Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

    US Immigration: Will You Be Relocating This Year?

    Will 2010 be Your Year to Relocate to America?

    Will this be Your Year to Relocate to America?

    Happy New Year One and All!

    I hope that this year many of you will be able to realize your American Dream.  I will certainly do my best to keep you informed as to what’s going on in US Immigration.

    There are Many Visa Options to Choose From

    We have also had a number of clients go from either an E2 visa (E2 video) or L-1A visa (L1 video) to attaining green cards for their families. This was a constant theme of 2009: many people already here upgrading to green card status.

    Our K1 Fiance(e) and Green Card by Marriage practice has remained steady throughout the last 12 months. I guess love is financially blind.  When you’ve got to be together you’ve simply got to be together.

    The breakout area of our practice that has really done well is our O1 Visa and EB1 Green card business. These visas and green cards are for Aliens of Extraordinary Ability. In a nutshell, these are clients who typically work in Entertainment and Media who would like to work in the US.  We have enjoyed great success in this area winning case after case, sometimes within a matter of days after filing. we’re certainly looking to continue to expand this area of  the practice.  If you’re a high flyer in any profession the O1 visa (Video) or EB1 visa (Video) maybe something you should seriously consider for this year

    F1 Visa Students Are Always Well Placed to Take Advantage of Local Opportunities

    F1 Visa Students Are Always Well Placed to Take Advantage of Local Opportunities

    Students and Graduates

    Another area of practice that continues to do well is the F1 Student Visa option. Many people use this visa option as a stepping stone to other visas. The F1 student visa will certainly enable you to get a strong local presence, build contacts and a network that can lead to job opportunities that otherwise you’d never hear about.

    Perhaps one of the hardest hit of our practice is the Graduate H-1B visa market. Ironically, this has been not due to a lack of H-1B visas as these were available from April 1st right through until the end of the year, for the first time since 2003. The problem for our clients was finding the right employment opportunity. The next batch of H-1B visas is April 1st  for jobs starting no sooner than October 1st  and as usual these will be on a first come first served basis.  The key is to try and get your job lined up asap so we can make these H-1B visa applications for you as close to April 1st  as possible.

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    I’ve been waiting with baited breath, watching  all the various news bulletins on TV and in the Press looking to see how the Health Care Reform is going to be settled so that Congress can then focus it’s attention on starting the much anticipated Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR).  I have to say it’s been very frustrating.  As I discussed in previous Newsletters, pundits have been looking for Health Care Reform to pass before jumping into Immigration Reform.  Unfortunately, even though a separate HealthBill has passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, these Bills have to be reconciled, voted upon and then signed into law.

    I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

    Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. IngramUS 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
    520 Broadway, Suite 350,
    Santa Monica,
    California 90401
    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.

      

    General Location:  Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, California, USA.
    Serving all 50 States
    Copyright 2010

     

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