Immigration is a complicated area of law that can quickly become overwhelming without an experienced lawyer. An attorney will be able to guide you through the process of applying for a work visa, green card, and other immigration-related issues. In this article, you will discover how to find a good immigration attorney.
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Immigration law covers a wide range of issues relating to immigration into and deportation from the United States. It’s a complicated area of law involving statutes, regulations, and legal precedents. So, what does an immigration lawyer do exactly?
An asylum attorney will help you apply for asylum and evaluate if you are eligible for any other forms of deportation relief. If you’ve been living in the United States without citizenship documentation, you may want to explore the option of filing for asylum. Asylum is a protection granted to foreign nationals who meet the […]
Many foreign residents are interested in coming to the United States for work, job training, conferences, consulting with colleagues, or to establish a business office here. And it’s no surprise — California has the highest number of immigrants of any state in the U.S. It had the most immigrants in 2015, both in terms of […]
In Silicon Valley and elsewhere in California, startup companies are king. That means being able to employ highly talented people off the bat and as the company grows, a task that has proven challenging given the H-1B visa lottery. That’s the visa entryway for talented foreigners with specific skills to be green-lighted into the country, […]
Update: Is Street Vending Legal In Los Angeles? After facing an uphill battle for years to run their businesses, street vendors will soon be allowed to operate on the sidewalks of Los Angeles. The L.A. City Council voted in February to decriminalize street vendors, though there are still a few i’s to dot and t’s […]
There are lots of reasons people want to immigrate to the US – economic opportunity and reuniting with family top the list. But lots of people also come to the US seeking political asylum. What Is Political Asylum? People facing persecution in their home countries may seek “political asylum” in the US. Essentially, they’re asking […]
It used to be that you had to show proof of legal residency to get a CA driver’s license. That put a lot of pressure on undocumented immigrants – it’s pretty tough to get by in California without driving. So, lots of people without proof of legal residency were driving without licenses. That also means they were […]
Moving away from home is never easy, even within the same country. When you’re crossing international borders, the whole process gets a lot more complicated. Because of the difficulty of navigating the US immigration process, it’s common for families to be split across borders, with one or more members in the US and the rest in […]
Want to know how to get a green card in California? Learn more about eligibility, the application process, and more. There are several ways to get a green card. Today, we’re taking a closer look at how to get a green card in California so you can take your first step toward permanent resident status. […]