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January 2017 Archives

New executive order takes aim at sanctuary cities

While many immigrants residing in Orange County are in the country legally, there are also many who do not possess the proper paperwork. Although the new administration is only a few days old, President Donald Trump is already moving forward with plans to strengthen immigration enforcement across the country. One of his executive actions is directed at sanctuary cities.

How do I remove a condition on my permanent residence status?

For many immigrants to Riverside County, receiving a green card can be a huge life milestone. However, some green cards that are issued are considered conditional and only valid for a limited amount of time unless the conditions are removed. If your green card was issued due to one of the two following circumstances, the conditions will need to be removed in order for your green card to become permanent.

The future is uncertain for many potential H-1B workers

Certain types of workers from other countries with specialized skills are highly desirable to U.S. employers. Those looking to immigrate to Riverside County to work in one of these skilled positions would need to obtain a H-1B visa. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the person applying for the H-1B visa must already have a job offer by a U.S. employer who can then petition on the worker’s behalf.

The EB-5 visa gives foreign investors a path to U.S. citizenship

While visas are available for those who wish to immigrate to Riverside County for employment purposes, a different kind of visa exists for those who have money they are looking to invest in American companies. The EB-5 visa was created in 1990 as a way for foreign investors to help spark economic growth in the United States.

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