Homestead Exemption

Posted on January 23, 2008 by Nancy Liu | Category: Real Estate

Here I would like to share a little knowledge that might save you big bucks in the future. I always like to remind homebuyers to apply for the homestead exemption at the end of the closing.  I vividly remember at one closing, while I was talking to the buyer about this, the seller was astonished. … Read More

2008 Immigration Trend 1/2

Posted on January 20, 2008 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

US Immigration Trend in 2008 1/2 In a blink, two weeks of 2008 have passed.  In order to have a correct analysis of the US immigration trend, we need to have an overall understanding of the US economy and politics.  Although we are just at the beginning of 2008, we can say with confidence that… Read More

Coping with the New Immigration Trend

Posted on January 03, 2008 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

How Can Employers Cope with the New Trend of the USCIS? In recent months, immigration policy has become increasingly tough when it comes to employers.  It is reflected both in new DOL rules on the restriction of Labor Certification applications, which will be effective this July, and new DHS rules, which will bring significant civil… Read More

L1 Visas States to Apply From

Posted on December 20, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Could Filing L-1 Application in Different States Speed Up the Process? Mr. Liang asked: I have been in the manufacturing business for almost 10 years in China (Korea).  My business is expanding very fast.  I am planning to open a new office in the US and develop this market.  One of my business partners in… Read More

EB-1 General Questions

Posted on December 11, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Q&A: General Questions for EB-1(a) Mr. Gu asked: I am a famous wood carving artist in China.  I am very interested in EB-1(a) immigration after I read your articles regarding EB-1 greencard applications.  It seems that I qualify for an EB-1(a) greencard application.  I have some general questions about the EB-1(a). My first question is… Read More

Request for Evidence

Posted on December 04, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

The Unwelcome Guest – Request for Evidence Recently, we have been experiencing a rapidly increasing number of immigration cases that have received the Request for Evidence (RFE) after receiving the Receipt Notice.  Nowadays, so many I-140 Petition cases have received the RFE that it has become common practice for us to expect an RFE before… Read More

EB-1 vs. EB-2

Posted on November 27, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Q&A: EB-1 vs. EB-2 Mr. Yan asked: I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science.  I am currently working in a software company as a senior researcher.  I have published several papers and journals during my studies in the US.  Recently, one of my research results was published in a professional magazine.  I am interested in… Read More

Multiple L1 Visas

Posted on November 14, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

How Many L Visa Applications Can Be Filed for Newly Incorporated Company in the U.S.? Mr. Kim asked: I am a small business owner and the business I own is involved in exporting traditional Korean handicrafts like china, bamboo wares, etc.  Currently, I have established long term business relationships with some companies in the US,… Read More

L1 Visa Helpful Business Types

Posted on November 06, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Most Helpful Business Types for L Visa Applications Mr. Yang asked: I am a businessman in Korea and I own two companies.  One is in the business of exporting textiles, and the other is involved with waste recycling.  Both of them are doing well in Korea.  Now, I want to immigrate to the US so… Read More

L1 Visa Financial Requirements

Posted on October 30, 2007 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Financial Requirements for L-Visa Application Mr. Wu asked: I have a stone import and export business in Korea and my business runs well.  I have had business relationships with US businessmen for a long time.  I now want my child to get better education in the US, so I plan to immigrate to the US. … Read More