What Are the Eligibility Requirements for the EB-5 Visa? Atlanta Immigration Attorney Explains

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U.S. Congress created the EB-5 visa program in 1990 to stimulate the economy by encouraging capital investments from foreign investors. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in order to qualify for an EB-5 visa, the immigrant must invest in a new commercial enterprise. The enterprise must have been established after Nov. 29, 1990; alternatively, the investment could be …

What Is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? 3 DACA FAQs Answered by an Atlanta Immigration Attorney

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a U.S. immigration policy that allows eligible immigrants to request deferred action and employment authorization for two years. After this period, they must request renewal of DACA. If you would like to speak with an immigration attorney about DACA, obtaining a Green Card or other immigration concerns, contact Kuck Immigration Partners. Our firm …

I Missed My Hearing in Immigration Court – Now What? 6 FAQs from an Atlanta Deportation Attorney

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If you missed your hearing in immigration court, the Immigration Judge will order you deported “in absentia,” that means he will order you deported for not showing up.  However, there are exceptional circumstances in which the judge may reopen your case and continue the proceedings. If you are facing a deportation crisis in Georgia, contact Kuck Immigration Partners. Charles Kuck …

MID-JULY 2016 – IMMIGRATION UPDATE

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In the Press Listen to “The Immigration Hour” Podcast on iTunes!   Mid-July 2016 Immigration Update Various Categories Oversubscribed for August, State Department Reports – High demand in various employment-based visa categories has required the establishment of cut-off dates in August. USCIS Has Returned Unselected FY 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions – Those who submitted an H-1B cap-subject petition between April …

May 2016 Immigration Update

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USCIS To Resume Premium Processing for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions; Temporarily Suspends Use of Pre-Paid Mailers for Certain H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions – For cap-subject H-1B petitions, including advanced degree exemption petitions, the 15-day premium processing period will begin on May 12, 2016, regardless of the date on the Form I-797 receipt notice. USCIS Designates Two ‘Adopted Decisions,’ Establishing Policy Guidance – …

If I don’t have enough evidence that my marriage to a U.S. Citizen or a Resident is real, can immigration accuse me of marriage fraud?

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You SHOULDN’T be accused of committing marriage fraud just for lack of evidence, but that doesn’t mean this never happens! There is a difference between lack of evidence of a real marital relationship (or lack of bona fides) and  Under immigration law, a foreign national must prove to Immigration Services (USCIS) that his or her marriage to a U.S. Citizen …

Kuck Immigration Partners Welcomes Hiba Ghalib as a Partner

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Kuck Immigration Partners is pleased to announce that Hiba Ghalib, Esq, has been named a New Partner, effective March 10, 2016.  With the addition of Ms. Ghalib, Kuck Immigration Partners now has 4 partners, 5 associates and more than 20 paralegals and legal assistants. Ms. Ghalib has decade of experience in immigration law and enjoys a reputation as a leading …

USCIS Amended F-1 STEM OPT Rules Go Into Effect May 10, 2016

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released amended regulations, which will expand optional practical training (OPT) for students with U.S. degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) and create new obligations for F-1 students and F-1 employers starting May 10, 2016. Extension period to increase from 17 to 24 months. Under the amended regulations, F-1 STEM students will be …

If You Are in the U.S. on a Visa (or Without one), This is the Time to Fix Your Criminal Record

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Because of the ICE raids and tight immigration enforcement prevalent in Georgia in the recent months, it is imperative that all persons on visas (or even without them) take care of their criminal history. Were you ever convicted of a criminal offense? Talk to a criminal attorney to see if he can reduce the charge to a lesser offense or …