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All Employers Must Use New I-9 Immigration Form

Posted in Immigration
Ever since President Donald J. Trump and his administration took office in January, the White House has taken a hardline stance on immigration. As such, employers must be prepared for certain adjustments to their laws they must abide by when hiring and employing immigrant workers. One of these adjustments is the newly updated Employment Eligibility… Continue Reading

Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa Hranka Waiver

Posted in Immigration
There are a number of complicated legal issues foreign individuals will need to address before entering the United States or its territories—even if they are on a temporary nonimmigrant visa. The good news is that there are certain waivers for grounds of inadmissibility that can help to ease the process for foreign nationals. Most of… Continue Reading

Ensuring Compliance with the Law When Hiring Foreign Workers

Posted in Immigration
Whenever your company is looking to hire new, internationally based employees, it’s important to be completely familiar with all of the federal regulations associated with employee eligibility. More specifically, you should be familiar with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which addresses information such as employment eligibility and non-discrimination against foreign workers. Employee eligibility As… Continue Reading

How Do J1 Visas for Medical Doctors Work?

Posted in Immigration, International
The United States and its territories are home to hundreds of thousands of immigrant doctors and other healthcare professionals. In fact, according to the Migration Policy Institute, about 26% of all physicians practicing within the United States immigrated to the country. These immigrants are critically important to the U.S. healthcare system, and the Department of… Continue Reading

US State Department Implements New Visa Waiver Program

Posted in Immigration
In January, the U.S. Department of State implemented some key changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which may have an impact on individuals who have either traveled to or are joint nationals of several countries with known connections to global terror networks. The VWP is designed to more easily facilitate travel to the United… Continue Reading

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Offers Funding to Entrepreneurs

Posted in Corporate & Financial Services, Immigration
It’s a fairly well known fact that obtaining U.S. residency can be a process rife with difficulty, including considerable expenses and time delays. For foreign investors interested in becoming permanent American residents, one useful route involves making investments in businesses or specific employment areas, and applying for an EB-5 visa. The EB-5 visa program provides… Continue Reading

Deadline for Haitians to Apply for Temporary Protected Status Approaching

Posted in Family Law & Children's Issues, Immigration
  After the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. government designated Haiti for temporary protected status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. Under section 244(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary is authorized to designate a foreign state for TPS upon finding that such state is experiencing an ongoing armed conflict,… Continue Reading