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Immigrants, Beware of Phone Scam 2016

Immigrants all over the country are being targeted for phone scams. Don’t be one of the victims! Scammers pretend to be a government official and call immigrants saying there is a problem with their immigration record. Sometimes they know personal information about the immigrant. They ask for personal and sensitive details, and demand immediate payment

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Mandated H-1B Cap for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

  Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressional mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. USCIS has also received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select the

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News for International Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States) so that they may start or scale their businesses here in the United States. Read the advance version of the notice of proposed rulemaking: International

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New News for Foreign Entrepreneurs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published a final rule to improve the ability of certain promising start-up founders to begin growing their companies within the United States and help improve our nation’s economy through increased capital spending, innovation and job creation. Under this final rule, DHS may use its “parole” authority to grant

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U.S. Visas for Female Fighters in Mixed Martial Arts

MMA is taking the U.S. by storm. In most cities and towns there are gyms offering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, karate, boxing and other mixed martial arts. The sport of MMA is growing and evolving and not just with internationally known male fighters. Female MMA fighters are also trending in MMA. The key to a U.S. work visa

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Current Statistics and Information on President Trumps Executive Order

Most foreign Nationals are concerned about leaving the country and trying to reenter the U.S. in light of President Trumps Executive orders. Our Immigration office urges all foreign nationals holding dual citizenship, permanent residency or a temporary work, visitor or student visa, (such as E-2, H-1B, L-1, B-2, F-1, etc.) to review travel information and

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U.S. Passports in Jeopardy for Serious IRS Tax Debt

Revocation or Denial of U.S. Passports in case of Certain Unpaid Taxes The IRS is working to restrict travel by U.S. citizens under section 7345 of the tax code. IRS may now certify individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt ($50,000.00 or more) to the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”). DOS is responsible for issuing and

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USCIA Completes Data Entry of FY 2018 H-1 Cap Subject Petitions

USCIS announced on May 3, 2017 it has completed data entry of all fiscal year 2018 H-1B cap-subject petitions. USCIS said it has begun returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that were not selected in the lottery. Due to the high volume of filings, USCIS was unable to provide a specific time frame for returning these

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Winning Does Matter

Even though a foreign national may have felt like a winner in the H-1B Lottery, a blue sheet Request for Evidence (RFE) from USCIS leaves many feeling like a loser, lost in paper. Drafting a winning response to an RFE requires careful attention to the facts, regulations an current USCIS policy. The following points may

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What in the world is an EB-5?

WHAT IS EB-5? Look out your window. Restaurants, high rise apartments, hotels, and other significant commercial enterprises will bring you face to face with EB-5. The EB-5 program is an Immigrant Investor Program that Congress created in 1990 to stimulate the U.S economy through job creations and capital investment by immigrant investors by creating new

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Are You A Superstar Athlete? Tips for Choosing the Right US Visa.

Picking the Right U.S. Visa for Athletes: B-1, P-1, O-1 and EB-1   The U.S. is a Nation of adoring sports fans in areas such as Football, Baseball, Hockey, and now the very popular areas of MMA, Kickboxing, Judo and Brazilian Jui-Jitsu. Superstar athletes may qualify for different types of Visa. The following “star guide”

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