H-1B Visa Lottery Process

Many of you are wondering about the new H-1B changes specifically as related to the new selection process as some people are calling it the “H-1B visa lottery” Process. Although it is called “Visa Lottery” applicant do not have to buy a visa lottery ticket to be selected. Interested applicants should simply submit their petitions as they normally do and wait for the selection process, which we will further explain in this article.

The Differences Between the E-1 an E-2 Nonimmigrant Visa Classifications

While doing your research on United States immigration law, you realize that looking at visa options is best guided by the very purpose of your intended travel. Upon much contemplation, it finally comes to you – the purpose of your intended travel! You want to invest in the United States economy, either through international trade or major business investment. More …

Undocumented Immigrants’ Rights in Custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

In the current political climate, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers have been able to get away with serious human rights violations. The overall lack in knowledge and information regarding the rights of the undocumented detainees very much contributes to what ICE is able to get away with. Therefore, it is important for  undocumented detainees to comprehensively understand …

Supporting Your Understanding of Liability under the Affidavit of Support

The I-864 form, also known as the Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA, can get you confused in 864 different ways (figuratively). What exactly is the affidavit of support? What is the liability of a sponsor under the I-864?  Allow Elkhalil Law, P.C. to silence your confusions in the following discussion: What exactly is the affidavit of …

What is the EB-6, The International Entrepreneurs Program?

On January 17, 2017, the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) formally released the final rule to allow International Entrepreneurs to legally remain and work in the United States in a Parole status. The rule, included in 8 CFR 212.19, became effective as of July 16, 2017.  The new rule is aimed at providing an alternative method for those …

Welcome to the US! Now Meet Uncle Sam!

With your passport and visa in hand, you are preparing to take off into your journey to settle in your new home in the United States. Naturally, you are flooded with emotions. On one hand, starting anew is exciting. On the other hand, the uncertainty can be a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to understanding the laws and expectations …

LLC vs. Corporation: What is the Difference?

**This article is co-authored by Sawsan Selim From the onset of formal education, young students are taught that entrepreneurs are the risk-takers of society. However, good entrepreneurs do not take blind jumps and hope for the best. Quite the contrary; successful entrepreneurs are those who take calculated risks and make good decisions at the get-go. The longevity and prominence of …

Just How Extreme is “Extreme Vetting”?

Throughout Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign trail, we heard these two words being uttered over and over again like a broken record: extreme vetting. Don’t know what it means or what the implications are? You’re not alone. The extent of confusion surrounding this topic is to the point at which “extreme vetting” lookups on search engines have spiked through the roof. …