There are many different business reasons that could lead a foreign businessperson to want to temporarily come into the United States. When a foreign businessperson wants temporary admittance into the U.S. in order to engage in business activities, one of the nonimmigrant visas they may qualify for is a B-1 visa. This is a nonimmigrant business visitor visa.
E-1 status is a nonimmigrant status here in the U.S. that qualifying treaty traders can be granted. However, treaty traders are not the only ones who can qualify for E-1 classification. So too can certain employees of such traders.
A recent federal report indicates that, over the past year, there has been an increase in students from foreign countries studying here in the United States.
There is a lot of terminology out there when it comes to U.S. immigration law. One of the terms our readers may have come across and wondered about is "non-immigrant visa."
There are all kinds of things U.S. immigration officials look at when considering immigration petitions for individuals from a foreign country. One is if the foreign national in question has any inadmissibility factors, which can lead to a find of inadmissiblity, thus creating a ground for denying an immigration petition.
One of the reasons an individual from a foreign country may want to come to the U.S. is to further their education. There are visa pathways for foreign students who desire to study at a U.S. college or university. One of the main types of visas for foreign students is the F-1 visa.
When it comes to immigration law in the U.S., a lot of public focus goes to federal law. Now, federal immigration laws and regulations are remarkably impactful, as they affect fundamental things like what immigration options are available to foreign nationals and what the immigration process entails. However, they are not the only laws here in the U.S. that can have significant impacts on immigrants.
For anyone here in the U.S., being accused of committing a crime can be a terrifying thing. It can be especially scary though for non-citizens. This is because, in addition to the normal concerns criminal accusations can raise, immigration concerns can come up when a permanent resident or other non-citizen is facing such accusations.
Individuals who have received an unfavorable decision in their U.S. immigration case, such as an application denial, have, in most instances, the right to bring an administrative appeal. However, this right does not last forever. Rather, there are strict deadlines for requesting such an appeal.
In our last post, we talked about how there is a huge backlog for immigration cases. Financial resources are being prioritized in areas of enforcement, as opposed to the immigration court system. The amount of cases in backlog is staggering, and new case work keeps coming in -- to the tune of roughly 200,000 cases per year. Given the casework of a typical judge, stress and burning out are two very serious issues for immigration judges.