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Non-immigrant Visa

News Flash: Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals wishing to renew a nonimmigrant visa. The visa must be in the same classification and category. This is not the first instance of such an expansion.   48 Months is the Magic Number Originally, only applicants whose

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Fiancé Visa

Fiancé Visa: Before You Say “I Do”

Getting engaged is an exciting time, full of possibility and joy. Congratulations on finding the person who makes your heart sing! But while you are sharing the happy news with family and friends, don’t forget about an important process to help you bring your fiancé(e) to the U.S. for your

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Green Card

Do Green Card Holders Pay U.S. Taxes?

The short answer is “yes.” Acquiring a green card makes you a lawful U.S. permanent resident, as such, you automatically assume all the tax responsibilities of a U.S. tax resident. The federal government requires all tax-eligible U.S. citizens to declare their worldwide income sources to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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Immigration Fraud

Immigration Fraud

Immigration fraud is very common in the U.S. immigration system. As a result, government agencies evaluating immigration benefits have become highly skeptical and the penalty for fraud can be substantial. Many of the problems stem from a lack of understanding or from the political realities in the immigrant’s home country.

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Naturalization

How to Apply for U.S. Citizenship as a Refugee

Many people find themselves in the U.S. after escaping from their home countries due to war or fear of persecution. Some of these immigrants become refugees and asylees in the U.S. The U.S. immigration process for a refugee seeking to become an American citizen can be long and difficult to navigate. However, with the help

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Unauthorized Practice of Law

Beware of Unauthorized Immigration Law Services

The process of obtaining residency in the U.S. is quite complicated. Yet immigrants face many other problems, in addition to the denial of grant of status. Whether you are seeking permanent or temporary residency in the U.S., you need the service of a Columbus immigration attorney to help you with

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H-1B Visa

How to Find an H-1B Visa Sponsor

The most important thing to know about obtaining employment in the U.S. and obtaining an H-1B work visa is that you should contact an experienced Dublin immigration attorney for sound legal guidance and assistance as you seek to obtain the visa. U.S.-based employers who act as H-1B visa sponsors –

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Investor Visa

5 Ways Investors Can Come to the U.S.

The U.S. is always looking for innovative entrepreneurs and investors. Here are five visa options for international investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking good investment opportunities in the United States. Option 1: EB-5 Regional Center Investment The EB-5 regional center investment option allows you to invest $900,000 in an EB-5

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Investor Visa

Financial Gifts as Source of Funds for E-2 Visa

Obtaining legal assistance and insights from an experienced U.S. immigration lawyer is your wisest move if you’re an international investor and you are interested in investing, and living with your family, in the United States. If you are an international investor, keep reading to learn more from our Dublin investor

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Immigration

How to Fight Deportation in a U.S. Immigration Court

If you are an immigrant in the U.S. and you are at risk for removal (commonly called “deportation”), you need the assistance of an experienced immigration appeals attorney, and you must get that help as soon as you know that you are at risk of deportation. In recent years, the

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Non-immigrant Visa

How to Get a Work Visa for Employment in the U.S.

People from many parts of the world want to work here in the United States. You are about to learn what it takes to hire an international employee in the United States and what it takes for both international employees and their employers to stay compliant with the law. An

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Non-immigrant Visa

How to Change Your Visa Status

Nonimmigrant visas are approved for immigrants who plan to be in the United States temporarily. The federal government has established more than forty carefully defined nonimmigrant visa categories. That provides a lot of options for those who want to enter the U.S. temporarily to work, study, conduct business, or simply

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Immigration

If Your Provisional Waiver Is Denied

If you are an immigrant in the United States and you have remained in the U.S. beyond the expiration date of your visa, it’s important that you to speak with a Dublin immigration attorney as soon as possible. You may not have to leave the U.S. as you may be

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Immigration

DACA: 5 Things Business Owners Should Know

The fate of DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – will be determined by Congress, but since the Trump Administration rescinded the program in September, many business owners are concerned about their employees who have been working legally under DACA. Will employers be able to keep these employees, or

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Non-immigrant Visa

Rising Demand for H-2B Visas

Employers in a number of industries across the U.S. rely on the H-2B visa program. The H-2B visa program allows thousands of foreign laborers from sixty-two nations to enter the U.S. temporarily every year to work in sectors of the economy that include construction, hospitality, landscaping, and food services. While

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Immigrant Visa

Can a Revoked Visa Be Reinstated?

If you hold a U.S. visa, you should be aware that your visa can be revoked or canceled at any time and for a variety of reasons. In this blog we review what impact a revoked visa or a canceled visa has on your immigration status, and how a Dublin

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Immigration

In Some U.S. States, Crime Drops as Immigration Increases

Some ideas that people may have about immigration are based on confusion and fear rather than facts. For example, more immigrants inevitably means more crime, right? Think again. That kind of prejudice is being entirely debunked in 2017. A research study released in June shows that California’s substantial decline in

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Family Immigration

Petition for Alien Relative: Bring Family to the U.S.

A top priority for U.S. immigration authorities is keeping families together. When a U.S. citizen submits an I-130 visa petition on behalf of an immediate relative, the system is supposed to let immediate relatives obtain green cards quickly. While the immigration process favors immediate relatives over almost all other immigrants,

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Immigration

Police Chiefs Support Sanctuary Cities Nationwide

A complicated legal battle is about to take place between the Trump Administration and the nation’s “sanctuary” cities, cities that are presumably not in compliance with federal immigration laws. A great deal of the confusion stems from the fact that the term “sanctuary city” was created by the media, so

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H-1B Visa

Where Are the Best Computer Programmers?

Our prosperity in the United States is built on the renegade, risk-taking spirit of innovation and invention. A new business is an expression of belief – the confidence that “we can make it” in the United States. But there seems to be a computer programmer shortage. Historically, wave after wave

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Immigration

U.S. Immigrant Population Reaches All-time High

New data from the Census Bureau is telling us that the number of immigrants entering the United States – both with and without documentation – is not only growing but accelerating. According to a report released in November by the Center for Immigration Studies – an organization that lobbies for lower levels

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