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The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
Looking to start a business venture in the U.S.? The E-2 Visa may be right for you.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-06-07 Read post
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USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period for Employment Authorization Documents

New rule as of May 4, 2022 will help avoid gaps in employment for many foreign nationals

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-05-17 Read post
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AILA Flyer - Expediting Visa Appointments

Latest PDF copy of AILA Flyer on Expediting NIV Visa Appointments

Posted by Documents on 2022-04-28 Read post
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USCIS Issues Revised Guidance on O-1 Eligibility Criteria

USCIS clarifies how it evaluates an O-1 extraordinary ability alien's prospective work.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-04-21 Read post
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CBP Now Issuing Work-Authorized I-94s for L and E Spouses
More on Employment Authorization for L and E Spouses

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-03-24 Read post
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Employment Authorization for E, L and H Dependent Spouses
Recent litigation and important updates for spouses of E, L and H visa holders.

Employment Authorization for E, L and H Dependent Spouses

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-03-09 Read post
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Brief Summary of U.S. Visa Options for Foreign Athletes

An original article where we highlight the various approaches and visa categories for athletes coming to work/play in the U.S. and also advice for teams and general managers

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-02-23 Read post
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Brief Summary of the EB-2 National Interest Waiver Category

Our summary of the EB-2 "National Interest Waiver" category of employment-based immigration; a primer on who is eligible, standards and requirements, etc.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2022-02-15 Read post
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The Truth About the H-1B Visa and Impacts on U.S. Workers

Common myths surrounding this controversial visa category, the H-1B. The following is taken from the American Immigration Council’s Fact Sheet

Posted by News Item on 2022-01-25 Read post
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New Temporary Amendments to I-9 Employment Verification Process

For now, due to COVID and increases in employees working outside of a central office, the U.S. is temporarily allowing completion of I-9 forms to be done electronically/remotely.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2021-10-15 Read post
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New Visa Information Pages Uploaded

We recently created a whole section of our website with terrific resources and description of the predominant visas in the U.S. visa immigration system

Posted by Mark Ople on 2021-09-14 Read post
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How USCIS Under Trump Discouraged Legal Immigration to the U.S.

We look at how the Trump Administration policy changes at USCIS greatly reduced legal immigration to the United States

Posted by Mark Ople on 2021-06-02 Read post
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Brief Summary of the Public Charge Rule

The public charge ground of inadmissibility has been a part of the U.S. immigration law for more than a century. But that could change with an upcoming Supreme Court ruling.

Posted by Mark Ople on 2021-02-23 Read post