E-2 Treaty Investors: arrive and work legally in the U.S.
The E-2 visa is a very popular nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign technology companies, banks and services companies seeking to send executives, managers and essential employees, and encourage cross-border transactions with the United States. Many types of businesses can qualify for the E-2 Visa, including restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, dry cleaners, gas stations and many more. What […]More Info
Are Americans Losing Jobs to Foreigners?
Immigrants are not the cause of unemployment in the United States. Let us look at how immigration affects employment among U.S. natives, and whether employment based visa program is taking away jobs of native-born workers. Views are divided among the public. One view is that foreign-born workers have the same skills as native-born ones, and the two […]More Info
Favorite Tax Provision Expired: Avoiding Taxes on Cancelled Mortgage Debt
If your debt to someone else has been canceled or forgiven, the canceled amount may be taxable. Generally, to the extent that a loan from a lender is not fully satisfied and a lender cancels the unsatisfied debt, you have cancellation of indebtedness income. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows to exclude […]More Info
Loan Modifications Before, During and After Bankruptcy
A loan modification does not re-establish liability on the loan. While the terms of the loan might change, the loan is not being refinanced. Refinancing the property into a completely new loan would re-establish liability, but not a loan modification.More Info
Travel Documentation – Advance Parole
Advance Parole is the re-entry permit that one must apply for if he or she wishes to re-enter the U.S. after foreign travel. For most visa categories, one needs advance parole from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to travel internationally if he or she is an alien who wish to travel abroad but has:More Info
Visas, Entry, Status and Length of Stays
A visa is an entry document that allows a visitor or immigrant to present themselves to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the US port of entry (POE) at airports, sea ports or land border crossings for inspection to be admitted into the US. After inspection, CBP will then stamp a date in the passport […]More Info
Immigration to the U.S. through Investments
The following presentation will walk you through the aspects of investing and doing business in the U.S., as well as the legal aspects of immigration through your investments into the U.S. Temporary worker in a specialty occupation: the H-1B Visa Chilean and Singaporean Nationals: the H-1B1 Visa Australian Nationals: the E3 Visa North American Free […]More Info
L1 Visas – Bringing Your Foreign Employees to the U.S.
L-1 nonimmigrant status is an employer-specific, employment-authorized nonimmigrant status available to a foreign national employed abroad who seeks admission into the United States to work for a qualifying affiliate U.S. employer in either managerial/executive capacity (L-1A) or specialized knowledge capacity (L-1B). The L-1 foreign national is called an “intracompany transferee.” Obtaining L-1 nonimmigrant status […]More Info