I attended some outreach workshops by USCIS in Phoenix. The message that I got was that "Use the Best Evidence". If you do not have anything directly on June 15, think of anything that you did before June 15 and after June 15. I am not sure what you meant by "testing on the 18th", but if you have evidence of that, that's great. Be sure that your name is on the document and the document is dated. Now, think of things that you did before June 15. Also, don't give up on June 15 so quickly...
Agreed with the answeres given so far. This will be a tough case. USCIS will want to know if the arrangement "makes sense". We would need to demonstrate that the company will have funding in the next 1 to 3 years to fund your salaries (at least) and more. We will need to demonstrate that you bring something unique to the company that is important for the growth of the company. There need to be a top-notched business plan that can convince USCIS that the company will work. The most...
Hi: I think it is quite important to determine what status you are in now. You may be on H4, or you might have your status changed to H1B, even though you did not take up the job. If you had left the US while a "change of status" application was pending, that would void the "change of status" portion of the application as well. Because you have other job offer, I highly recommend that you find an immigration lawyer who can help you ascertain your current status and option.
Agreed with the other attorneys' suggestions. Keep in mind also that there is a "good moral character" requirement for naturalization as well. It's very subjective and an officer can exercise discretion to deny your application on that ground, even though you had completed all the diversion program and no "conviction" was resulted. The offence certainly appeared to be minor, and there may be mitigating evidence. Your application should also have strong evidence to show you have "good moral...
Hi: I am aware of the following two events coming up. Please plan to stay for a few hours, because there are usually a lot of people, and it is hard to say when you will be seen. Good luck. Jared
HOST: NO DREAM DEFERRED
DATE: SEPT 15
LOCATION: Centro Universal Cristiano De Fe 753 S. Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210
HOST: Congressman Ed Pastor
DATE: SEPT 22
LOCATION: ASU DOWNTOWN CAMPUS 411 N. Central Ave Phoenix, AZ
When you said "we", I assumed you were referring to your wife's L2 EAD? Based on the information given, I am not sure why you would need to apply for an EAD, given that you already have the L1A extended.
If you were referring to the L-2 EAD, I agreed with Mr. Morales. Go ahead and apply and include a copy of your I-797 and I-94 (valid from Dec 12 to Dec 14), and you should be all set. Good luck! Jared
Agreed with other lawyers' suggestions. While there is certainly a qualifying relationship (USC son / parent), the status of the paretns in the US, and how they entered the US, the income level of the son, any prior criminal / immigration violation by the parents, etc. will all play a role in determining the best strategy going forward. If everything looks good, Phoenix is a good place for a family "immediate petition" becuase the whole process can be completed in 3 to 5 months. However, if...
Not sure what you meant by "code". If your L1/H1 extension is denied, you receive a denial notice, which should provide you with reasons and basis of the denial. You will be given 30 days to appeal. Please note that filing an appeal, alone, does not provide status, so you would need to keep an eye on your non-immigrant status and make sure you don't have "too many days" of unlawful presence. Overall, it is quite messy, and if you receive an L1/H1 denial, I would strongly suggest that you...
Agreed with answers given. The process is not "complicated" per se, but it taxes your patience, because you and your wife will be overseas, and there will be some traveling back and forth. Fingerprints will be taken overseas typically, but the interview and oath ceremony will usually be taken in the US, so the process is inconvenient, to say the least. I am located in Phoenix and if you like, you can contact me for further dicussion. Good luck. Jared
I like James' answers above, although all other attorneys are correct, because this requires an indepth discussion.
At the risk of repeating what has been said already, you are looking at mainly the following options:
H1B work visa: Need a sponsor / employer for a position that requires at least a bachelor's degree, which you have.
L1 work visa: You will be transferred from your current employer to the US to start a new office or an existing office.
TN work visa: Similar to the H,...