Category Archives: Immigration law

“IT’S A TRAP!”: EB-6, Parole for International Entrepreneurs

  Our office has gotten some calls about the “EB-6” visa that was announced last year and has been implemented at the start of 2018.  I put “EB-6” in quotes, because that’s not the official designation and it’s not permanent residence visa (i.e., green card). The official designation is the International Entrepreneur Rule.  Essentially, if an entrepreneur qualifies, he or she qualifies for “parole” which is to grant a period of authorized stay.  The period of authorized stay allows you to stay in the United States but it is not green card or even a nonimmigrant visa. The details of the International Entrepreneur Rule (the putative EB-6) can be accessed below: Short Version Long Version Essentially, one can apply as an entrepreneur by fulfilling the following requirements: The applicant possesses a substantial ownership interest in a start-up entity created within the past five years in the United….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Top Reasons Applicants are Denied at their Citizenship Interview

In this post, we discuss the top five reasons applicants are denied at their citizenship interview. First let’s go over some basics: In order to become a United States Citizen, you must meet the following general requirements at the time of filing your N-400 Application for Naturalization:   You must be: A lawful permanent resident At least 18 years of age Maintained continuous residence in the United States since becoming a permanent resident Be physically present in the United States Have certain time living within the jurisdiction of a USCIS office Be a person of Good Moral Character Have Knowledge of English and U.S. Civics with some exceptions outlined below Declare loyalty to the U.S. Constitution As part of the citizenship interview, applicants must pass a civics and English test in order to receive United States Citizenship. The Civics test is an oral examination provided in the format of Question and Answer by an immigration officer in which the officer….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments (Finally) in "Travel Ban" Case

On April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Trump v. Hawaii, the "travel ban" case. The questions presented are as follows: (1) Whether the respondents’ challenge to the president’s suspension of entry of aliens abroad is justiciable;….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Field Trip Fun: Touring the Pembina POE

I love field trips. They allow us to bring students to the physical spaces that they read about in class and to meet with people doing on-the-ground work. It's why I'm so passionate about teaching Hofstra's border class. Living close….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Plan could give loophole to terrorists (AP via Yahoo! News)

Todays foreign terrorists could become tomorrows U.S. refugees if the Bush administration gets its way... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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