Will I-squared Change the Immigration Landscape

A new bill was introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch on January 13th, 2015, that is intended to make some positive changes to the immigration system, especially those in the country on an H-1B Visa, a student visa, or green cards. The bill, titled, “The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2015” has not yet been voted on, but if passed will be a significant step in the right direction for many who are looking to Read More

Immigration Basics: The E-2 Treaty Investor Program

One of the main goals of US immigration policy is to allow and encourage people from around the world to come to the United States to invest in US businesses. For those who are from a country with which the US has an established treaty of commerce and navigation, the E-2 Treaty Investor classification may be the ideal option. This nonimmigrant classification was set up specifically for individuals who are looking Read More

Immigration for Athletes: Understanding the P-1A Visa

Athletes who compete at a high level often have the opportunity to travel the world to showcase their talents. This is a great way to build goodwill between countries and expand the audience of a particular sport. For the athletes to travel to the United States, however, they will need to get a visa. The P-1A visa is made specifically for these athletes, and it can help streamline the process. When to Seek a Read More

Australian Investors: How the E-3 Visa Can Help You Immigrate to the USA

If you are an Australian national looking to immigrate to the United States, you’ll have a number of options to consider. If you work in a specialty occupation, one of the most direct options may be to use the E-3 Visa. This is a program that has been set up to help attract the many talented Australian individuals looking to come to the US, and may be the perfect solution for you. Who Qualifies? In order to be Read More

Understanding Immigration: The E-1 Treaty Trader

If you wish to come to the United States to engage in international trade, and you are from a country with which the US has a treaty of commerce and navigation, you may be able to qualify for E-1 “Treaty Trader” status.  This is an excellent option if you are in the business of trading goods, services, international banking, insurance, tourism, technology, or similar ventures. In addition to obtaining E-1 Treaty Read More

Beware the promises of Notarios! ¡Cuidado con las promesas de los Notarios!

Beware the promises of Notarios! President Obama’s immigration reforms will not help everyone. STOP because while there is a lot of excitement around this announcement, the truth is that not everyone will be eligible. Do not believe notarios and other unauthorized consultants who promise immediate action in order to steal your money. WAIT  until the details are released. The wrong help can hurt your chances of Read More

Five Things You Should Know about 2014 Immigration Reform

2014 has been a rough year for immigrants who have waited for decades for some type of immigration reform. After the president announced his intention to act if Congress did not this summer, he pushed off announcing and implementing his plan until after the mid-term elections. Was this just more politics? After taking quite the beating at the polls, many wondered whether the president would act or delay, again. Read Read More

The EB-5 Program: Understanding Investment Visas, Part Two

In part one of this series, we explained that the EB-5 Program was set up by the United States government as a way to spur economic growth by attracting foreign investors.  Part one discussed what types of businesses can be invested in, and how much capital must be provided in order to qualify for this type of visa.  In addition to those requirements, there are also several requirements regarding job creation related Read More

The EB-5 Program: Understanding Investment Visas, Part One

The EB-5 Program, more accurately called the Immigrant Investor Visa Program, was established by Congress back in 1990 as a way to help stimulate the economy by attracting foreign investors.  This special visa allows non-citizens to make a sizable monetary investment into new or existing US-based businesses with the goal of creating or saving jobs.  Depending on how much money is invested, the business can be Read More

Immigration for Athletes, Artists and Entertainers: Understanding the ‘O’ Visa

As an athlete, an artist, or an entertainer, gaining access to the United States is often critical for your career advancement. Unfortunately, the immigration process can be confusing and time consuming. In this blog entry we are going to shed some light on the “O” Visa - which is generally the best option for performers and artists like you. The O Visa is set up specifically for individuals who have Read More