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  • Employment Immigration: Understanding PERM and the Prevailing Wage
    Employment Immigration: Understanding PERM and the Prevailing Wage

    Generally, when a U.S. employer wants a foreign worker to come to the United States on an employment based green card , he/she has to file a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration ...

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  •  Legal Status in the United States through Self-Employment
    Legal Status in the United States through Self-Employment

    Though it’s the general trend for foreign nationals to gain admission to the United States as sponsored employees, there are cases when they may be able to gain legal status in the country through ...

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  • Changing from R-1 to EB-4
    Changing from R-1 to EB-4

    R-1 visas are issued to people who enter the U.S. temporarily to work as ministers or in another religious vocation. They need to be employed by non-profit religious organizations that meet certain ...

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  • What is Dual Intent?
    What is Dual Intent?

    A person who wants to reside in the U.S. temporarily is called a nonimmigrant , which means he has no intent to become a permanent resident of the country. People who enter the U.S. on temporary visas ...

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  • Asylum: The One-Year Application Rule and the Exceptions
    Asylum: The One-Year Application Rule and the Exceptions

    Have you arrived in the United States within the last year and not applied for asylum? If you have not applied for asylum yet, please note that the failure to apply within a year can lead to complex ...

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  • What is Pending Asylee Status?
    What is Pending Asylee Status?

    One of the most common misconception is that a person who came to the United States in some legal status (let’s say J1, F1 or B) can create a bridge in his/her legal status with an asylum application ...

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