Green cards are the most powerful immigration benefit you can receive, but they don’t last forever. Some are conditional, meaning they last just two years before you must seek an adjustment of status to get those conditions removed. Even “permanent” green cards last just two years. You can renew your green card an unlimited number…

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Founding a start-up in the United States can be a path to lawful permanent residency or even citizenship. For many, getting started will be little more than a matter of choosing the right visa or program and then following the steps to meet certain requirements. Not all of these pathways require you to have a…

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Many of the ways you can go about getting citizenship are tedious, difficult to go through, and uncertain.  It may come as no surprise that literally buying your way into United States permanent residency, and eventual citizenship, is one of the easiest ways to get the job done.  The EB-5 is the immigrant investment visa.…

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Did you know that immigrants need to pay taxes just like citizens? United States law requires even undocumented immigrants to file and pay taxes. Since nobody wants trouble with the IRS, here is what you need to know.  Which immigrants must pay taxes? Any immigrant who has earned money while living in the United States…

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The United States does offer a pathway by which a US citizen can file a petition to bring a sibling to the United States as a permanent resident. Siblings are “Fourth Preference” family class immigrants which does mean they could wait a long time before they are allowed to enter the United States or receive…

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If you have a valuable employee that you’d like to keep around indefinitely then you can sponsor them for a green card by going through a specific application process. You can only do this for EB visa holders or dual-intent temporary work visa holders like the H1-B, the L-1, and the O-1 work visas. Here’s…

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The Biden administration has announced that it would begin accepting new applications for the Central American Minors (CAM) initiative, an Obama-era immigration policy that aims to offer a safe and legal way for migrant children to reach the southern border. Upon announcing that new petitions will be accepted, the departments of State and Homeland Security…

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The Diversity Visa was established in 1990 to increase the number of immigrants from nations who have not, historically, sent as many people to the United States.  How many diversity visas are there? The US government issues roughly 50,000 diversity visas every year.  Who is eligible for a diversity visa? Prospective immigrants from countries who…

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On July 26, 2021, US Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California introduced H.R. 4681, also known as the Let Immigrants Kickstart Employment (LIKE) Act. The bill rewards immigrants who want to establish and develop venture-capital backed start-up companies in the United States in the hopes that this will lead to economic growth and create jobs for…

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You might be surprised to learn that marriage fraud is big business. For example, in 2020 a California resident by the name of Chang Yu “Andy” He was arrested for coordinating sham marriages between Chinese nationals and U.S. citizens in exchange for cash. How much cash? $10,000 up front, then $25,000 when the Chinese national…

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