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March 2013 Archives

USCIS begins accepting applications for H-1B visas next week

Throughout the world there are workers who would like to move to Miami or other locations in the United States to work. While there are multiple ways in which someone may try to enter the U.S. lawfully, there are some types of visas that are specifically set aside for professionals. Known as H-1B visas, there is a limited amount available each year. The professions for which the visas can be sought include:

EB-5 investor visas appealing to natives of Brazil

Individuals throughout the world are interested in securing permanent residency in Miami and other locations in the United States. In the past we have written about one way that may be obtained-via an EB-5 investor visa. These visas are potentially available for investors from foreign countries who are willing to provide $500,000 to a business that has been approved by the federal government. The U.S. government will only approve such projects that provide a certain number of jobs to area residents.

Are changes coming to family based visa qualifications?

In our last couple of posts we have focused on immigration matters regarding certain types of workers. While many throughout the nation seem focused on passing new laws regarding employment immigration, there are likely many in the Miami area wondering what other options are available for those who do not meet that criteria. There are of course a variety of ways in which to approach obtaining a visa to the United States including those that are family based.

Startup Act 3.0 aims to lure and keep certain immigrants in U.S.

While immigration reform plays out in the nation's capital, businesses throughout the country, including those located in the Miami area, are anxiously waiting to see what happens. One of the regions perhaps most interested in changes to the current immigration system being made is Silicon Valley. This is in part due to the fact that in the 10 year period between 1995 and 2005, more than half of the startup businesses in that region were created or co-created by someone from another country. Since that time, the percentage has fallen to 42 percent.