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Temporary work visas: What's available and who do they apply to?

There are a number of temporary work visas available to workers who want to enter the United States from other countries and work. Different available routes to obtaining a work visa may be available to you depending on your situation.

Diversity lottery winners from travel ban countries out of luck

The U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) lottery grants immigrant visas to 50,000 people from countries with historically low rates of immigrantion to the U.S. This year, two applicants from Iran and two from Yemen were among the randomly selected winners of that lottery, which was supposed to allow them and their families to move to the U.S. and become lawful permanent residents.

Will President Trump's travel ban impact you or your loved ones?

There's a saying that the third time's the charm. That seems to be the hope of the Executive branch right now. After major court challenges and enforcement issues with two previous immigrantion and travel bans, the White House released a third travel ban just when certain provisions were about to expire. This new travel ban, announced on Sept. 24, 2017, will take effect on Oct. 18, 2017.

How to obtain a marriage-based visa

Moving to the United States is the dream of millions of people across the globe. They come to the country to find work, safety, and a better life for their family. They do their best to reunite with their family as much as possible, which is where marriage-based visas come into play.

9th Circuit appears ready to define relationships for travel ban

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just been hearing oral arguments regarding the scope and applicability of President Trump’s ban on travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim nations. In July, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the ban could not be applied to anyone with “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

How do I get a visitor visa?


The process of entering the United States can be complicated which may lead to many questions and concerns about the process. In general, to enter the United States as a citizen of a foreign country, the noncitizen must either obtain a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary stay in the U.S. or an immigrant visa if the noncitizen is seeking permanent residence in the United States.

Can I bring my fiancé(e) to the U.S. with a green card?


It is not unusual for U.S. citizens who reside in San Diego to meet someone from another country, get engaged and decide that they want to live together in the U.S. However, there are frequently questions about how to get a visa for a fiancé(e), especially in today's difficult and fluid political climate. There are certain requirements to bright a fiancé or fiancée into the U.S. legally and it is imperative to adhere to them.

How can naturalization be expedited for military spouses?


San Diego is a city with a heavy military population and many people who are deployed or stationed overseas for a time. In many instances, people who are deployed overseas will decide to marry a foreign national. A concern for these military members is the ability to get naturalization for their spouse in an expedited manner. Understanding the criteria for this to take place is key.

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