Articles and Blog Posts From 2016

USCIS Fraud Alert Targeting L-1 Visa Companies

USCIS Fraud Alert Targeting L-1 Visa Companies The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fraud unit, formally known as the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS), is expected to expand the number of site visits for this year. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General has analyzed the USCIS L-1 intracompany transferee program, suggesting ways to reduce fraud and standardize adjudications… Read more

What Does an Immigration Attorney Do?

What Does an Immigration Attorney Do?  U.S. immigration law is notoriously complex. Even minor errors in a visa application or evidence you provide can lead to a year-long delay, deportation, or denial of a visa. An immigration lawyer can help you understand your rights, interpret the law, develop a strategy, and walk you through the immigration process. An immigration attorney can also represent you in court, although most time is spent… Read more

H-1B Visa Alternatives: What are My Options?

H-1B Visa Alternatives: What are My Options? Due to the expected high demand, employers should be planning now for a possible rejection of their H-1B petitions. Alternative visa options for affected employees include, but are limited to, the following: for Canadian and Mexican professionals, the TN visa available under the North American Free Trade Agreement; for nationals of Australia, the E-3 visa; for nationals of Chile or Singapore,… Read more

Will my adopted child get a green card and/or US Citizenship?

Will my adopted child get a green card and/or US Citizenship? The answer is maybe. A Hague Convention adoptee may qualify for immigration benefits if: (1) the child is habitually a resident in a country that is a party to the Convention, (2) the child is under 16 years of age when the immediate relative petition is filed; (3) the child has either: (a) two living parents who are incapable of providing proper care for the child, or (b) one sole or surviving parent… Read more

What are the reasons for green card denials?

Green Card Process When it comes to getting a green card, it is vital to understand the process. Part of the understanding the process includes knowing the top reasons green cards are denied. Knowing why a green card could be denied now can prevent rejection in the future. Not knowing the process can make getting a green card much more difficult and time-consuming. However, a proper understanding… Read more