Streamlined Investor Visa Strategies

U.S. immigration law is complex, but there are a number of visa options for entrepreneurs and those interested in business investment and ownership.  It is not necessary to invest $500,000 and wait years for an EB-5 visa.  This seminar will focus on alternative strategies for investors.
Aug 15, 2018

U.S. Customs proposes adding social media information to visa applications

Critics say though the social media information is optional under the proposal, many would provide it for fear of being denied entry to the U.S.
Jun 29, 2016

Japanese artist scheduled for UW talk on art and politics denied visa

Artist Fram Kitagawa, who has curated major events in Japan, says he was denied a visa because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base.
Nov 12, 2015
Niyati Desai, originally from Mumbai but living in Seattle on an H4 visa, will be eligible to work in the U.S. under a new plan detailed by Homeland Security this week. (Courtesy photo)

Work permits on the way for some H1B tech workers’ spouses

Under an extension of Obama's Executive Action on Immigration finalized Tuesday, spouses of thousands of skilled H1B workers at places like Amazon and Microsoft will now be able to work legally in the U.S.
Feb 25, 2015

Immigrant dancers fighting for U.S. work visas

Ballroom dancers come through customs hoping to propel their careers by training with some of the world’s top coaches. But they're often gone again within six months, unable to secure an O-1B work visa.
Dec 19, 2014

Chinese students swoon at visa extension announcement

Longer visa validity will mean a big break for Chinese students, and more Chinese visitors to Seattle.
Nov 20, 2014
An international visitor arriving at Washington Dulles Airport is fingerprinted as part of a system to track undocumented immigrants and prevent visa overstays. (Photo by Dept. of Homeland Security)

An easy fix for Obama to ease immigration backlog

Can unused visas from the 1990's be used to ease the immigration backlog.
Nov 17, 2014
U.S. Visa issued in India. (Photo by Muzi via Wikimedia Commons)

Black market for U.S. visas draining money from would-be immigrants

Facebook: Seattleites Kabbie Konteh and Dan Lavin have a special connection to Sierra Leone. Now, they're speaking out against the prevalence of the cash-for-visas market in the country and around the world. Twitter: A pair of Seattleites are speaking out against the prevalence of the cash-for-visas market around the world, in particular Sierra Leone.
Mar 24, 2014