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The latest US Immigration news covering the USCIS, including green cards/permanent residency, family sponsorship, temporary work visas, investor visas and citizenship. For more information about the US immigration process and requirements, please visit our main page on US immigration.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program Introduced to Help Haitians in the US

February 12, 2010 /

Temporary Protected Status Program The United States Department of Homeland Security has introduced a Temporary Protected Status, or TPS program to help Haitians living in the United States. No other significant weather event has impacted Haiti more than the tragic January earthquake, which was the reason for the introduction of the program. The government has also […]

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E-2 Investor Visas Are Becoming Harder for Canadians to Obtain These Days

February 9, 2010 / /

E-2 Visas Can be Tricky in a Poor Economy We have written about E-2 Investor Visas in the past: those US Work Permits for investors starting or buying a business in the US. Such business are often launched by entrepreneurs taking on great personal risk in the hopes of creating employment for themselves and other […]

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US Business and Investment Visa for Canadians

December 12, 2009 / /

Questions about US Business and Investment Visas for Canadians Q. I am a Canadian Citizen. I wish to move to the US and invest in a business there. I heard that I can get a US business Visa if I buy a business. Is this true? ________________ Our immigration law firm answers a question about […]

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I Overstayed My Visa in the USA. How Can I Now Return to the US?

September 28, 2009 / /

Our immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates get questions about overstaying a visa very often. Overstaying authorized period of staying in the US is no longer overlooked but instead, taken very serious that can lead to severe consequences. If you overstayed a US visa you may relate to the question below: Question About Overstaying a […]

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Visa Exempt Countires for Canada Visitor Visa

Do Canadian Permanent Residents Need a US Visitor Visa to Enter the US

July 26, 2009 /

If you are a Canadian Permanent resident and not a Canadian citizen, you may require a visa to enter the USA depending on what country you are from. For instance, if you are a Canadian PR from India, you will need to apply for a US Visitor Visa whereas if you are from, say, the […]

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Re-Entry Permits for US Green Card Holders: Maintaining US Permanent Residence Status

May 8, 2009 /

Re-Entry Permits for US Green Card Holders For those that have U.S. Permanent Residency (Green Card Holders) but are planning on leaving the United States for an extended period of time (over a six-month period), one should file for the I-131 Re-Entry permit. Those that have not filed and have been absent from the United […]

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Canadian with a US Job Offer? Which US Work Permit is Right for You?

March 9, 2009 /

At our immigration law offices in Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, we receive inquires, many from Canadians about US Work Permits. Many of these inquiries are from Canadians with a US job offer. Even with the slowing economy Canadians are still getting jobs state-side. This is a testament to our very talented labour pool who still is […]

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Microsoft Defends Use of H-1B Visa Employees

March 3, 2009 /

Microsoft defends using H-1B Visa employees The American government has been, for quite some time now, putting pressure on Microsoft to reduce its so called dependence on H-1B Visa employees. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley has been attempting to convince Microsoft that it is their moral obligation to engage in protectionist hiring and retention to increase […]

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TN Visa Refusal Reversed and Issued for 3 Years

February 28, 2009 / /

Dear Fadi, At the Toronto Airport, while I was trying to get back to work in the US,  my existing TN Visa was arbitrarily removed on a technicality of a wrong designation being used by me as a “Director.” (The TN Visa was originally  based on my being a “Management Consultant”). The immigration lawyers at Niren and Associates, in particular with […]

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US Business Visitors What you need to know about B-1 Visas to the USA

February 16, 2009 / /

The B-1 Visa Category If you are planning to travel to the US as a business visitor, you may be admitted without having to apply for a formal US Work Permit. However, upon entry to the US, you have to demonstrate that your activities in the US fall under the B-1 visa category.

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