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August 2014 Archives

Being I-9 compliant and the importance of dealing with I-9 issues

Any employer in this country has to file I-9 forms on behalf of their employees. I-9 forms have to be filed out for every employee regardless of whether they are in the country on a visa or if they are a citizen. Essentially, I-9 forms are a system of verification both for employers and employees. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been using the I-9 system in recent years to crack down on employees are employers who are not compliant.

We can help you during your employment visa application

Let's say that you live in a different country but you want to live in the United States. You're holding down a steady job in your home country, but you also believe that your skills would be of tremendous use here in the U.S. So you look into obtaining an employment visa so that you can move to the U.S. However, you are overwhelmed by the options. There are so many different employment visas out there that it would be understandable if you had no idea which visa to pick.

Definition of persecution critical in asylum cases

The humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border has been a recurring theme on this blog over the last month, and with good reason. The crisis itself is bad enough, but there are also individual stories that mirror the circumstances that many of the children at the border had to experience before reaching the border.

How do you obtain citizenship through naturalization?

The dream for many people who consider the United States of America their home is to one day pledge allegiance to the flag and obtain U.S. citizenship. In order to make this dream a reality, there are many requirements that the individual must meet. Once these requirements are met, they can take a naturalization test -- if they don't already qualify for U.S. citizenship in some other way -- which can earn them U.S. citizenship.

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California | California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Avvo
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Irvine Chamber