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Carl Shusterman’s Legal Guides

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  • B-1 Business Visa Overview and How to Qualify

    If you are working for a foreign entity and must visit the United States for business reasons, you are likely permitted to visit the U.S. with a B-1 visa. The B-1 visa is reserved for those foreign na

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  • How To Get a Temporary Work Visa

    For those who wish to work temporarily in the United States, there are a number of different work visas you can apply for. You will need a specific visa based on the type of work you will be performin

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  • How to Use Electronic Immigration Forms

    The office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now providing electronic filing for certain immigration benefits. This allows people to apply for immigrant benefits from an

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  • How to Apply for Asylum in the US

    What is Asylum? Asylum (http://www.avvo.com/topics/asylum) is freedom from persecution after fleeing a country for the United States. It is typically reserved for those fearing persecution on accou

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  • How to Obtain a B-2 Travel Visitor Visa

    Travel Visitor Visa For citizens of foreign countries attempting to enter the United States as temporary visitors for pleasure, it is generally required that they obtain a B-2, or "visitor" visa. T

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  • How to apply for an immigration visa

    If you are a foreign citizen who wants to immigrate to the US, you'll need to get an immigration visa. There are specific immigration laws (http://www.avvo.com/topics/immigration) and procedures that

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  • Renewing a Green Card

    Former INS Attorney Carl Shusterman (1976-82) discusses family-based immigrant visa petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing. Renewing your Green Card, or Permanent Resident Card, is

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  • Asylum Based on Membership in a Particular Social Group Edit

    You qualify for asylum in the US if you have been persecuted or have a "well-founded fear of persecution" in your country based on (1) political opinion (http://shusterman.com/political-asylum.html)

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  • Naturalization Through Military Service

    Immigrants who have served in the US Armed Forces during a time of hostilities are eligible for expedited naturalization. The Basics Those that have served honorably since September 11, 2001 are

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  • Asylum Based on Race

    In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (http://shusterman.com/usimmigrationattorneycarlshusterman.html) expains the following: 1) You may apply for asylum based on race even if you ha

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