David Hirson & Partners, LLP

When the United States entered into the North American Free Trade Agreement, special economic relationships were established with Canada and Mexico. To make it easier for Canadian and Mexican citizens to engage in professional business activities in the United States, a new kind of nonimmigrant visa was introduced. Occupations that could qualify for the new

The H-1B visa, a critical path for skilled professionals aiming to work in the United States, underwent significant changes this year that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) argues will increase the integrity of the H-1B lottery system and preserve fairness among the many applicants vying for a limited number of H-1B visas.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the federal agency tasked with administering lawful immigration in the United States. It handles petitions for naturalization and permanent residency and adjudicates asylum claims. The agency is also responsible for issuing family and employment-based visas. By the end of the 2022 fiscal year, the USCIS processing backlog had surpassed

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-130 is completed by U.S. citizens or permanent residents who wish to obtain green cards for their family members. U.S. citizens can use the form to seek green cards for their spouses, parents, children and siblings. Permanent residents can apply for green cards for their unmarried children

One of the most commonly misunderstood immigration processes is that of the I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. While this is the first step in every family-based green card process, the I-130 is nuanced and can be tricky to navigate.
Form I-130 is used to establish a legitimate familial relationship between a U.S. person (citizen or

The United States allocates many green cards to foreign workers annually. These are employment-based visas, also abbreviated as EB-2. Immigrants receive permanent residency in the United States, benefiting the entire nation.
The EB-1 visa covers priority workers. However, the EB-2 visas apply to individuals with specific backgrounds, knowledge and skills. The applicants may fall under

In California, Washington and across the United States, many companies look abroad to find qualified workers to fill positions. The US government arranges a fixed number of H-1B visas for workers in specialized occupations every year. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that their cap on applications for this program has been reached

For Australians who want to move to the U.S. to live and work, one good option to consider is the E-3 employment visa. This visa is only available to Australian citizens and offers multiple advantages over other types of employment visas.
E-3 visa benefits
The E-3 visa is only available to Australian citizens and their