05 May 2022

I am interested in applying for a green card through the EB5 program based on an investment in my own business. How do I determine if a location qualifies as a targeted employment area (TEA) based on its being an area of high unemployment?

Answer Trying to determine whether a particular location qualifies as a high unemployment area can be challenging. The requirement is that the business must be located in a census tract, or contiguous census tracts, experiencing unemployment of at least 150 percent of the national average. Sometimes,...

24 Mar 2022

I received my green card in the EB2 category last month. I wish to remain with my existing employer, but also to work a second job. Would that jeopardize my green card?

Answer If a person continues to work in the green card position, working a second job concurrently typically would not jeopardize the green card (or future naturalization application).  (23.Mar.2022)Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law. For information on our FREE online...

03 Mar 2022

I was working for a company abroad as a manager for more than one year, and my employer then transferred me to the U.S. on H1B. Can they sponsor me for a green card through the EB1(c) multinational manager / executive category, or do I have to be moved to L1A status, first?

Answer There is no requirement that a foreign national be in L1A status before being sponsored for a green card through the EB1(c) category. Being in H1B status would not prevent an employer for filing an EB1(c) case on your behalf, assuming you meet all the...