The US Immigration Maze – Part 1: Let Us Show You the Way
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The Immigration Maze
I'm sure that if you have done any amount of online US immigration research you may feel more confused now than when you started! There are so many websites out there trying to entice you to go with them. Of course, that only makes sense - websites are online retail stores looking for customers, this was my experience when I lived in the UK and was looking to move to the US. Every website I went to had maybe one piece of the puzzle and no matter how many websites I went to I could never get a comprehensive understanding of everything or a consistent answer. Even the US Embassy websites are the same; often contradicting each other, that’s why I call it the US Immigration Maze.
Every website has an apparent 'careful limit' to the amount of information they give you. They are deliberately trying to not give you the entire picture simply because they do not want you to take their information and try and do it yourself. There are also many kinds of liability issues the writers of these web pages are trying to deal with. There is no one rule that fits everyone. One person (alien) may have a degree but a criminal conviction, whilst another person has a degree, no conviction but overstayed a previous visit to the US. Another may have a degree, no conviction, no previous overstay, and has a US girlfriend. I could go on listing many variations in a graduate’s personal circumstance that would significantly change the advice that should be given. No website can cater to everyone so its important to communicate with an actual licensed attorney and pay for it so they can, like me be held accountable.
When you know what it feels like to go to the Embassy and be turned down and then have to go through the process again until you’re successful, that experience is invaluable in relating to clients. That gut-wrenching feeling of disappointment and angst? Yes, I’ve been there, got the T-shirt, video, CD, DVD, special edition, Director’s Cut and poster to prove it! In fact, every client from the very start of the process all the way to US citizenship has to go through a complete range of emotions and experiences. We just try to make sure that we’re there with them every step of the way - making sure that we deal with every bump in the road.
Everyday I am rewarded with emails from prospective clients saying how much they’ve enjoyed reading the materials on our website and how much it helped them. It really does make a big difference in your immigration thinking as a lawyer when you have personally experienced the immigration process first-hand.
US Immigration really is a minefield; describing it as a ‘maze’ is polite. US Immigration officers make decisions everyday that can make a dream or ruin it at the stroke of a pen. Maybe the US Immigration officer got a bad night’s sleep, or has other negative issues to deal with that put them in a really bad mood, who knows? When they come to review one of our prepared cases, we want them to think twice before they pick a fight with us. We want them to approve the case. I want to make their day by reminding them what a highly professionally prepared case looks like: the case that is a joy to read rather than a chore.
We are US Immigration Lawyers Dedicated to Your American Dream: We have taken a number of immigration visa types to focus on and dedicate ourselves to help as many people as possible relocate the right way. For example, for families who have significant equity in their home we might discuss the E2 visa option with them. We have clients who have a business in their home country who would consider opening another branch in the US, and this would open up an L1 visa discussion. Almost everyday we get enquiries from couples who have found love on the internet and are thinking about getting married, for them we'd discuss the K1 visa option and for those married couples (one of which a US citizen) we discuss the K3 visa option or simply a "Direct to Green Card" option.
We also work with a lot of people of any age who may be thinking about going to college as a starting point for their immigration journey, for them we'd talk about the F1 Student visa and talk about the work permit opportunities that could be available after the first year. Amongst our favourite cases are those people working in the entertainment industry. Here we'd talk about the O1 visa and EB1 visa to get them relocated in the shortest possible time. For those clients who are working at a very high level perhaps earning more than $100,000 per year the EB1 visa for business is also an interesting option worth discussing. Our goal is to help as many people as possible, for aliens who have a BA degree or 12 years experience in their job rising into a management position - the H-1B visa could be their ticket. The truth is, if you are really serious about relocating and are prepared to do what is required in order to satisfy the US Immigration requirements then most likely we'll probably be able to help you.
Relocating is not easy or straight forward, half the planet would like to move to the richest countries and America is number 1 on that list. America has one of the toughest immigration policies in the world. Take our US Immigration Relocation Checklist to see if you have a profile that fits any of the US Immigration options available. If you can answer "yes" to any of the questions then please complete our consultation questionnaire and we'll be more than happy to work with you.
I hope this article helps to give you a little more insight into the world of US Immigration. Talk to us, we really care and want to help as many people as we can. No matter what your immigration issue, you’ll feel better talking to us about it.
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By Chris M. Ingram, LL.M., ESQ.
Attorney at Law
US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
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Tel: 310 496 4292
Everyday the Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram provides a comprehensive range of US Immigration expertise. We also provide a free consultation for our prospective clients.
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