The optimal visa strategy for a foreign entrepreneur will depend on many factors, such as country of origin, nature of the business, and the current immigration status. This article will touch on two visa categories that can be excellent options for a foreign entrepreneur: the E-2 Treaty Investor visa and the L-1A New Office visa. Each visa category has specific requirements, validity periods, renewability, and intent issues. In addition, while every business is different, each one much satisfy the U.S. government’s prepackaged regulatory definitions to fit into these categories.
RC Immigration Partner Samantha Lloyd receives pro bono service award.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers (“CBP”) are responsible for the admission of visitors to the Unites States. The following guide presents some factors the CBP officer may consider when evaluating your request to enter the U.S. as a business visitor....
Christina Coleman recently traveled to Washington, D.C. and visited Congressional offices as part of a delegation from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to make the case for a much-needed overhaul of the nation's immigration system and to share...
The final version of the International Entrepreneurial Rule rule recently issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides a significant opportunity for those entrepreneurs who do not qualify for trader or investor visas.
In response to the Executive Order issued last week, RC Immigration volunteered to provide legal assistance for detainees at O’Hare Airport. We are pleased to report that by the end of the day, all of the individuals being detained by CBP at O’Hare were released.
Samantha Lloyd, partner at RC Immigration LLC in Chicago, recently volunteered for a week at the South Texas Family Residential Center, the largest immigration detention center in the country, located in Dilley, Texas. From December 4-9, Ms. Lloyd was providing legal assistance to mothers and their children, who have fled death threats, targeted abuse, and widespread violence in Central America.
You can request a B-2 extension of stay by filing with USCIS. Please note that extensions are not guaranteed, but are granted in cases where compelling reasons and an intent to return home are shown.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allows certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children to receive a renewable two-year work permit and offers exemption from deportation.
A new rule recently proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would allow temporary admission of certain international entrepreneurs “whose stay in the United States would provide a significant public benefit through the substantial and demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation.”
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