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Immigration Legal Blog: Written by Immigration Lawyers for those Seeking US Visas

Read a post, browse the archives, and leave a comment: our immigration blog strives to inform our readers of all of the most important United State immigration information and news.

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4/24/2014
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Is your I-526 Petition Delayed?

If you or someone you know has submitted an I-526 petition within the past year, chances are, that petition is still pending.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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4/23/2014
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The EB-5 Visa: A Better Alternative To The H-1B

Are you contemplating an H-1B visa? If so, it may be time to consider an EB-5 visa instead.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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4/1/2014
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EB-5 Program Provides Much Needed Boost for U.S. Economy

News statistics reveal that the EB-5 is boosting the U.S. economy. Read more to find out how.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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3/26/2014
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Benefits of Regional Center Investments for Chinese EB-5 Visa Holders

Why are more and more Chinese nationals investing in regional centers for EB-5 visas? You may be surprised at some of the freedoms these programs offer.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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3/15/2014
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Is an E-2 Visa the Best Choice to Start a Small Business in California?

Considering an E-2 visa to start your small business? You may be able to visit your California business location under a Visa Waiver Program or B visa.

Category: E-2 Visa for Entrepreneurs - Treaty Trader Investor Visa

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3/13/2014
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3 Tips for Finding the Right EB-5 Immigration Attorney

What are the 3 most important factors when choosing an immigration attorney to prepare your EB-5 visa petition? Read our top 3 items here.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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3/6/2014
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Canada Cancels Immigrant Investor Program- Will U.S. EB-5 Program Follow?

Canada cancelled its Immigrant Investor Program in early February. Read more to find out how this may impact the EB-5 Program in the U.S.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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3/5/2014
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Exploring Types of Housing Options for Foreign Students in California

Will you live in a dorm, or do you need more space for your family during your stay? Learn which type of housing for foreign students will suit your needs.

Category: F-1 Student Visa Special Report

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2/26/2014
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Continuous Residence Requirements for EB-1 Citizenship in California

Green card holders must maintain U.S. residency in order to apply for naturalization. Our legal team explains residency rules for California EB-1 citizenship.

Category: EB-1 Extraordinary Ability

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2/17/2014
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EB-5 Retrogression on the Horizon for Chinese Investors

There has been a lot of reports that the Department of State may implement a “cut-off” date for EB-5 Chinese investors. Last year, the Department of State indicated that this may be a possibility if the current rate of EB-5 Chinese investors continue to increase. As of the latest reports from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, which recently received updates from the Department of State, this potential “cut-off” date remains a possibility.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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2/17/2014
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Get Ahead of the Cap! The 2015 H-1 Visa Season Begins on April 1, 2014

Will your fiscal year 2015 H-1 visa be approved before the cap? A San Francisco immigration attorney helps you prepare your application as early as possible.

Category: H-1 Temporary Worker Visa

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2/7/2014
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Will Your Children Have to Change Visa Status to Attend School in CA?

Will you have to change visa status to attend school in CA? Our San Francisco L-1 visa attorneys explain who is permitted to seek an education in the U.S.

Category: L-1 Visa for Investors, Entrepreneurs, & Intracompany Transfers

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1/23/2014
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EB-5 Investors Shocked by U.S. Tax Requirements

As each year ends and a new one begins, the time for preparing taxes also comes and goes for investors looking to obtain an EB-5 visa.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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1/22/2014
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Senator Wades In on Potential Security Threats to U.S. via EB-5 Program

In the past two decades since the EB-5 Program has been introduced, the Program has endured much scrutiny from investors, the government and politicians.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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1/18/2014
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EB-5 Investors Cautioned to Conduct Due Diligence

In the wake of several fraud-related EB-5 investigations in 2013, various government agencies are issuing warnings to potential EB-5 investors. The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced fraud charges in October 2013 against a husband and wife team in Texas for allegedly defrauding EB-5 investors. The complaint, filed in late September 2013, by the SEC, contains numerous charges alleging the Texas couple:

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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1/16/2014
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South Korean Granted an Athletic P Visa to Play Video Games in U.S.

Is it a loophole in the system, or a genuine athletic career? Our California immigration attorneys discuss an approved athletic P visa for video gaming.

Category: P Visa Processing for Musical Groups and Athletes

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1/15/2014
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Office of Inspector General Issues Scathing Report on EB-5 Program

Late 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a scathing report about the current state of the EB-5 Program. The Inspector General Act of 1978 was passed to ensure that government was operating efficiently. In 2002, the Department of Homeland Security established an OIG office to conduct audits of its internal agencies to reduce fraud, abuse and inefficiencies within the DHS.

Category: EB-5 Green Card Visa

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1/10/2014
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Common Problems That Can Affect Your Legal California O-1 Visa Status

Want to make sure you’re fulfilling the terms of your special ability visa? A San Francisco immigration attorney explains common problems with O-1 visas.

Category: O-1 Visa for Extraordinary Ability

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1/2/2014
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Ponzi Schemes Rears Its Ugly Head into EB-5 Regional Centers

Because of the recent fraud charges against several individuals operating EB-5 regional centers, the Security and Exchange Commission has issued alerts to EB-5 investors about Ponzi schemes. Ponzi schemes are prohibited and illegal.

Category: EB-5

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12/26/2013
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Foreign Scientists May Qualify for an EB Visa National Interest Waiver

Is your research time-sensitive? You may be able to start working in the U.S. as soon as possible by applying for a National Interest Waiver for your EB visa.

Category: EB-1 Extraordinary Ability

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12/19/2013
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Infosys Case Shows Indian H-1B IT Workers Are “Unfairly Targeted”

Our San Francisco visa attorneys explain how Indian H-1B IT workers may be discriminated against when it comes to granting workers’ employee visas in the U.S.

Category: H-1 Temporary Worker Visa

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12/16/2013
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Switching Employers? Workers Can Transfer H-1B Visas in San Francisco

Are you considering changing H-1 employers in California? Our San Francisco immigration attorneys explain how to transfer your H-1B visa while you keep working.

Category: H-1 Temporary Worker Visa

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12/10/2013
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San Francisco Immigration Lawyer Outlines Reasons for a L-1 Visa Denial

Feeling unfairly rejected? Our San Francisco L-1 visa attorneys explain why the reasons for L-1 visa denial may not be as accurate—or warranted—as you think.

Category: L-1 Visa for Investors, Entrepreneurs, & Intracompany Transfers

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12/4/2013
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San Francisco Immigration Attorneys Discuss Working with an F-1 Visa

Not sure which jobs you could hold as a foreign student in California? Our San Francisco visa attorneys explain the rules of working with an F-1 visa.

Category: F-1 Student Visa Special Report

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11/26/2013
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Which P Visa for Athletes Can Bring You and Your Family to California?

Are you a foreign athlete competing in a U.S. sporting event? A San Francisco visa attorney discusses your eligibility for the P visa for athletes.

Category: P Visa Processing for Musical Groups and Athletes

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