Everyone in the United States who is not a U.S. citizen needs some kind of visa to be here legally. Visas are divided into two categories: temporary (nonimmigrant) and permanent (immigrant). The goal of anyone seeking permanent residence is to maintain a series of valid temporary visas while in the U.S. until he or she becomes eligible to apply for a permanent visa. Some people may qualify for a temporary visa and not permanent residence, while others may be able to get a permanent visa, but are not eligible for any temporary visa.
Not sure where to start? See: The big picture: Are you an immigrant or a non-immigrant?
Attorney Dan Berger to Present on Employment and Visa Options at Brown University on March 1st, 2018
Attorney Berger will hold an information session at Brown University for interested students and scholars to learn about employment and visa options. The talk will...
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Under pressure, Trump team backs off proposal to cull foreign tech workforce
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