This past week the US House of Representatives passed the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 bill. The act seeks to lift the seven percent country cap on Green Cards. Lifting the per-country cap on Green Cards would mainly benefit high-tech professionals on H-1B work visas from countries like India. Some Indians wait decades […]Continue Reading
Green Card News and Updates
The latest news from the USCIS about US Green Cards or permanent residency in the United States. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for a US Green Card in America, visit our section on the US Green Card.
Thousands of immigrants come to America to pursue the ‘American Dream’. The United States is the second most popular country from UK emigration. The US is filled with many different cultures and diversity. Many UK citizens see the country as a country full of great prospects, many different climates and world wonders to see. You […]Continue Reading
Although holders of Green Cards are typically known as Lawful Permanent Residents, Green Cards are not forever. The much sought after cards are renewable every ten years and they can be withdrawn for committing a serious crime. Typically after obtaining a Green Card people will upgrade to a U.S. citizenship, which is for life. Before […]Continue Reading
US Citizenship Rates US citizenship rates have escalated in the face of Trump’s strict immigration policies. With plans to crack down on illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration to the United States, the Trump Administration has instilled fear among thousands of people who already live in the US. With this fear in the background, many […]Continue Reading
Maslenjak v. United States Out of 7,000 – 8,000 petitions a year, the Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases. This year, an immigration case made its way to the highest court in the United States. Maslenjak v. United States concerns Divna Maslenjak (a Serbian woman) on one end and the US government on the other. On Thursday, June […]Continue Reading
What It Takes To Win A Green Card On May 2nd, 2017, over 14 million people found out if they won the 2018 U.S. Green Card lottery. This lottery process is sometimes known as the diversity visa lottery. Although over 14 million people applied for a green card, only about 50,000 people will receive one. […]Continue Reading
Update May 10, 2019: After holding the randomized computer drawing, the U.S. State Department has announced the winners for Fiscal Year 2020 of the Diversity Visa Program, which hands out 50,000 permanent resident cards, known as green cards, each year, despite President Donald Trump’s promise to end it. Update September 10, 2019: The next green card lottery winners will […]Continue Reading
DOMA No More: An Important Update For Same-Sex Couples Seeking Status With the United States Supreme Court finding The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the Department of Homeland Security has been quick to react. Under the direction of President Barack Obama, the DHS along with all other Federal agencies of the United States Government […]Continue Reading
Hi, this Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. We were asked this question. Can I get a green card if I’m on an E-2 Visa? Is there a way? Well, the answer is yes and no in that there is no direct path to a green card from an E-2 Visa. An E-2 […]Continue Reading
(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today, I want to discuss a not very well known option for a U.S. permanent residents under the EB1C category. That’s for executives or managers of multi-national companies. Now these companies don’t have to be huge companies, […]Continue Reading
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