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When the U.S. Government Is Not Satisfied With Your U.S. Visa Application | How to Respond to RFE, NOIDS or Intent to Revoke Visa Status.

We have witnessed the sheer panic in clients eyes, when they walk into our office for the first time with an Request for Additional Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), or Intent to Revoke Visa status. Some have used attorneys, and some have filed their case without an immigration lawyer. The below infographic, and description on "How to respond to RFE" is designed to help foreign nationals respond to receipt of such a notice from the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, with productive and helpful steps alongside his or her attorney.

Q&A: What is the Status of a Foreign National Who Enters the U.S. Illegally and Receives "Paroled" Status by a US Customs Border & Patrol Officer to Remain in the United States?

With the recent border surge of undocumented individuals seeking asylum or alternative relief in the United States, our attorneys have seen much confusion regarding the status of those who are in 'paroled' status. The purpose of this short Q&A is not to explain parole status. Rather, assuming parole status we have answered the following questions below:

Work Visas for Nurses and Other Professionals When DOL says 'Not a Speciality Occupation' - H-1B Visa Alternatives for Canadian & Mexican Nationals

Nurses often have a unique issue in qualifying for H-1B speciality work visa status since the Department of Labor ("DOL") determined Nurses only require a 2 year diploma. In contrast, an H-1B work visa is only available to professions that require a 4 year degree minimum such as an accountant. The TN work visa, available under NAFTA, is an alternative available for Canadian and Mexican Nationals.

O Visa? Oh... The O Visa! An Alternative Work Visa for Professionals to the H-1B

Over recent years, H-1B visas have not been a viable option for many foreign national professionals. This is largely due to the ridged 65,000 year cap.  Many students in F-1 status, Optical Training Status & abroad or professionals with job offers from U.S. Employers then lose hope of gaining the required work visa in the United States.

Working Together to Reduce U.S. Crime - The U Visa & How it Works

This brief blog article is a quick reference to help explain the U visa. Often our clients overlook crimes which qualify for U visa consideration. Both mental and physical harm suffered by a victim of crime is serious, and grounds for U visa eligibility. The goal of the U visa is for victims of crime to assist or cooperate in the investigation or prosecution of crimes in the United States.

Is the New & Old Job an Identical Match? - Tip(s) That Will Make or Break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability Process

This blog tip is being posted to assist U.S. Employers and foreign nationals avoid the harsh consequences of failing to understand the key principle discussed below. The Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") through AC21 allows for foreign national employees who have a PERM Labor Certification and/or I-140 filed on their behalf to change employers without losing their respective priority date with the Department of State ("DOS"). The visa bulletin, issued monthly by DOS, allows foreign national applicants who are being sponsored by a U.S. employer to know when they are eligible to become a U.S. Permanent Resident.

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