Chris Prescott

The E-2 visa is an excellent pathway for investors from treaty countries to enter the U.S. and manage their own business. One of the key aspects of securing an E-2 visa is demonstrating a substantial investment in the U.S. enterprise. However, many prospective applicants are unsure if they can use loans to meet the investment...

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For many foreign workers in the United States, the H-1B visa program represents an opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. However, navigating the intricacies of the H-1B transfer process can be challenging, especially if you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been benched for an extended period.  Being “benched” refers to a scenario...

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Family reunification is a core principle of the U.S. immigration system, allowing American citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) to sponsor their close relatives for green cards. This process can be complex, with various visa categories and specific requirements. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore who can petition for family members, the different...

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In January we reported that USCIS had agreed to this as part of a major settlement. If you file the applications together, they will adjudicate H-4, H-4 EADs, and L-2 with the I-129 (H-1B or L-1). Despite the agreement under the Edakunni settlement, the H-4/L-2 are not always processed in tandem with the principal Form...

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As an experienced Immigration Attorney, I have been drafting PERMs for IT staffing companies for over a decade.  However, recently the Department of Labor (DOL) began questioning my travel requirements, despite no changes in the law etc. In cases where employees work at client locations through an IT staffing company, I typically list the employer’s...

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The America Immigrant Investor Alliance (AIIA) has recently released data on EB-5 supply and demand for reserved or set-aside categories. This data was obtained from USCIS through various Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. This information is crucial for estimating and predicting wait times for prospective investors interested in the visa set-aside categories. Since the...

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Introduction: A group of immigrants and employer groups filed a lawsuit against the exponential fees increase proposed by USCIS scheduled to take effect from April 1, 2024. This case was filed by the Plaintiffs Samantha Moody, American Immigrant Investor Alliance (AIIA), and IT Service Alliance at The District court of Colorado. This case addresses significant...

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