H-1B visas provide exciting opportunities for workers looking to come to the United States. Someone with an H-1B can find work in a specialty occupation, while also working toward becoming an American citizen.
The legal issues that immigrants have to navigate are complex, even if they are already currently residing in the United States. If you live in the U.S., one of the issues you may have to address is the removal of conditions on your resident status. As with any other process associated with immigration law, this can be an arduous undertaking.
Proposed immigration laws unveiled last week aim to scale back the system that has allowed immigrants to bring their spouses and families to the United States for decades. Instead, the new plan would favor immigrants bringing certain educational backgrounds or skillsets to the American workforce.
There are no assurances that one can receive a work visa or green card by complying with regulations. In 2015, under the past presidential administration, there was an allowance for spousal visas when that individual’s spouse was taking the necessary steps to become a lawful permanent resident.
Immigration law in the United States allows children who are unmarried and come to the U.S. before the age of 21 to apply for lawful permanent resident status. But, because of backlogs in processing, someone can easily “age out” if they reach their 21st birthday before the government accepts their application.