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February 2017 Archives

Individuals with DACA

Individuals with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are able to apply for travel permits ("advance parole") under very specific sets of circumstances: visiting a sick relative(s), school or work related travel. If you currently have DACA or believe you might qualify for DACA, reach out to us so we can help determine if you may obtain a travel permit. Returning to the U.S. with advance parole may entitle you to apply for immigration benefit if you are otherwise eligible. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your options. 

What you need to know about the new memo issued this week by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly

On February 20, 2017 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Memo outlining the new enforcement priorities for ICE. People that are a priority for removal are those that:

The importance of having a qualified immigration attorney in these uncertain times

Immigration policy and enforcement continues to evolve undergoing a large shift and uncertainty abounds. Undocumented immigrants fear ICE knocking at their door and those with lawful immigration status, but who are not yet U.S. citizens, are also uncertain. Concern is understandable, and in times like this it is of the utmost importance that you have the highest level of legal representation in your immigration matters. We hope this brief article alleviates some of those concerns.

H-1B Season is coming

Amidst the seemingly countless waves of change following President Trump's installation, staying informed and proactive is prudent. One particularly useful thing to keep an eye on this time of the year is the H-1B visa. There have been talks of revisions to the H-1B program. President Trump has yet to take any formal action beyond his proposals. H-1B visa season is fast approaching, and the best thing to do now is to understand what the visa is and begin preparations if necessary.

International Entrepreneur Rule

On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security published the (final) International Entrepreneur Rule. Effective July 17, 2017, international entrepreneurs should have an easier time starting or continuing a new (started within 5 years proceeding the application) in the United States if, among other things, they can demonstrate that: 1. A new start-up entity was formed; 2. the foreigner owns at least 10% of the entity and has an active or central role in the operations; 3. at least $250,000 has been invested by established U.S. investors or has received at least $100,000 in government grants; or 4. partial combination of the above factors coupled with the ability to provide a significant public benefit to the United States.

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