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Our Featured Article This Month
"How Immigration Reform Impacts
Businesses & Employees"

June, 2013
Our blog features articles on a number of different topics including, Immigration Reform, Financing New Business Start-Ups, E-2 Visas, EB-5 Visas, How to Make an Effective Business Plan, Business Employment Immigration and more! See our articles below including our featured article, How Immigration Reform Impacts Businesses and Employees.

Jan 18, 2019 05:12 pm | Jenny Zhan

On October 10, 2018 a proposed rule was published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), which seeks to change the definition of what immigration officers should consider when determining whether a green card applicant is likely to become a public charge. A finding that someone is likely to become a public charge [...]

Jan 18, 2019 05:03 pm | Jenny Zhan

Two requirements that you need to satisfy to become a U.S. citizen are continuous residence and physical presence. Even though these requirements may sound very similar, they are very different concepts, and it often happens that a person meets one requirement but not the other. What do Continuous Residence and Physical Presence mean and [...]

Jan 16, 2019 05:17 pm | Jenny Zhan

Let’s analyze the following scenario: Your uncle is a United States citizen and you want to immigrate to the United States. You cannot file form I-130, as nephews and nieces of a United States citizen are not one of the family preference categories. However, if your mother wants to immigrate to the U.S. as [...]

Jan 16, 2019 05:14 pm | Jenny Zhan

If you were married or had children at the time your green card application was approved and your spouse or children did not apply for their green cards at that time, they may still be eligible for follow-to-join benefits to allow them to immigrate to the United States. The advantage of this procedure is [...]

Jan 14, 2019 12:24 pm | Jenny Zhan

USCIS has sent the final version of the new H-1B cap registration rule to the Office of Management and Budget, moving the proposal closer to completion. The OMB has up to 90 days to review the regulation but is anticipated to pass it in much less time.  For information about the current H-1B cap [...]

Jan 14, 2019 11:30 am | Jenny Zhan

In the newly released January visa bulletin, EB-2 and EB-3 visas remain current for most countries. EB-2 in China have advanced two months to October 1, 2015 and India advanced 1 week to April 6, 2009. EB-3 for the Philippines advanced 3 weeks to August 1, 2017. EB-1 categories for all countries remain regressed. [...]

Jan 14, 2019 10:31 am | Jenny Zhan

When you apply for a visa (For example, E-2, B-1, H1-B, O-1) at a Consulate, there are several possible outcomes.  The visa can be approved, denied (refused), or the application and applicant can be placed in Administrative Processing. What is Administrative Processing? Administrative Processing is a period of time where a visa application goes [...]

Jan 10, 2019 12:20 pm | Jenny Zhan

We are three weeks into the government shutdown since December 21, 2018 and the following is an update on different immigration agencies and services. Visa Applications Overseas Consulates are still processing visa applications as normal. Consulates and the Department of State are currently being funded by visa fees, however a prolonged shutdown can deplete [...]

Jan 10, 2019 09:48 am | Jenny Zhan

Scott Legal, P.C. has processed hundreds of E-2 visa applications and the firm has an approval rate of approximately 97%. (past results do not predict future outcome).  While most E-2 visas are approved, there are some instances where E-2 applications are denied.  To find out more about some common reasons for E-2 visa denials [...]

Jan 10, 2019 09:09 am | Jenny Zhan

Scott Legal, P.C. just had an E-2 visa approval in Melbourne Australia. Australian nationals can be granted an E-2 visa for 4 years and the visa is renewable indefinitely.  The Business was a medical supply company and the investor purchased the business.  The firm also assisted the investor with due diligence services for the [...]

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