Opposing Immigration Views on Display at Boulder GOP Debate

As Republican presidential hopefuls squared off inside the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder late last month, a group of protesters assembled at nearby Farrand Field to push back against what they see as anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric coming from GOP candidates. The “My Country, My Vote” rally was spearheaded… Read more »

Immigrants and Entrepreneurship in the US

U.S. immigrants have an impressive record of starting businesses in this country that benefit the economy as a whole—a trend that flies in the face of immigration opponents who argue that newcomers to this country stifle job opportunities for those already living here. Denver recently celebrated all things startup business-related at the fourth annual Denver… Read more »

Congressional Bill Provides Permanent Residence Path for E-2 Visa Holders

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would allow certain foreign nationals on E-2 visas to apply for permanent residence in the United States. Under current U.S. immigration law, E-2 Treaty Investor visas are issued for two-year periods and may be extended for an additional two-year increment indefinitely. E-2 holders whose visa status expires… Read more »

Stay Up to Date with the Latest Immigration Laws

When it comes to keeping up with today’s latest immigration laws, it can get a bit confusing. And with the 2016 Presidential Election taking place next year, we keep hearing more and more on how immigration laws are expected to change. For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, he has already released his plans to better manage immigration,… Read more »

I am a small business owner, how do I hire a foreign national on a temporary basis?

Hiring a foreign national on a temporary basis is something many small business owners do. There are advantages and disadvantages to making that choice, of course, since it’s a bit of a different process than hiring someone who is a citizen of the US. In order to hire a foreign national, it’s important to understand… Read more »

New Rule Will Permit Thousands to File I-485s Beginning Oct. 1

A new rule will allow family and employment-based Green Card applicants to apply for a change of immigration status earlier than previously possible. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in coordination with the Department of State (DOS), announced on September 9 a change in the process for determining visa availability for immigrants seeking “adjustment of… Read more »

I am a foreign national, how do I invest in and work for a US business?

As a foreign national, working in the United States may be an end goal, or a means to an end. No matter what your reasons are for wanting to invest in a US business and/or work for that business, there are requirements that have to be followed to ensure your time in the US is… Read more »

Top 25 Technology Start-Ups in the Denver/Boulder Area

 If you’re looking for a place to start up a technology company, the Denver/Boulder area is a prime location to consider. Many tech companies have gotten their start there recently. Some of these startup companies are completely focused on technology, while others have found ways to make the power of the Internet work for them based on what they want… Read more »

How Do I Work in the US as an Artist, Athlete, or Entertainer?

Individuals with unique skills as an artist, athlete, or entertainer may qualify for short-term O, P, or H visas to the United States. Read on to learn about the different visa options available to persons of unique talents who wish to further their professional goals in the U.S. Anyone with specific questions about visas for… Read more »

Update on DAPA/DACA: Litigation Stalled in Appeals Court

Implementation of President Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration remains on the back burner as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hears arguments over the legality of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Created through executive action by Mr. Obama in November 2014, DACA… Read more »

What is the National Interest Waiver Green Card?

The “National Interest Waiver” or “NIW” is a rather underutlized approach to obtaining legal permanent residence in the United States.  It is available to foreign nationals working in the US in various fields such as business, education, the arts, and sciences whose employment within the United States is in the “national interest” of the country… Read more »

Moving Work Locations – When Does It Affect An H-1B Petition?

In Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, decided April 9, 2015, USCIS’ Administrative Appeals Office held that, in addition to employers certifying a new Labor Condition Application (LCA) when an H-1B worker changes worksite locations, the US employer must now file an amended H-1B petition before placing an H-1B worker in the new worksite location. While… Read more »

Colorado DMV Cleared to Increase Number of Undocumented Driver’s Licenses Appointments

In April 2015, the Colorado legislature’s Joint Budget Committee finally reached a key compromise on increased funding requests for driver’s licenses for the undocumented in Colorado. Earlier in the year, the legislature in a surprise move de-funded the driver’s license program for the undocumented license law, known as SB-251. Licenses began to be issued August… Read more »

What Happens When my H-1B 6-year Period Expires? 

The coveted H-1B visa is actually capped to a total of 6 years. It is issued in a three-year increment so technically you can renew it for another three-year period. This is yet another frustrating problem with the H-1B visa in addition to getting one of the 85,000 visas per year.  Over 175,000 applicants applied… Read more »