Green Card for foreign doctors: steps taken by the Federal government and by certain states can help Foreign Physicians and Healthcare Workers apply for an immigrant visa through the EB-2 National Interest Waiver

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has created a worldwide health crisis, the United States is facing a rapidly growing shortage of medical professionals to fight the pandemic. In response to the shortage, both the Federal government and many States that are Coronavirus hot-spots are taking steps to maintain… Read More

The K visa: bring your fiancé(e) to the United States

The K-1, also known as the fiancé(e) visa, allows a foreign national to enter the United States to marry his or her American Citizen fiancée (female) or fiancé (male) within 90 days. Once married, the foreign national spouse can apply for permanent residence in the U.S. Eligibility for… Read More

The benefits and advantages of U.S. Citizenship

The Constitution and laws of the United States give many rights to both citizens and non-citizens. However, some rights, benefits and advantages are only available to U.S. citizens. The below is a list of some – perhaps the most important – of these benefits and advantages. The right… Read More

New USCIS policy for the scheduling of affirmative asylum interviews

Asylum is a form of protection that the U.S. government affords to foreign nationals who have a “well-founded fear” to return to their home country based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. There are two ways of applying for asylum: affirmatively… Read More

Applying for asylum: the one-year filing deadline

Asylum is a form of protection that the U.S. government affords to foreign nationals who have a “well-founded fear” to return to their home country based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Before the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA)… Read More

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