President Trump has issued a new executive order that prohibits visa issuance for certain classes of employment visas. The affected classes are H-1B, H-2B, some categories of J-1, and L-1. The ban also includes dependent family members who could accompany the spouse with the primary visa classification, such as a spouse and unmarried minor children.…

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Scheduling a Free Consultation with a professional immigration lawyer'

While free information regarding immigration is virtually everywhere, we should always be careful that the information you’re relying on comes from a credible source. Commentary from television, radio, friends, newspapers, community organizations and online seems to flow without interruption. Some information may be correct, some might be partially true, and much of it is false or biased.…

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Immigration and Naturalization Services in Dallas and Houston, Texas - Davis & Associates

The U.S. government requires immigrants and people who wish to become naturalized citizens to fill out and file paperwork, submit to immigration interviews, pass background checks and, in the case of citizenship, swear an oath of allegiance to the United States.Many people turn to attorneys for immigration and naturalization services that help them through the…

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Changes to the H-1B Visa Process for Fiscal Year 2021

Overview of the H-1B Visa Category and summary of the proposed changes to the lottery process that may go into effect for the 2021 H-1B cap year. What is an H-1B Visa? An H-1B Petition allows companies in the United States to employ foreign workers in positions that require at least a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent)…

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Foreign Students: Ensuring You Keep Your Status

If you are a foreign student studying in the United States, you need to make sure you maintain your F or M student status. Follow these guidelines to make sure your status is up-to-date so you avoid overstaying your visa. Know Your Duration of Status When you come through a U.S. port of entry, a…

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Your Immigration Attorney

7 Key Considerations When Choosing Your Immigration Attorney When your right to live and thrive on American soil is challenged, your best defender is an immigration attorney. Expert attorneys have trained for years, perfecting their craft to ensure they can protect your rights and fight for justice. Further, lawyers can monitor court and application proceedings,…

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Nielsen

Kirstjen Nielsen Leaving Trump Administration Over the weekend, breaking news spread throughout the country: Kirstjen Nielsen, the current Secretary of Homeland Security, would immediately resign. Without a doubt, Nielsen has become infamous for her role in the implementation of Trump’s atrocious family separation policies. Even today, families are still torn apart, nearly a year after…

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Student Visa

Who Can Apply for a Student Visa? Education is perhaps the most powerful tool available to people around the globe – it is a universal key to opportunity, cultural experience, growth, and transformation. Every year, thousands of people hope to attend schools or attain further training in the United States (U.S.). Luckily, student visas allow…

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