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NEW IMMIGRATION AVENUE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") published its final adaptation of the International Entrepreneur Rule ("Rule"). The Rule authorizes DHS to exercise its discretion to grant parole to foreign entrepreneurs who would provide a significant public benefit to the United States. Significant public benefit includes enhancing innovation, generating capital investments, and creating jobs. The parole period is valid for up to 30 months and may be extended for an additional 30 months.

Immigration: International Students & Post-Graduation Options

Talent transcends borders. It permeates through all obstacles because there is a global demand for skilled labor. The United States is no exception. American corporations need access to the best minds to remain competitive. That is why the United States allows international students with college degrees to remain here after graduation. America is not interested in watching talent leave its shores it wants to keep it for itself.

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.

Chinese New Year's Brings Changes to Immigration Law

Around this time every year, we receive many inquiries regarding the possibility of immigrating to the U.S., work visas, investment visas, and information regarding possible changes in U.S. immigration laws. With a new year and a new Administration upon us, this year is no exception. Many proposed changes have already taken effect and more changes are on the horizon which might change your options. Here are some examples:

Know What You Must Do Before Hiring an Immigration Lawyer

Immigration is a complex process that involves a lot of legal paper work and applications which can get on the nerves if you seek no professional help. Secondly, immigration involves complex procedures that should be handled professionally or a single mistake or glitch can lead to permanent blacklisting especially if you're trying to immigrate to the US; one of the most favourable yet difficult destinations to get. Attorneys or immigration lawyers can make it easier for you. But, there are a certain things you must know before approaching any lawyer impulsively. Read on to know some important tips to choose best immigration lawyer in town-

How to Choose an Immigration Law Firm - 3 Important Indicators

There are several legal issues involved when you go through the process of becoming a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. An experienced immigration law firm can make it easier to handle such issues. But you may get confused amidst so many attorneys and firms. The following guidelines can help you with an immigration law firm search.

Know Why You Need To Hire an Immigration Lawyer

An Immigration attorney is an independent, certified lawyer who specializes in resolving immigration related queries. He is an independent practitioner who in not connected to the US immigration authorities; however, he may seek assistance form them as and when required. There are various immigration officers in cities near Sacramento and Utah who claim to be the immigration attorneys in California perhaps, as per the records there are less than 3% of immigration law attorney certified specialists in the State of California. And the two of them are at Wilner & O'Reilly, APCL. It is a leading immigration law firm in California that is led by the two immigration law pundits; Richard M. Wilner who's a board certified specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California and Kelly S. O'Reilly, a former Immigration Officer with Citizenship and Immigration Services.

4 Things You Must Know To Apply For EB 5 Investor Visa in United States

The Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. The top Utah immigration lawyers, Wilner & O'Reilly share the most important things you must know if you wish to apply for an EB 5 Investor visa.

4 Great Advantages of Hiring Utah Immigration Lawyers

An immigration lawyer can help you with plenty of things. Immigration lawyers are hired to deal with almost everything related to the immigration process. For instance, if we talk about a deportation cases, they are the ones who assist people who have been told to leave the United States. In easy words, we can say by hiring Utah immigration lawyers, you not only get to know about immigration rules and regulations, but you also get proper assistance to fill out the essential paperwork. And in this way they help you with any immigration law related cases. Wilner & O'Reilly, the top Utah immigration law firm, are experts in visas, green cards, asylum, deportation and other areas of immigration law. Here they show you the advantages of hiring an immigration lawyer in Utah.

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