OnlineVisas.com: The Immigration Show

OnlineVisas.com: The Immigration Show

We take an in-depth look at changing immigration policy and explore the different types of U.S. visas, the processes involved and the best practices/strategies that lead to a successful case. ... Show More

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August 21, 2019 12 min

Instead of being the light by the golden door, to continue the analogy of the Statue of Liberty, the United States has become a gate or a wall. Historically, America has been a place that welcomes people from all walks of life. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door... Read more

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5 Key Points from the new EB-5 Regulations: • Increase in the minimum Targeted Employment Area (TEA) investment from $500K to $900K. • Increase in the minimum non-TEA investment from $1M to $1.8M. • TEA's will be centrally designated by the Department of Homeland Security. • TEA's will only be able to include "directly adjacent" census tracts to the census tract of the project. • Effective Date: November 21, 2019 - Any I-... Read more

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5 Key Points from the new EB-5 Regulations: • Increase in the minimum Targeted Employment Area (TEA) investment from $500K to $900K. • Increase in the minimum non-TEA investment from $1M to $1.8M. • TEA's will be centrally designated by the Department of Homeland Security. • TEA's will only be able to include "directly adjacent" census tracts to the census tract of the project. • Effective Date: November 21, 2019 - Any I-... Read more

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There are several U.S. visa options available for entering the U.S. as an artist or entertainer. O1-B: Extraordinary Ability Visa An entertainer can qualify for an O1-B visa if the applicant has** won awards**. For instance, if the person won a Grammy - it would be enough to qualify. If it is a lesser international or national award, it could still be used to meet one of the other categories of proof. Elite memberships are another ... Read more

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July 11, 2019 22 min

There are four distinct categories of visas for the tech industry: 1) H1B for temporary or non-immigrant professional workers with specialized/technical knowledge. Jobs that suit the H1B visa typically require a university degree or equivalent (three years of work experience for each year that would normally be spent at university). H1B approvals have declined over the past several years and the number of Requests for Evidence has ... Read more

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July 8, 2019 12 min

O1 Visa: is for Extraordinary Ability and reserved for people who have risen to the top of their profession. Some criteria that we consider are whether the individual has won national or international awards or if they are members of an elite association, such as a national team. P1 Visa: is for entertainers and internationally recognized exceptional athletes. The P1 used to available to coaches and support staff. However, intensif... Read more

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June 28, 2019 11 min

The Role of Education in Immigration America has the best universities in the world. According to the U.S. News and World Report that ranks the Best Global Universities, 8 of the top 10 are in the United States. Some of the brightest minds from around the world come to the U.S. to attend a university, imbibe the American values, and enter the job market. STEM, IT, and the American Economy Losing foreign national students goes beyon... Read more

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History of DACA On June 4, 2019, the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act), originally proposed in 2001 by a Republican Senator Orrin Hatch and a Democratic senator Dick Durbin. The bill was introduced and re-introduced several times but was not never passed by Congress nor signed into law. This lead to the release of an executive order by Obama Administration exerci... Read more

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How Melania got into the U.S. Like taxes, not all of Melania’s immigration details have been released to the public. We know from research and published articles that Melania Knauss came in on a visitor B1-B2 visa in 1996. A B1-B2 visa only allows the individual to enter the U.S. to visit, but they can also interview for jobs. Later in 1996, Melania obtained an H-1B visa. So what probably happened is that Melania came in on a visit... Read more

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Ken Cuccinelli is the former Virginia Attorney General and is against immigration in general. As Attorney General of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli fought to repeal LGBTQ rights, access to affordable healthcare and worked to eliminate access to abortion. He has hard line stances on a lot of issues like that. What does Ken Cuccinelli’s nomination mean for immigration in our country? Perhaps the most telltale sign was written in a statemen... Read more

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May 28, 2019 9 min

Donald Trump signed off on White House Advisor, Jared Kushner’s immigration plan and turned it over to Senate Republicans. The specifics of the immigration plan are supposed to be unveiled any day, and we expect it will have two parts: Border Security: We can assume that the program will include stricter and tougher border security measures that may involve the use of enhanced technology. Immigration Reform: Donald Trump has signa... Read more

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