Immigration Law

An Introduction to Temporary Immigration

The non-immigrant visa classification covers a broad range of visas used to enter the United States for work, pleasure or study. Some visas are considered ‘dual status’; you may attempt to obtain permanent residency (a green card) while under that classification. Most non-immigrant visas, however, require you establish the demonstration of non-immigrant intent. This means you should demonstrate that you have a permanent residence in your home country that you have no intention of abandoning. The duration of time you may spend in the US can range from a few days to several years, depending on the visa. In most situations, your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may accompany you on a derivative visa.

An Introduction to Permanent Immigration

Permanent immigration is the ultimate goal of many people entering or planning to enter the U.S. Lawful permanent residency offers individuals many benefits, including the freedom to live and work permanently in the U.S.  Because new regulations significantly affect how foreign nationals may qualify for permanent residence, our law firm provides up to date information about these changes.
As a general overview, immigrants to the U.S. are divided into two categories of permanent immigrant visas: individuals who may acquire permanent residency without numerical limitation and individuals who are subject to a yearly limitation.
For the second category of permanent immigrant visas, there are three sub-categories: family-based; employment-based; and diversity immigrants.