Category: Immigration


The H-2A Visa: The Basics

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The H-2A Visa is for temporary agricultural workers. An employer, in need of labor hands, can use this visa to hire immigrants on a temporary basis. The period of stay for an H-2A Visa is up to one year, or to the amount of time specified on the employers labor certificate filed with the U.S. […]

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The H-1B Visa: The Basics

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The H-1B Visa is a temporary employment visa for professionals or specialty occupations. To qualify as a specialty occupation, the position must meet one of the following requirements (as stated in 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4)(iii)(A): a bachelor’s or higher degree or its equivalent is normally the minimum entry requirement for the position; the degree requirement is […]

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Marriage-Based Immigration: The I-130 And I-485 Confusion

The I-130 and I-485 is a daunting process for husbands and wives going through a Marriage-Based Immigration Process. Apart from the forms being numerous pages long, the instructions for the two forms seem to confuse the entire process even further. For instance, the I-130 is considered the Petition for an Immediate Relative, and some would […]

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The Immigration Interview – Adjustment Of Status Interview or Green Card Interview: What To Expect? | How To Prepare?

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[Read Article in Spanish – Click Here] The immigration process is generally a long one. Immigrants have to deal with the stress and worry about whether their paperwork will be approved. Then, if everything is filed correctly, an immigrant and their family has to attend a nerve-racking immigration interview. This article will tell you what […]

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The J Visa: The Unknown Goldmine To Many

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The J visa, created in 1961, is an underutilized visa program that classes as a non-immigrant visa. This visa allows its holders the ability to work and study in the United States under exchange-visitor programs that promote education and culture. In a given month, the United States has about 170,000 J Visa holders, and an […]

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Who Can An Immigration Attorney Help?

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I have received a few questions about who an immigration attorney can help. In short, an immigration attorney can help people anywhere in the world, whether in the United States or abroad, in U.S. Immigration Matters. In a previous post (found here), I stated that Franchesco Fickey Martinez is a NC Immigration Attorney and that […]

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