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Immigration Options for Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs

Northeastern University’s announced opening of The Roux Institute in Portland has sent shockwaves of excitement through Maine’s tech industries – and for good reason. Northeastern’s cooperative education model leverages corporate partnerships to design curriculum that responds to business needs – helping ensure students have the practical and technical skills to thrive in the global marketplace… [Read More]

Understanding the Evidence: Why Letters of Support are Important Components of Extraordinary Ability Petitions

Compiling the evidence is an integral part of the petition process for EB-1 and National Interest Waiver (NIW) petitions. Gathering letters of support from professionals in your field can help illustrate your “extraordinary ability” and/or provide detailed information about your achievements in your area of expertise. While obtaining letters of support is important, finding the… [Read More]

What You Need to Know: Extraordinary Ability and NIW Petitions

Extraordinary ability petitions and National Interest Waivers allow the most highly skilled foreign nationals the chance to obtain a green card without sponsorship. In this article, we hope to help you understand basics of the EB-1 “Extraordinary Ability” category and the National Interest Waiver. Contact us directly if you have questions about whether you are… [Read More]

EB Visa Availability Update

Retrogression of visa category priority dates impact EB petition applications According to recent information that the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) gained from the U.S. Department of State, the EB-1 Worldwide category is likely to remain retrogressed through December 2018. When visa categories are retrogressed, applicants can still file I-140 petitions; however once the I-140… [Read More]

Not Just Dreamers – Here Are Three Real Immigration Problems Congress Should Address (And How to Fix Them)

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday announced two votes on immigration legislation in the United States House of Representatives, derailing efforts by bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to secure the signatures necessary to vote on competing immigration reform bills using a discharge petition. The upcoming votes on two separate immigration bills – one proposed by… [Read More]

Green Card and Visa Solutions for Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

What do Sergey Brin (co-founder, Google), Liz Claiborne (founder, company namesake), Andrew Grove (co-founder, Intel), Jerry Yang (co-founder, Yahoo!), and Elon Musk (CEO, Tesla) have in common? They are all entrepreneurs who immigrated to the United States and helped to revolutionize the industries where they made their mark. Attracting remarkably talented people to the United… [Read More]

The Basics of Business Immigration: Understanding the EB-2 Visa Category

As an employer who utilizes a global workforce, how can you combat the turnover issues inherent in hiring employees to work for your company on temporary, nonimmigrant visas? Nonimmigrant work visas certainly have their benefits, but what if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of having to regularly apply for extensions or brand… [Read More]

4 Tips For Recruiting The Best International Talent To Your Business

Are you struggling to find domestic, qualified talent to add to your business? Are you looking to expand your company to other global markets or add a multicultural perspective to your workforce? Your company’s ability to reach the next level of growth and success could be dependent on your ability to find and recruit international… [Read More]