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Your Guide To L-1 Visas

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L-1 visas are temporary, non-immigrant visas reserved for qualifying foreign nationals to come and work in the United States on an “L-1 status.” According to the Office of Policy and Strategy Research and Evaluation Division, USCIS approved nearly 30,000 L-1 visa petitions in FY 2019 alone—with approximately 12,000 being for new employment and 17,000… Read More »

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Applying For An O-1 Visa? Key Things You Should Know

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explains that an O-1 visa is a specialized type of visa that is reserved for individuals who possess extraordinary abilities in a qualifying field. Are you considering applying to obtain an O-1 visa? There are many myths and misunderstandings about the qualification standard and the application… Read More »

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Immigration Law: What Is International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP)?

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Entrepreneurs make important contributions to the American economy. They take the risk to build new and innovative companies that will employ people in the future. International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) is a specialized immigration option for foreign entrepreneurs who are interested in coming to the United States. In this blog post, our Philadelphia immigration lawyer… Read More »

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Parole In Place (PIP): An Immigration Option For Family Of Certain Military Members/Veterans

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Immigrants make incredibly important contributions to the United States military. MPI reports that there are more than 500,000 American military veterans who are themselves immigrants. There are another 1.9 million military veterans who are the children of immigrants. Parole in Place (PIP) is a unique immigration option that is available for certain families of… Read More »

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What Is An E-2 Non Immigrant Visa?

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There are a wide range of different paths for foreign nationals to come to live and work in the United States. The E-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa through which nationals of “treaty” countries can apply to live and work in America. The E-2 visa is an important but sometimes misunderstood option. In this… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between An F-1 Visa And M-1 Visa?

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The U.S. is home to some of the world’s top colleges and universities. In Southeast Pennsylvania alone, there is Villanova University, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Swarthmore College, and much more. Many international students come to the country to study. According to data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), there are… Read More »

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Immigration Law: What Is A VAWA Self-Petition?

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Initially passed into law in 1994 and reauthorized in 2022, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law designed to address the long-standing problem of domestic violence. Unfortunately, domestic violence affects all communities. For immigrants who do not have lawful permanent residency, dealing with domestic abuse can be especially challenging. VAWA offers… Read More »

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What To Know About EB2-C Green Cards

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The EB2 visa is an employment-based visa that can provide a path to lawful permanent residency in the United States. In other words, you could get a green card if you qualify for an EB2 visa. An EB2-C visa is a subcategory for those whose lawful permanent residency is in the “national interest” of… Read More »

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What Is A Writ Of Mandamus In An Immigration Case?

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The immigration process can sometimes be frustratingly slow. According to data from TRAC Immigration, there is currently a 1.86 million immigration case backlog nationwide. In Pennsylvania alone, there were 43,838 pending immigration cases at the end of August of 2022. You may be wondering: Do I have options if my immigration application is stuck… Read More »

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What Are K-3 And K-4 Visas?

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Family relationships are at the foundation of the American immigration system. The majority of people who immigrate to the United States—approximately 66 percent—do so primarily through a family connection. A challenge for families immigrating to the U.S. is that the immigration process can be difficult to navigate and take a significant amount of time…. Read More »

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