How Can I Immigrate to the United States?

Most of us know, to some extent, the options for establishing legal residency in the United States. Therefore, what follows is not meant to be an exhaustive discussion, but rather a brief guide for those who are less familiar with this topic. As a general rule, the U.S. government grants a limited number of visas…
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The Story of Adel Ahmed

According to the Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution, immigrants are thirty percent more likely to start new businesses in the United States than American-born citizens. Furthermore, eighteen percent of small business owners in the US are immigrants – higher both than the share of the immigrant population (eleven percent) and…
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Top Ten Fortune 500 Companies Founded by Immigrants

The consumer economy in the United States is characterized by branding, and if your company is good enough at branding and selling its product, your company will not only become a household name, but synonymous with a particular product. Pfizer is synonymous with drugs and pharmaceuticals. Proctor and Gamble is responsible for the production of…
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Working in the United States

(1) I have a friend who has a company in America and is willing to hire me. Am I likely to get a work visa if I apply at the consulate in my country? (2) I’m in the U.S.with a student visa and was just offered a job. Could I accept the offer? (3) My…
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Asylum and Withholding of Removal Report:  New BIA Decisions on “Particular Social Group” Claims

This month, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) published Matter of M-E-V-G-, 26 I&N DEC. 227 (BIA 2014) and Matter of W-G-R-, 26 I&N DEC. 208 (BIA 2014), both of which consider the eligibility of asylum and withholding of removal protection in the United States in the context of membership in a “particular social group.” Respondents…
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Is the E-2 Visa Right for You?

Thinking about starting a business in the U.S.? E-2 visa may be an option worth considering. There are many tempting benefits that come with this non-immigrant status: Enter the U.S. market by expanding your business or starting a new one; Live in the U.S. indefinitely, as long as you manage your company; Travel in and…
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