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Immigration Law Update: Income and Asset Disclosure for Public Charge Law

The public charge ground of inadmissibility that allows for the denial of visa applications for foreign nationals that are “likely at any time to become a public charge” was introduced in the United States Congress in 1882. Visa applications subject to this ground of inadmissibility include applications for adjustment of status to that of lawful…

EB-2 NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER (NIW) FAQ

1 . What is an EB-2 NIW?  An EB-2 “National Interest Waiver” (“NIW”) is an immigrant visa which leads to permanent residence for individuals who work in the sciences, arts, or business and hold either an “advanced degree” or “exceptional ability,” and whose employment plans in the U.S. are of “national interest.” Ordinarily, the EB-2…
COVID-19 Effects on Travel

COVID-19 Effects on Travel

The impact of the travel restrictions caused by the Corona Virus pandemic on Consular Processing and Extension of Status The global Corona Virus pandemic is affecting the socio-economic fabric of Western democracies. After the epicenter first moved from China to Europe, and then from Europe to the United States, the virus continues its inexorable march…
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Immigration Policy Changes Create New Challenges for Employers

While the plight of immigrant families separated at the U.S. border has drawn national attention, other policy changes by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have had a significant impact on South Florida employers.  Many Immigration Attorneys are referring to these changes as “The Invisible Wall” or “The Other Travel Ban.” For example, many…

10 important questions about the E-2 visa for Brazilian investors

1.  Does Brazil have a trade treaty agreement for the E-2 Visa? – No. 2. Which countries have the agreement that allows for an E-2 Visa? – Several Countries! Brazilians who want to qualify must have another citizenship or be married to someone who has another citizenship such as Italian, French, German Spanish, etc. (Portugal…

10 reasons why to apply for an E-2 Visa

E-2 VISA, WHAT IS IT? The E-2 Visa (Invеѕtоr Vіѕа) allows аn іndіvіduаl to enter аnd wоrk inside оf the United States based оn an active іnvеѕtmеnt hе оr she will соntrоl. The initial visa maybe valid for up to five years and is renewable. Thе іnvеѕtmеnt muѕt bе “substantial.” Invеѕtоr visas are аvаіlаblе оnlу…
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