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Smart Border Crossings - How to Protect Yourself

Only U.S. citizens are guaranteed entry to the U.S. when applying to cross the border. For everyone else there is no guarantee, and noncitizens can be questioned about the purpose of their visit. Lawful permanent residents (green card holders) are in… Read More
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Categories: Tips and Strategy, Visas

Proposed Parole for Entrepreneurs: Not For Most Small Businesses

USCIS published a Proposed Rule on August 31, 2016 which would grant parole to “entrepreneurs of start-up entities.” Parole allows entry into the United States without obtaining a visa, and potentially could simplify the immigration experience fo… Read More
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Expanded 601A Provisional Waivers are Finally Here!

Effective today, August 29, 2016, the 601A Provisional Waiver is expanded to cover many more immigrants! This waiver is a great convenience and it eliminates the need to spend lengthy time outside the United States. It is for people who must return t… Read More
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Success Story: Border Patrol Error Almost Cost an Immigrant His Future

The DACA program offers immigrant youth a number of benefits: it can stop deportation and you can get a work permit. With a work permit, you can get a social security number and a better job – all without fear of being deported. But DACA also offer… Read More
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I Want to Travel and Work in the U.S. While Waiting for My Family Green Card

We frequently hear this request when handling family-based cases. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can petition certain relatives for a green card, but there can be waiting lists and delays while the paperwork is pending. Altogether, this… Read More
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Equestrian industry feeling the impact of H-2B visa changes

Beginning in 2015, the equestrian industry has been jolted by changes to the H-2B temporary visa program. Competition stables and farms used to rely on the H-2B visa for their foreign workers during competition season: grooms, riders, and other tempo… Read More
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