JW Practice Group provides individualized and specialized legal services in major areas of US immigration and nationality laws.
All countries impose restrictions on the ability of foreign nationals to enter, live, and work in their territories, as well as on foreign businesses that plan to set up business operations within their national borders. These restrictions are reflected in various visas issued to foreign nationals coming to the United States. As attorneys practicing immigration and nationality laws of the United States, we have the passion, knowledge and ability to help those foreign nationals and their US employers navigate the highly complex restrictions and requirements of the United States immigration laws in order to obtain the appropriate visas.
Visas can be divided into two broad categories: the immigrant visa (permanent residence or green card), which allows foreign nationals to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis; and nonimmigrant visas which allow foreign nationals to stay in the United States temporarily and under strictly enforced requirements for various purposes.
US immigration law practice can also be roughly divided into two basic areas: employment-based and family-based immigration processes. Employment-based immigration is the process by which foreign nationals obtain temporary or permanent visas in order to work and live in the United States. The process is based on job offers from employers in the United States, or foreign nationals’ professional accomplishments, or their investment in the United States. Meanwhile, family-based immigration is the process by which individuals obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States based on qualifying family relationships with individuals who are US citizens or lawful permanent residents. JW Practice Group provides specialized legal services in both employment-based and family-based immigration processes.
The following is a list of selected employment-based and family-based immigration processes, as well as major nonimmigrant visas: