Readers may be aware that visas are available to individuals for a variety of reasons, even entertainers. As is the case with anyone who wants to work in the United States, entertainers need to secure a visa. This can be a long and complicated process requiring the assistance of an immigration lawyer who understands how the process works.
Readers may be aware that the H-1B visa cap was recently reached in less than a week. These visas are appealing not only to employers in the United States in need of workers with certain skills, but also to the workers themselves. If rules being considered by the U.S. are adopted, workers will have even more reason to be interested in the program.
As we have mentioned in previous posts there are multiple ways one may secure a green card to stay in the United States. Legislation that is in the works could add another way to that list. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee recently let it be known that he is considering adding language to the National Defense Authorization Act that would provide a path to securing a green card for certain individuals.
There are individuals of all ages who currently reside in the United States after entering without proper documentation. According to a report issued last fall by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, one group in particular is on the rise. That group is immigrants under the age of 18 and some of them are making their way to South Florida.
In a previous post we discussed the H-1B program which began accepting applications earlier this month. As we discussed in that post, it was expected that a high demand for the visas, which are for the 2015 fiscal year which begins Oct. 1, would result in the cap being reached very quickly. As it turns out, this is exactly what happened. The cap was reached within a week.
Depending on one's background, there may be multiple ways to obtain a visa a move to the United States. For individuals who have money to invest, an EB-5 visa may be a possibility. Individuals who come to the U.S. on one of these visas may be able to obtain a permanent green card and maybe even citizenship.