Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

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Visa options for the United States

We have posted here a nonimmigrant visa chart, which outlines the most commonly used temporary visa classifications for the United States including the major requirements and limitations. We hope you find this helpful. As always, please keep in mind that this is general information and cannot be relied on as legal advice. 

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Do I Have to Use an Attorney to Apply for Citizenship in the US?

Today is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the United States! The day marks the signing of the US Constitution on September 17, 1787.  It is also a day to recognize those who have become US citizens (though here at Sumner Immigration Law, we celebrate those every day!). Many times clients or prospective clients ask if […]

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TN Status for Citizens of Mexico Coming to the US: How Long Can I Stay?

The TN visa classification was created pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and is for citizens of Canada and Mexico coming to the US to work in professional positions.  Canadian citizens seeking TN status in the US can apply directly at the border. However, citizens of Mexico must first apply for a TN […]

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November is here! Have you done these things to prepare?

November is upon us! Have you done the following things to make sure your immigration ducks are in a row? 1. The last days for filing for the diversity visa lottery are upon us! File your application now to avoid last-minute computer glitches, and secure your chance to win a green card (if you meet […]

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Need to send an employee to the US to work? Plan Ahead and Avoid Delays and Surprises!

If you need to send (or bring) an employee to the US to work, you can take a few easy steps to make the process faster and smoother for you, your company, and for the employee. For example, these are the basic questions to consider; this information will help the immigration attorney expedite the preparation […]

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School attendance low? Check your state’s immigration laws!

This week, a federal judge ruled on whether key portions of Alabama’s immigration law should stand. The judge ruled that certain portions cannot be enacted, included prohibiting undocumented foreign nationals from attending public colleges, and prohibiting concealing, harboring, transporting, etc. of undocumented aliens. However, other provisions were allowed to stand, including provisions that allow local […]

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What is a priority date?

In most cases, there are three major factors that determine how soon an applicant for permanent residence status will receive the green card: The country he/she was born in. The family-based or employment-based category (see below). The priority date. There are a limited number of family-based and employment-based immigrant visas (green cards) available each year. […]

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Friday Fun Facts in Immigration Law!

No more employment-based green cards are available this fiscal year! US Department of State reported on Sept. 15th that the annual limit has been reached. No worries though; in less than 15 days the new fiscal year will start, and numbers will be available again. Check the October visa bulletin to see if your date is […]

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Visa Overstay? Tread with Caution!

Visa Overstay? Tread with Caution! US Department of Homeland Security has recently announced that it is implementing broader security checks for foreign nationals who have overstayed the period of authorized stay (frequently called “overstaying your visa”). DHS officials state that the new measure is designed to ferret out terrorists, and is part of a program […]

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Welcome to Immigration Muse

Greetings! My name is Emily Sumner, and I am the founding member of Sumner Immigration Law. I have started this blog, Immigration Muse, to provide the most recent updates in immigration law as well analysis of the direct impact on individuals with immigration-related goals or challenges (obtaining a work visa, marrying a US citizen, how […]

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