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Immigration Law Office offers a full range of immigration legal services, including but not limited to the following matters:


NONIMMIGRANT: Temporary Status


B-1/B-2 Visitor: B-1 - for Business / B-2 - for Pleasure

E-1 - Treaty Trader / E-2 - Treaty Investor

F-1 - Academic Student

G - Representatives of International Organizations

H1B - Specialty Occupation – General Applications, and Benching/Nonpayment Complaints

H1C - Registered Nurses

H2A - Agricultural Labor

H2B - Other Temporary Labor

H3 - Trainee

I - Representatives of Foreign News Media

J - Exchange Visitor

K - Fiancé(e) of U.S. Citizen

L - Intra Company Transferee

M - Vocational Student

O-1, O-2 - Extraordinary Ability

P-1, P-2, P-3 - Athletes and Group Entertainers

Q - International Cultural Exchange Program

R - Religious Vocation or Profession

TN - Trade NAFTA Professionals


IMMIGRANT:
Permanent Status, Based Upon Employment


EB1 - First Preference - Persons of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Multinational Executives and Managers

EB2 - Second Preference - Members of Professions holding Advanced Degrees or Aliens of Exceptional Ability

EB3 - Third Preference - Skilled Workers, Professionals and other Workers

EB4 - Fourth Preference - Special Immigrants

EB5 - Fifth Preference - Employment Creation Investors





IMMIGRANT:
Permanent Status, Based Upon Family.

U.S. citizens can petition for parents, spouses, siblings, and children.

Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) can petition for only for spouses and children.

Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens - Unmarried children under 21, Spouses, Parents, Widows / Widowers (in certain circumstances) - are not subject to any quota or limit on the number of visas that can be issued per year.  

Relatives in the following “preference” categories are subject to limits on the number of visas that can be issued each year:

First Preference - Unmarried sons or daughters (over age 21) of U.S. citizens.

Second Preference – (2A) Spouses and unmarried children (under age 21) of LPRs; (2B) Unmarried sons and daughters (over age 21) of LPRs.

Third Preference - Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens.

Fourth Preference - Brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens.


DIVERSITY VISA:

DV1 Visas (the "Green Card Lottery")
In October 1994, the U.S. government started this program as the permanent Diversity Program for natives of countries that have provided relatively few immigrants to the U.S. in recent years. As such, 55,000 visas are given away in a random lottery drawing to individuals from countries underrepresented in the total immigrant pool.


ASYLUM and REFUGEE:

Representation of individuals with a real fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership in or identification with a particular social group, or political opinion who apply for asylum or refugee status.


CITIZENSHIP MATTERS:

Representation to file applications for U.S. citizenship.


USCIS REPRESENTATION AND CONSULAR PRACTICE:

Representation before USCIS inside the United States and at U.S. Consulates throughout the world.


OTHER IMMIGRATION MATTERS:

We offer representation and counsel in general immigration matters.

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