The “Fairness for ‘High-Skilled’ Immigrants Act of 2019″ (H.R. 1044) Will Destroy Employment-Based Immigration to the United States Executive Summary: The “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019” H.R. 1044, S. 386, has unintended consequences that are contrary to the intent of the legislators.While this bill attempts to make the employment-based green card process fair

Adding another victory to her list, Orlando sports immigration attorney Ksenia Maiorova secured a P-1A visa for Dmitrii Vorotyntsev. Vorotyntsev, who has a cult following on Instagram, competes in the Men’s Classic Physique division. Dmitrii is famous for his unique proportions – a tiny waist and massive shoulders. Vorotyntsev’s first US competition Dmitrii Vorotyntsev used

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Editor’s note: this interview was published, in Russian, in the January 2018 edition of the Russian Speaking Newspaper. Not many attorneys focus on the sports aspect of Extraordinary Ability immigration. Can you tell us how you got started in sports immigration law? Well, I’ve always loved sports and respected not only the physical, but also

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019,” which could effectively end the path to green card applications under EB-1A for professional athletes. The bill, HR 1044, proposes a redistribution of the annual quota for employment-based green cards, including EB-1A green cards for individuals with extraordinary ability

When you schedule a consultation with an immigration attorney, you expect to hear whether the attorney can help resolve your matter, and if so, how he or she will do it, how long it will take, and what the legal fee will be. Below are some very important questions that you may not think to

While the L-1A visa remains a popular investor visa, it has one major limitation: it requires that for at least a year of the last three, the applicant occupied an executive or managerial position in a business outside the US. For those individuals who are seeking investor visas to the US, but do not satisfy

June 22, 2019 – Orlando, FL – Our Managing Partner, Ksenia Maiorova, a nationally-recognized thought leader in sports immigration, spoke at the 2019 Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Attorney Maiorova, who is also known as The Sports Visa Lawyer, presented on a panel titled “We Are the Champions: Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa

If you are an immigrant who obtained his or her residence in the US through marriage to a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) or US citizen, you probably already know that you will need to file a Form I-751 to remove your conditions on residence during the 90-day period before your 2-year green card

P-1 visa win in a complicated case Our Sports & Extraordinary Ability practice got off to a great start in 2019, with a P-1 approval for Canadian Tremaine Harris. Harris, a 400-meter Olympic sprinter, uses his P-1 to train with the world-renowned Altis group in Phoenix, AZ and compete in the US. This case was

“What is the legal fee for my case?” This among the most important questions for anyone considering hiring an immigration lawyer. Today, we unravel the mystery of legal fees. What is the difference between an hourly legal fee and a flat fee? The vast majority of attorneys charge their clients hourly. This means that an

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