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L-1A visa holders can obtain green card under the EB-1C category

The L-1A visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows a foreign company to send an employee to the U.S. Employers who already have offices in the U.S. are simply transferring the employee to a different office. Companies can also send executives or managers to the U.S. to establish an office if there is not an existing location.

Trump Thumping Continues with H-1B 3rd Party Worksite Policy Memo

This Policy Memorandum (PM) supplements and supersedes preceding 3rd Party Worksite PMs and continues the Trump Thumping of the H1B program to further the Buy American and Hire American Executive Order under the scheme of protecting U.S. workers. The PM compels USCIS officers to request detailed documentation to ensure an employer-employee relationship exists and is maintained while an employee is working at a third-party worksite and encourages the review of prior 3rd party worksite petitions to confirm prior compliance as the location of work may change.

USCIS Form I-131 Denials for travelers on H/L visa outside the US

USCIS Form I-131 Advance Parole is file with an I-485 Application to adjust status to lawful permanent residence. The general rule is that I-131 advance parole requests are denied where the I-485 applicant travels outside the US before approval of the I-131.

Are You A Foreign Entrepreneur Looking To Come To The US? Here Are 13 Ways To Do So

The U.S. is a nation of immigrant entrepreneurs. While immigrants make up 13 percent of the U.S. population foreign entrepreneurs start one in four businesses. How does an immigrant entrepreneur start a business in the U.S. and come to the U.S.? While we do not have an entrepreneur visa, there are many visas for startup founders to create and then run their business. 

How to hire a foreign employee for short-term work in the US

Approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available each fiscal year to international applicants seeking work in the United States. If you want to hire a foreign national for employment in the U.S., the process can seem overwhelming. Determining which forms to fill out, what government agency they need to go to and when can be a struggle if you do not know where to start.

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