Immigration Blog

Navigating the intricate web of immigration options can be exciting yet complex. The decision between the E-2 visa and EB-5 visa may appear straightforward for foreign investors and entrepreneurs. However, these visas diverge significantly in their requirements, benefits, and long-term pathways to permanent residency. Discerning which visa is most suitable for you will depend on...

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Before 2009, the death of a petitioner or principal applicant during the application process could lead to the denial of the petition, resulting in an individual not being able to complete the processing of their green card application. However, in 2009, Congress introduced a rule allowing individuals to obtain immigration benefits even in the event...

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Students In the dynamic landscape of immigration and employment, international students on F-1 visas in the United States often face uncertainties, particularly when transitioning to H-1B nonimmigrant status. What happens if a student, approved for a change to H-1B status, is laid off or terminated by their H-1B employer before officially obtaining the new status?...

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The EB-5 visa program was created in 1990 by Congress to promote job creation and capital investment by foreign investors in the U.S. economy. The EB-5 program is administered by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It enables foreign investors (as well as their spouses and unmarried children under 21) to obtain U.S. permanent...

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced on October 23, 2023, its plan to amend and modernize the H-1B specialty occupation worker program as an effort to “attract global talent, reduce undue burdens on employers, and prevent fraud and abuse in the immigration system” under the Biden...

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The Patel Law Group immigration practice was retained to obtain an L-1A petition approval for a multinational manager. The petitioning U.S. entity, an international company engaged in in the business of IT and ITES services, required the managerial expertise of the beneficiary in the United States to serve in the role of Senior Program Manager. ...

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