Requesting Immigration Records with the Freedom of Information Act

Generally, anyone can request information under FOIA, including non-U.S. citizens, corporations, organizations, or universities. The information requested broadly includes any documents, photos, videos, maps, and electronic records from these federal agencies. FOIA can be especially helpful in immigration cases, for many different reasons and situations.  Often, people want to know exactly why their petition was […]

How do you apply for an EB-5 visa?

This article will lead you through the application process for EB-5 immigrant investors. For more basic information about the general EB-5 program requirements, please see our article: What is the EB-5 visa program and what are the requirements? If you have not already read that article, followed by its sister article, What are EB-5 regional […]

What are EB-5 regional centers?

This article will lead you through EB-5 regional centers and their investment requirements.  For more basic information about the general EB-5 program requirements, please see our article: What is the EB-5 visa program and what are the requirements? As well as the article on the application process available, here.  If you have read these articles, […]

Visa and Immigration Options for Athletes

Are you an athlete that wants to come to the United States in order to play your sport? Well regardless of whether you are a professional athlete, an amateur athlete, or a student athlete, this article is intended to provide you with an overview of the best options available. What option you select, will generally […]

Extreme hardship

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be able to resolve the matter by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). By completing and submitting this form, you are essentially asking the agency to overlook the reason for inadmissibility and issue […]

How does Family-based Immigration Work?

This article is intended to give you an overview of the various Immigrant Family Preference Categories that exist, the amount of visas available in each category annually, and how the caps and previously issued visas affect the number of visas that might otherwise be available in any given category. This article is meant to complement […]

Do you need an Employment Authorization Document?

First of all, do you even need an Employment Authorization Document to work? Not every category of immigration status holder needs an EAD. For example, if you are a Permanent Resident, you don’t need an EAD because your Permanent Resident Card is proof of your employment authorization. Also, if you work for an employer because […]

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