be employed temporarily in a specialty occupation or as a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability. What is a specialty occupation require for H-1B? A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge

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USA welcomes thousands of new immigrants and visitors each year

Trying to find information or trying to navigate your way through the internet to locate information on Immigration can be quite complicated. The process of understanding and making an application to the USA authorities, under the various categories can be puzzling. Although you can represent yourself, hiring a professional guarantees you a stress-free alternative. We

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 What is the Green Card processing time?

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One of the most common question immigrants have is what is the Green Card processing time. The green card processing time is very long, as you will have to deal with numerous government problems. The process can be frustrating and slow if you just jump in headfirst. The main steps you will most likely need

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Quotas in EB-5

The United States admits approximately 1 million new immigrants annually. Of that total, only 1% or 10,000 enter as EB-5 investors. Currently, there is no waiting time as there had been a dearth of projects from which to select in the U.S. until fairly recently. Of the 10,000 visas available, a minimum of 3,000 visa numbers are setaside and designated

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CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

The term conviction means that a court has entered a formal judgment of guilt in your case. If a formal judgment has not yet been entered, you may still be “convicted” if: · A judge or a jury has found you guilty, you have entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, · or you

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How do I immigrate to the United States?

An Immigrant Visa is issued to a foreign national who wants to live permanently in USA. In such cases, a employer sponsors the individual by filing an application form with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The application is then sent to the appropriate USA. Embassy. An immigrant must present the visa at a USA port-of-entry

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What is the new Executive Action of President Obama?

The U.S. immigration system is broken. The U.S. Department of State has estimated that there are at least 11 million of undocumented aliens in the country. To contrast a stall in Congress for a comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama has finally decided to take action by announcing a deferred action program for certain illegal immigrants.

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Family Law

Family law is an area of law that concerns family issues and domestic relationships, which include: Marriage; civil unions, same-sex marriage; adoption; child custody; child abuse; child abduction divorce and annulment; property settlements; Green Card and deportation issues; alimony and palimony; visitation right for the non custodial parent; juvenile adjudication (criminal cases); international family law

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How do I get an L-1 Visa?

How do I get an L-1 Visa? The L-1 visa or “Intracompany Transferee” is a non-immigrant visa, which allows companies operating both in the United States, and abroad, to transfer certain classes of employee, in the managerial, executive, or specialized knowledge, to U.S. subsidiaries. Even though L-1 visa was created for large multinational companies, it

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FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW COURTS

FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW COURTS In the United States, immigration law courts have limited jurisdiction to hear cases against non-US citizens charged with removability from the U.S. under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Federal immigration law courts are part of the U.S. department of justice and are located in virtually all of the 50 States.

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What Can Happen If A Permanent Resident Is Convicted Of A Crime?

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What happens if I get convicted of a crime? A criminal conviction can have a very deep impact on someone’s life. Depending on the severity of the crime, the punishment can vary from fines, to probation, to time in jail. Also, there may be collateral consequences that come with a criminal conviction. The first one

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Temporary Visas TOP

Temporary Visas TOP Below are brief descriptions of the major temporary (non-immigrant) U.S. visas A1 Ambassador, diplomatic, career, or consular officer and immediate family A2 Other foreign government official or employee and immediate family A3 Attendant, servant, or personal employee of A1 or A2 classes, and family B1 Temporary visitor for business B2 Temporary visitor

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Work-Related Visas TOP

Work-Related Visas TOP Below are brief descriptions of the major work-related permanent (immigrant) U.S. visas. E1 First Preference | Priority Workers E1-1: Aliens with extraordinary ability in sciences, art, education, business or athletics, with demonstrated sustained national or international acclaim, who intend to continue work in same area of extraordinary ability upon entering the U.S.

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What is the difference between an immigrant and a non-immigrant visa?

What is the difference between an immigrant and a non-immigrant visa? An immigrant visa is the visa issued to persons wishing to live permanently in the United States. A non-immigrant visa is the visa issued to persons with permanent residence outside the U.S. but who wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis,

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Acción ejecutiva de Obama para inmigrantes indocumentados en Estados Unidos

El Presidente Barack Obama, ha anunciado una acción ejecutiva que permitirá la deportación de al menos cinco millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. Sin embargo, otros tantos se podrán legalizar en gran medida gracias a la mayor medida de inmigración desde el Presidente Reagan. ¿Cuáles son los puntos de la acción ejecutiva? La acción ejecutiva protege de

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Immigrants Increasingly Moving to Suburbs Across the U.S.

Immigrants Increasingly Moving to Suburbs Across the U.S. Realtors and homebuilders in Houston’s sprawling suburbs are adapting to the metro area’s increasingly diverse immigrant population. That means local homebuilders are adding culturally nuanced features commonly found in Latin American and Mediterranean-style homes to new home plans, and realtors are taking classes in feng shui to

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After H-1B, now the L-1 visa applications

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 Visa applications by India’s software services firms that get roughly half their revenue from work done at client sites overseas are likely to come under greater scrutiny this year in their biggest market, as the United States looks to tighten these rules. Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services and other Indian IT firms will have to deal

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What is the major differences between O-1 visa and EB1-Extraordinary Ability application?

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What is the major differences between O-1 visa and EB1-Extraordinary Ability application? and what is difference between O-1 and other employment related nonimmigrant status, such as H-1B?   The requirements for O-1 visa or status are similar to those for the EB1 Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A or EB1-EA), employment based permanent residence category. The difference is that

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Against the immigration reform – Rand Paul

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Rand Paul to Discuss the need of a Immigration Reform in America and he deos not suppor any amnesty. Sen.Rand Paul(R., Ky.) voted against the Senates comprehensive immigration reform bill last year, but on Wednesday he plans to discuss the need for immigration reform. Mr. Paul will join former New York MayorMichael Bloombergs Partnership for

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10,000 visas available annually for immigrant investors

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  An Executive Summary and Overview of the EB-5 Program – By Jonathan R. Bloch | Senior Member of the Global Hospitality Group® U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as “EB-5,” created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign

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Visa problems, lack of money, lack of traction, lack of a team

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  Over 90% of tech startups fail, but I never thought my baby, 99dresses, would be one of them. If there is one thing that doing a startup has taught me, its that I am much more resilient than I could have ever imagined. Looking back, when I started 99dresses fresh out of high school

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Work permits issued to American citizens for a power project

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  A British Columbia trade union is challenging a series of work permits issued to American citizens for a power project in the province’s north, arguing it has uncovered yet another glaring example of a foreign-worker loophole the government must tie up to protect jobs. The union contends Canadians lost employment when border agents, whose

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