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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Denaturalization

In US Immigration Law, the process of becoming a US citizen is called naturalization. Sometimes, the government tries to take citizenship away from someone who has been approved for naturalization. The process is called denaturalization.   The Trump Administration has been denaturalizing US citizens at an alarming rate under initiatives called Operation Janus and Operation…

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Getting Started With the E-2 Investor Application

Davis & Associates is a Trusted Advisor for E-2 Treaty Investor applications. The vast majority of our cases are successful, which demonstrates that we have to tools, knowledge and experience to help you maximize your chances for success. Below is a brief summary of the E-2 application process and types of documentation that is needed.…

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Changed to the EB-5 Investment Visa Program Coming November 2019

The EB-5 visa allows foreign investors, their spouses, and unmarried children under 21 years of age to obtain lawful permanent residency in the U.S. The program was created in 1990 to stimulate the economy and foster job growth. To qualify for an EB-5 visa, an investor must meet specific requirements, which were recently updated by…

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How to File the L-1A New Office Petition

What You Need to Know About the L-1A New Office Petition Process If you are trying to open a new office in the U.S. and therefore transfer an executive or manager to work in the U.S., we can walk you through the process. Davis & Associates provides expert legal counsel for all aspects of business…

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U.S Immigration: Citizenship for Children for Service Members

On September 3rd, three House Democrats introduced new legislation that would eliminate policy changes from the Trump administration that impact how service members pass U.S. citizenship to their children. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy that eliminated the guidelines that say children of U.S. military members and other federal workers abroad…

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Time to Re-Register for TPS Under Syria's Designation

Are you a beneficiary of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Syria’s designation? If so, you must re-register between September 23rd and November 22nd if you plan to maintain your status through March 31st, 2021. You can find the TPS re-registration procedures, including what you need to know about renewing employment authorization documents (EADs) here: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status…

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U.S. Immigration: Medical Relief Program

The Trump administration is being sued by The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and Lawyers for Civil Rights after it announced U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would be ending “deferred action” programs for immigrants. Last month, immigrants who requested to stay in the U.S for medical treatment and other hardships received letters informing…

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