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What Is An Eb-5 Investor Visa?

The EB-5 visa, also known as the Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Program, was created by Congress in 1990, and provides a method for foreign nationals to obtain lawful permanent residence (e.g. a green card) if they are willing to invest money in the United States. Essentially, to obtain an EB-5 visa, an individual must invest one million dollars, or in some cases $500,000,  in a certified U.S. job-creating commercial enterprise, creating or preserving at least 10…

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Obtaining A Green Card Through Marriage

United States citizens and permanent residents can sponsor spouses through a petition for a Green Card by marriage. In order to do so, both the petitioner and the beneficiary have to establish their eligibility, prove that their marriage is bona fide (legitimate), and compellingly demonstrate that it was not entered into for the sole purpose of obtaining immigration benefits. It is important to note that the application process varies depending on whether the petitioner is a…

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Paterson Mayor Joins Other Cities In Backing Obama

Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres of Paterson, New Jersey announced that he would be part of the Cities United for Immigration Action (CUIA) effort to back President Obama in appealing the Texas judge’s ruling in February that halted implementation of a plan that would protect millions of unauthorized immigrants from being deported.  In this effort, Paterson joined dozens of other municipalities across the country in supporting the administration's stalled effort to set forth immigration executive actions.  In…

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¿porque Contratar A Un Abogado De Inmigración?

El sistema de inmigración de los Estados Unidos es extremadamente complejo, en constante cambio, y administrado por múltiples agencias gubernamentales. Mientras que estas agencias intentan proporcionar información útil para el público, podrÍ­a ser un grave error confiar en las agencias gubernamentales para asesoramiento jurÍ­dico relativo a la legalización de su estatus inmigratorio en los Estados Unidos. Ellos no tienen ninguna responsabilidad por la información que proporcionan a los consumidores y los empleados con frecuencia no están…

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H-4 Regulation Allows Employment

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued rules allowing employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B non-immigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.  This long-awaited ruling is to go into effect on May 26, 2015.  The amended regulation is critically important because previously H-4 dependent spouses were disallowed the opportunity to work in the United States.  Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses who are the principal beneficiaries…

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How To Choose The Best Immigration Lawyer

Choosing the right immigration lawyer is critical to the outcome of your case.  It is important to make sure that the immigration attorney you select has the right background, training, credentials, associations, and track record.  To help ensure that you select the best immigration attorney, there are certain criteria that you should utilize during your selection process.  In particular, there are six measures which should be positively satisfied before making your decision. The first criterion is…

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When To Hire An Immigration Attorney?

You will definitely want to consult with an attorney who practices immigration law in the following circumstances: 1) if you have had an immigration application refused or denied; 2) if you are uncertain about your eligibility for a green card or other immigration benefit; 3) if you are requesting any sort of discretionary relief, such as political asylum or a waiver, which involves persuading the immigration authorities to make an exception or offer you benefits that…

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Why Hire An Immigration Attorney?

Navigating the complex framework of immigration laws and regulations can be challenging, stressful and even risky, particularly when deportation or separation from your loved one/s is a real possibility. Therefore, it’s not a big surprise that many people choose to hire an immigration lawyer to help them move countries. Do you need an immigration lawyer? The U.S. immigration system is extremely complex, ever-changing, and administered by multiple governmental agencies. While these agencies attempt to provide helpful…

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Common Questions On The Naturalization Test

In the U.S. citizenship application process, after you have filed your naturalization application package, if you meet all of the eligibility requirements, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will schedule you for an interview.  During the interview, the examiner will test your English reading and writing skills by giving you a simple dictation test in which you must read a sentence in English and write a sentence in English that the officer says aloud.  You…

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What Are The Different Types Of U.S. Visas?

There are essentially two main categories of U.S. visas: non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas.   Non-immigrant visas are for temporary visits, such as for tourism, business/work, or educational purposes. Immigrant visas are for people intending to actually immigrate to the United States. What are the most common non-immigrant visas? The most common non-immigrant visas are the following: B-1 (Business Visitor) B-2 (Pleasure Visitor/ Tourist Visa) F Visa (Student Visa) H-1B (Visa for specialty occupations in fields requiring highly specialized knowledge) J Visa (Exchange…

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