Immigration Law

What is a USCIS Site Visit?

Immigration fraud now accounts for 52% of all federal criminal prosecutions. USCIS is getting more vigilant as a result, and site visits are one tool they use to help detect fraudulent immigration applications.  Usually, when we’re talking about site visits, we’re talking about one of two types of visits: employer site visits and home site…

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What is an I Visa?

If you are a foreign employee of the media, press, or a radio station who needs to come to the United States to work on a story, then the I Visa is the right visa for you.  Here’s what you need to know about this visa category.  Applying for an I Visa You can apply…

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What is a VisaScreen Certificate?

Healthcare professionals who are immigrating to the United States must complete a VisaScreen to qualify for certain work visas. VisaScreen helps match credentials earned in other countries to eligibility standards here in the United States. The program reviews the applicants education, licenses, and English language skills. Nurses must also pass a US-registered nurse licensing exam,…

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Can You Get a US Visa by Investing in Philadelphia Real Estate?

Becoming a lawful permanent resident of the United States is possible with an EB-5 investment visa. Yet you can’t just buy yourself a house in Philadelphia (or any other city in the United States) and expect to meet the requirements. Your single-family residence wouldn’t count at all. Instead, you must directly or indirectly invest $900,000…

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How Does Aging Out of a Green Card Work?

More than 10,000 people age out of green cards each year. The issue is becoming so major that many tech companies are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise aging out policies. More than 200,000 children grow up in the United States on parent visas, without having visas of their own.  If your child…

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Will Having an Abortion Stop You from Immigrating to the United States?

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization recently overturned Roe v. Wade. Thanks to “trigger laws,” abortion became illegal in multiple states. It remains legal here in Pennsylvania, but that status could change.  The abortion issue recently made immigration news when US border officials asked an Australian tourist if she’d ever had an abortion. She was…

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What is the Child Citizenship Act?

The Child Citizenship Act passed in the year 2000. If you have a child or adopted child of a U.S. citizen parent by birth or naturalization the child may be able to automatically acquire citizenship when entering the United States as a lawful permanent resident as long as they meet the following requirements: The child…

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Immigration to the US, for Nurses

The United States has been suffering from a nursing shortage for decades. The shortage certainly hasn’t gotten any better in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, which has led to widespread burnout. Many nurses are quitting. In fact, 33% of nurses surveyed in 2022 intend to quit their job by the end of the…

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How Does Naturalization Through Military Service Work?

Hoping to become a United States citizen through military service?  It’s a viable pathway, but it’s not as simple as signing up for your chosen branch of the armed forces. There are still eligibility requirements you’ll have to meet and steps you’ll have to take in order to successfully complete the process.  Here’s what you…

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How to Sponsor a Family from Ukraine

The Uniting for Ukraine program allows Ukrainians to remain in the United States with the help of a sponsor. They will be here under humanitarian parole, which allows them to enter the United States and remain. They can also apply for an Employment Authorization document. Humanitarian parole offers no direct path to a green card,…

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