The Most Common Immigration Mistakes
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The Most Common Immigration Mistakes

We live in a country of immigrants. Since the nation’s founding, the United States has welcomed people from across the globe. Furthermore, here in the United States, the are various pathways under the United States immigration laws that allow immigrants to become lawful permanent residents and eventually naturalized United State citizens. Some laws are more…

Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Changes
201703.30
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Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Changes

On January 12, 2017, former President Barack Obama reversed the wet foot, dry foot policy. The policy dates from 1995, when the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 was revised. Under wet foot, dry foot, individuals who flee Cuba for the United States are permitted to apply for U.S. residency a year after arriving in the…

Fee Increases for Immigration Forms
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Fee Increases for Immigration Forms

When you submit petitions and applications for immigration benefits, you also need to submit fees for immigration forms. Forms are not processed without these fees being paid in full. From time to time, these fees will increase. USCIS has announced a fee increase in 2016 and more may follow in 2017. Often, these increases in…

The Hidden Costs of DIY Immigration Law
201608.18
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The Hidden Costs of DIY Immigration Law

Do-It-Yourself Immigration – Penny Wise, Pound Foolish At Shane, Shane & Brauwerman, we often help distraught clients who first tried to tackle the complex world of immigration law on their own. Novices in this complicated area, the average person may understandably make costly and even irreversible errors. Many people do individual research and file something…

What is an L-1A Visa?
201503.11
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What is an L-1A Visa?

A L-1A nonimmigrant has some very strict legal requirements. Namely, the intracompany transferee must establish that within the three years preceding the application for admission, s/he was employed abroad continuously for one year by a parent, branch, affiliate, or subsidiary of the U.S. petitioning company. Although ‘temporariness” is no longer an issue of concern to…

What is a B-2 Travel Visa?
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What is a B-2 Travel Visa?

A B-2 nonimmigrant visa is for persons who want to temporarily visit the United States for pleasure. This visa is commonly known as a “tourist visa”. The B-2 visa is commonly used by tourists, persons visiting friends and family for social purposes, persons who are seeking medical/health services, participants in conventions of social organizations, and…