Can I obtain permanent residence with an H1B visa

Can I obtain permanent residence with an H1B visa? Unfortunately, the answer is no. When it comes to work based visas, there are two types – temporary work visas, and permanent work visas. H1B, L1 (L1A and L1B), the two most common types of work based visas, are classified as “temporary work visas,” in other [...]

What is the Department of Homeland Security

What is the Department of Homeland Security? The Department of Homeland Security has the responsibility of administering and enforcing immigration laws.  It was created in reaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 when Congress passed the Homeland Security Act, which established the Department of Homeland Security.  The Department of Homeland Security’s goal is [...]

What are the Basics of US Immigration Law

What are the Basics of U.S. Immigration Law? Immigration law is primarily concerned with controlling the entry of aliens, as well as the criteria and means for their selection and the procedure for their exclusion from the United States. It deals primarily with how citizenship is gained, be it by birth in the United States [...]

What is Temporary Protective Status (TPS)

What is Temporary Protective Status or TPS? Every so often, the Department of Homeland Security designates a country for Temporary Protective Status when circumstances beyond anyone’s control prevents citizens of that country to return safely, or in some cases, when the country cannot handle the safe return of its own citizens. Because the Temporary Protective [...]

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