After a tumultuous four years for immigrant protections and rights, immigrants saw a bright spot in December 2020. The Trump administration announced full restoration of the President Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for young immigrants. This program shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation.
In 2017, President Trump ended DACA, eliminating...Read More
When the United States formed in 1776, every citizen was an immigrant. For decades, America would proudly boast its reputation as a melting pot, welcoming immigrants through Ellis Island in New York.
However, in the last decade, immigration has become a contentious issue, and undocumented immigrants gained an undeserved negative reputation.
When undocumented immigrants are discussed, often,...Read More
For foreigners who want to enter the United States of America legally, a few routes exist to allow entry pathways.
Employment-based and family-based immigration remains the most common pathways for entry. While both routes provide the same result – legal access – each has very different requirements and rules.
How Does Employment-Based Immigration Work?
When a business offers a...Read More
If you’re going through the immigration process to become a temporary or permanent lawful resident of the United States, you’ll be under scrutiny the entire time. It’s a lengthy and complicated process, and if you commit a crime during the proceedings, a lot can change.
A person who wants to become a legal resident will have to submit a series of applications to be considered...Read More
If you fear for your safety, filing a restraining order in North Carolina can provide you security and peace of mind.
North Carolina offers two types of domestic violence protective orders: an ex parte temporary protective orders; and final domestic violence protective orders (also called a DVPO or a 50B order or a restraining order).
Most victims will first seek an ex parte temporary...Read More
Foreign-born specialized workers who wish to work in the United States need to obtain a visa to work. One common path is finding a sponsor, also their employer, to allow them to work in the country.
An H-1B Visa grants a specialized foreign worker a temporary allowance to work inside the United States.
Who Qualifies For An H-1B Visa?
A specialized worker in a technical field, or STEM...Read More