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John R Alcorn

John Alcorn’s Legal Guides

7 total

  • Employment-Based Immigration

    1st Employment Preference: "Priority Workers" — does not require a Labor Certification The category E-1-1 is for persons with "extraordinary ability" in arts, sciences, education, business or athleti

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  • Family-Based Visas

    Unlimited Family-Based: Immediate Relatives Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens (IR) include the spouse, widow(er) and unmarried children under 21 of a U.S. citizen, and the parent of a U.S. citizen

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  • Temporary U.S. Visas

    Visa Waiver Program Non immigrants from certain countries are not required to have U.S. visas when entering the U.S. as visitors for business or pleasure. Such persons, who must nonetheless still pre

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  • When should you hire an immigration lawyer?

    Many people seem to believe that so-called "simple" matters never require the services of an immigration lawyer, that so-called "complicated" matters always require the services of an immigration lawyer, and ...

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  • Can an immigration lawyer ever help to speed up the resolution of a case?

    The sad truth is that very, very few matters involving U.S. Immigration or Nationality Law are ever resolved quickly. This is the truth regardless of whether or not a person is represented by an immigration l...

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  • How can a person find out if an immigration lawyer is competent?

    A competent lawyer can be defined as a lawyer who is effective, knowledgeable, professional, caring, and experienced. Five ways to find out if a particular immigration lawyer has these qualities are: Learn a...

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  • How do immigration lawyers bill legal fees?

    A few immigration lawyers bill legal fees on an "hourly" basis and send monthly statements to clients informing them how many hours the lawyer claims to have worked during that month and demanding payment on ...

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