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March 2018 Archives

Administration tightens rules for some H-1B visa sponsors

The H-1B visa allows certain highly skilled people to work in the U.S. for several years. It also allows fashion models and specific workers on Department of Defense projects to work temporarily in the United States. What H-1B visas are most noted for, however, is bringing in foreign talent when high-tech industries can't fill their jobs with home-grown workers.

Sessions seeks to reduce 'rampant fraud and abuse' in asylum

The immigration courts work somewhat differently from other courts in the U.S. Rather than being independent and staffed by judges who base their authority on a constitutional mandate, they are considered part of the Department of Justice and are staffed by administrative law judges. That means that the head of the DOJ -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- has a certain amount authority over immigration judges.

Do you qualify for the 'Melania Trump Immigrant Visa'?

There have been much discussion in the media recently about FLOTUS Melania Trump and how she obtained her lawful permament residence status in the U.S.  Here, we provide better perspective on what the "Melania Trump Immigrant Visa" entails. Essentially, it is a type of employment visa or business immigration visa. 

O visas for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement

An O visa is a non-immigrant temporary visa granted to individuals who possess extraordinary talents or achievements. Generally, the individual must be nationally or internationally recognized for their talents.

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