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Green Card Through Family

A U.S. citizen can petition for his or her family member to come and live in the United States permanently. But who are these lucky few relatives who get to be sponsored and live the American dream? The USCIS designates the spouse, unmarried children under the age of 21 and…

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Immigration Reform and Small Business

The sweeping immigration reform bill consists of a key provision – the expansion in the number of H1B temporary work visas for workers with college degrees or in skilled occupations from the current cap of 65,000 a year to 110,000. Immigration provisions allowing foreigners to legally work is bound to…

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Artist Visas For Actors

Eligibility for the O-1 artist visa requires that the petitioner be prominent in his or her field of endeavor. However, guidance by USCIS suggests that it imposes a higher standard for individuals who work in motion picture or television production that for individuals in the arts. Thus, actors carry the…

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Marriage and Citizenship

You just celebrated your Big Day – marrying the love of your life, who happens to be a U.S. citizen. So now do you automatically become a U.S. citizen? The answer is “it depends.” If your spouse is a U.S. citizen and you have been married to him or her…

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I Now Pronounce You…Same-Sex Visa Sponsorship

Not long after DOMA was struck down, the government took its first official action last week on a same-sex marriage petition. A same sex married couple is Florida, were approved for a permanent resident visa, which has been considered an immigration milestone. Shortly after the DHS a guideline on how…

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What Does Immigration Reform Mean For Me?

What happened this Thursday, June 27, 2013, is being hailed as a historic moment in immigration reform. While a lot of compromises were made and the bill itself is in no way perfect, there are definitely reasons to cheer. With the immigration reform bill comes with the opportunity for millions…

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