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In His Own Words: A Kuck | Baxter Paralegal Shares His Personal Immigration Story

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The identity of the United States is firmly rooted in the idea that this country is a “nation of immigrants.” In fact, up until February 22, 2018, the mission statement for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services governmental agency (“USCIS”) described “America’s promise as a nation of immigrants.” While the wording of this mission statement has been changed, this country …

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Trump Travel Ban

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Trump’s controversial travel ban. The Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii was divided 5-4 along partisan lines, with conservative justices in the majority and liberal justices in the dissenting minority. To read a copy of the entire opinion, click here.

70% of People Detained in Recent ICE Raids Were “Non-Targets”

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At the end of July, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 650 people during a four-day operation that targeted individuals who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border as unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and family units. According to a recent report from TIME, only 193 of the 650 people detained in this second iteration of Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve were the actual targets …

Why DACA Students Must Be Able To Pay In-State Tuition in Georgia

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Earlier today, June 15, 2017,  I presented arguments on behalf of DACA recipients in Georgia the Georgia Court of Appeals, seeking to sustain the decision of the Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge (Judge Tusan), in ordering the Georgia Board of Regents to consider all DACA recipients eligible for in-state tuition, if they otherwise meet the tuition requirements.  Here is …

What Are the Eligibility Requirements of the L-1 Visa Program? Atlanta Business Immigration Lawyer Explains

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The L-1 visa is available to employees of an international company that has an office in the United States. It allows a foreign worker to enter the United States and work at the company’s U.S. office after working abroad for at least one continuous year within the previous three years. If you intend to petition for an L-1 visa, you …

How Could the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act Affect U.S. Businesses?

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The H-1B visa program was introduced to enable U.S. companies to hire highly skilled immigrants with specialized knowledge. This year, several bills have been proposed that would reform the H-1B program and encourage businesses to hire U.S. citizens rather than immigrants. One of these bills is the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act. According to CNN, the bill was originally …

There Trump Goes Again–The Executive Order, The Ban, and Six Things You Need to Know

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President Trump’s newly signed an Executive Order on February 6, 2017, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” modifies and somewhat tempers his prior Executive Order on a similar topic.  In order to correct the typos, faulty legal analysis, lack of justification, and failure of common sense in the prior Executive Order, this new Executive …

What Are the Benefits of Investing in a Regional Center to Fulfill the Requirements of the EB-5 Visa?

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The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States by making a qualifying investment. In order for an investment to qualify, it must be made in either a new commercial enterprise or a regional center. As U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains, investing in a regional center offers a number …

How Do I Hire a Temporary Foreign Worker (H-1B)?

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The H-1B visa program enables highly skilled immigrants to live and work temporarily in the United States. As outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are strict requirements that a foreign national must meet to obtain an H-1B visa. These include: • The immigrant must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent – three years of experience in an occupation …