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- Passport Seized Pending Possible Deportation - Will It Be Returned?
When a foreign national is in the United States, the Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency (ICE) may detain the person if he or she is a suspect in a crime. It is crucial that the individual contact immigration services or a lawyer versed in immigration matters before seeking any action that may lead for further consequences.
- U.S. Green Card Marriage Interview: Common Questions
The process of a green card marriage may lead to several interviews with the immigration authorities where the couple may fall under suspicion of a false relationship or a fake marriage. However, preparation and follow-through with an awareness of what common questions that may arise helps the couple demonstrate the legitimacy of the relationship.
- Changes in Federal Criminal Law Since Trump
Many of my clients ask me how the election of Donald Trump to the presidency has changed the outlook on their cases. As one would expect, the existing criminal laws are now being enforced much more harshly, resulting in unfair incarceration for many first offenders. Below are the three major areas that I have seen substantial changes in the last year
- Can I Acquire Work Authorization While I am a Student with F1 Visa?
When a foreign national is already a student through granted F1 visa status, he or she faces several restrictions that may remove the possibility of work authorization before the degree is complete. Even amidst these limitations, the student may acquire employment in the United States that may extend or change a visa to a work or permanent green card.
- How Do I Extend my Student Visa?
Foreign nationals that are in the United States through a student visa need to remain attentive to the paperwork and files necessary for visa extension. When the deadline for filing approaches or when an extension filed requires help, these foreign students must contact the appropriate offices to provide whatever additional details demanded.
- Immigration Crackdown Destroying Families
When the Trump administration announced its crackdown on immigration the motivation behind it was twofold, to reduce the number of immigrants who commit crimes and reduce the financial burden of the US in supporting immigrants not here legally.
- How to Acquire a Permanent Resident Card for the United States?
Moving to the United States is either increasingly difficult or a moderately hard accomplishment for a foreign national. These factors are dependent on the federal government laws and regulations that affect foreign citizens based on what is believed a good or bad idea.
- How to Acquire an H1B Visa?
An H1B visa lottery is necessary for certain immigrants that are unable to acquire sponsorship for certain green cards, obtain permanent or temporary work visas through a company or by other means. Due to the necessity of needing to obtain an H1B visa, some foreign nationals may need to wait until the new year permits the lottery to start issuing these.
- How to Acquire an Alien Labor Certification
Certification to work in the United States may be accomplished through various means, and acquiring an Alien Labor Certification is possible by non-citizens of the country that have been provided the ability to work and live permanently in the nation. While there are many ways for green card status to be applied, it is important to ensure all rules and regulations are followed strictly.
- Employer's Use of the E-Verify System
Electronic verification is used for confirming the ability and authorization for a new hire to work within a company through employers using and implementing these systems in the company. While it may cause little impact to an employee that is already authorized to work within the United States, foreign citizens could find themselves greatly affected.