How Can I Start a Business in the U.S. as a Non-U.S. Citizen?

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America is considered to be “the land of opportunity” which is why many travel to live and work in the U.S. in hopes of finding opportunities that will better their way of life for them and their family. Some choose to find work with an employer while others want to start their own business. If you are a foreign national …

How to Avoid Immigration Scams

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There are many immigrants the U.S. who are seeking legal advice and guidance from reputable sources regarding various immigration matters. The trouble is, while there are plenty of them available, including Kuck Immigration Partners in Atlanta, there are also scammers out there looking to take your money and provide you with assistance that doesn’t actually benefit you. Whether you are …

What Should a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S. Consider When Traveling Outside of the U.S.?

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President Trump’s travel ban is on track to temporarily take effect, at least until the Court of Appeals rule, as the Supreme Court overturned the “stay” that had parts of the Muslim Ban on hold, on Monday. The travel ban is the third and newest version and was issued by the President back in September. The travel ban imposes varying …

The Fear President Trump Has Instilled May No Longer Require for a Border Wall to be Built

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President Donald Trump preached throughout his campaign speeches that he would have a wall built that would prohibit individuals from crossing into the U.S. at the Mexican border, however, it may no longer be necessary. According to Newsweek, the number of immigrants apprehended by U.S. Customs Border and Protection(CBP) has already decreased from 31,582 in January to 11,125 in April. …

When can an immigrant living in the U.S. legally obtain a driver’s license?

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If you are living in the U.S. and have lawful status, that means you took the initiative to apply and receive approval from USCIS for you to live and/or work here legally. You did your part and now that you are here and are abiding by all U.S. immigration laws, you probably are wondering what rights you have while residing …

What Ending DACA Means—And Where the Fight is Today to Keep DACA

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In another staggering blow to the U.S. immigrant community, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has protected nearly 900,000 young unauthorized immigrants from deportation over the course of its existence, has been rescinded. In her recent memorandum to USCIS officials, Elaine C. Duke, acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, rescinded the June 15, 2012 memorandum …

24,000 Georgians Affected by Rescission of DACA—Atlanta Green Card Attorney Insights

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The future of 24,000 Georgians is uncertain now that the Obama-era program that shielded them from deportation has been rescinded. Earlier this month, it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security will no longer accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave eligible undocumented immigrants the right to live and work legally in the …

U.S. Embassy Temporarily Suspends Issuing Russia Non-immigrant Visas

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Tensions between Washington and Moscow have taken yet another downturn. After U.S. Congress approved sanctions against Russia for attempting to influence the 2016 presidential election, Vladimir Putin retaliated in early August by ordering the reduction of U.S. diplomatic staff by 755, or about two-thirds. In response, the U.S. embassy announced that it will be suspending non-immigrant visas for eight days. …

USCIS Denied My I-829 Petition—What Should I Do? Atlanta Employment Visa Attorney Has the Answer

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The EB-5 visa program gives foreign entrepreneurs the opportunity to obtain green cards if they make a qualifying investment in a new commercial enterprise or a regional center. It is important to remember, though, that the process does not end when USCIS approves your EB-5 visa petition; you still have to submit an I-829 petition to remove the conditions of …

Cellphone Snooping Device Designed for Counter-Terrorism Now Being Used to Target Immigrants

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Federal investigators and local law enforcement agencies are now using cellphone snooping devices to find illegal immigrants. These cell-site simulator devices mimic cellphone towers. When phones connect to the device—which can be mounted on a police vehicle—it downloads information such as a history of numbers dialed and connected, the identification numbers of phones, and private messages. Civil rights activists have …