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We are always thrilled when cases work out well for our clients, but immigrant success stories are especially meaningful to us being true advocates of diversity. Designated as a best lawyer in the field of immigration law by U.S. News & World Report, Richard Herman and his team of immigration lawyers in Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit treat their clients like family. Our caring approach is combined with aggressive and proven representation to give each client the best fighting chance at success… and ultimately a safe and prosperous life in America.

L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa

By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

L-1 visas are nonimmigrant work visas designed for intracompany transferees. They allow aliens (foreign nationals) who are already employed in a managerial, executive or professional capacity to transfer to a US company or office of the same employer or its affiliated entity (another US company that enjoys a “qualifying relationship” with the beneficiary’s overseas employer). Family members are allowed to accompany the employee on an L-2 visa.

Ultimate Guide to E-2 Treaty Investor Visas

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a national of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States can be admitted to America if they are investing a “substantial amount of capital in a US business.” The investor must apply for an E-2 nonimmigrant classification.

How to Win your Motion to Reopen Your Removal Order

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

Here, we will present you with a statutory mechanism that will allow you to ask the immigration judge to reverse the order. It is the motion to reopen that you can file in limited circumstances, such as the existence of new evidence that was not accessible to you at the prior hearing.

How to win your deportation case with cancellation of removal

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Department of Homeland Security defines deportation as “the formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws.”

EB-2 Visas for Aliens with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , |

There are two distinct reasons why hundreds of thousands of foreigners seek to immigrate to the United States every year: (1) to unite with their American loved ones; and (2) to achieve the “American Dream” through employment and hard-work. This article will focus on the latter, and in particular, a sub-section of the vast area of permanent employment-based immigration.

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residency

By |October 8th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

Filing an I-751 is the next step towards naturalization for those who have received legal status through marriage. An I-751 is a petition to remove the conditions of the 2 year marriage green card. Much like the process of obtaining your marriage green card, an I-751 requires producing substantial evidence to prove your bona fide marriage. Once your petition is approved, the conditions on your permanent residency status will be removed, and you will receive your standard green card of 10 years residency.

The Trump Administration’s New “Public Charge” Rule is a Major New Barrier to Immigration

By |September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

One of the traditional hurdles in obtaining LPR status is proving to US immigration authorities that you will not become a “public charge” while in the United States. In other words, you must prove that you will not rely on US government financial assistance to support you. The Trump administration recently issued new rules that render this hurdle a much more difficult one to leap over.

How to Win Your I-212 Waiver Application

By |September 17th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , |

An I-212 waiver application is not a visa application -- instead, it is an application for permission to apply for a visa after you have been deported (removed). This means that even if your I-212 application is approved, your visa application could still be turned down. You must apply for an I-212 waiver from abroad -- you cannot apply while in the US.

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