Immigration for Individuals
Naturalization is the process to obtain United States citizenship. The process typically takes 4-6 months from the time of filing until the interview. Before filing the N-400 application it is imperative a qualified immigration attorney review your case. If your case is denied, you will risk being placed in deportation proceedings, where you may lose your lawful permanent resident status and be deported.
EB-5 Investor Visas
Investing in the United States can be one of the quickest ways to gain lawful permanent residence. A minimum investment of $500,000 must be made in a new commercial enterprise that creates or preserves 10 full-time jobs.
E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
Investors from treaty countries are eligible for an E-1 visa allowing a foreign national to carry out substantial trade in the U.S.. The United States has an extensive treaty network.
U Visa for Criminal Victims
Victims of crimes who are willing to assist in their investigation and prosecution can apply for a U visa granting them permission to live and work lawfully within the United States.
F-1 Academic Student
Foreign nationals seeking to study at a college or university in the United States are welcome under the F-1 Academic Student Visa program.
FOIA - Freedom of Information Act Request
A Freedom of Information Act Request (FOIA) helps us determine your immigration benefit eligibility. It is often the first step in ensuring that the appropriate action is being taken on your case.
B-1 Visa for Business / B2 Tourist Visa
B1/B2 visas are unlimited in number and allow the holder multiple entries into the United States for up to ten years. The visit must be temporary for business or pleasure.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Young people brought to the United States as children are eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This program grants applicants a work permit and social security number. The work permit can be renewed yearly.
TN - Trade NAFTA Professionals
The TN category is a potential option for professional citizens of Canada and Mexico. The applicants must possess specific degrees and licenses, appropriate to the particular profession, and must have job offers from US employers.
L - Intracompany Transferee
For a U.S. company having a related company abroad, the L visa can be an extremely useful and valuable tool to facilitate the transfer of personnel from abroad to the U.S.
Julia ThomeAssociate AttorneyJulia Thome is an associate in the Orange County office. Ms. Thome represents both individuals and employers throughout the United States and worldwide. Ms. Thome specializes in employment visas including H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and investor visas including E-2 and EB-5.
Mathew HigbeeAttorney at LawMathew Higbee utilizes his unique blend of legal and professional experience to deliver success for his clients. He has handled a wide-range of cases in both criminal and civil courts. He has served as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is a frequent commentator and guest writer for various media.
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