Asylum Status Explained

Asylum is a form of legal protection provided to foreigners who can prove that they have a credible fear of being persecuted if they return to their homeland. The concept of providing a safe haven to those fleeing oppression was embraced by the United Nations in 1951. At first, this was limited to protecting the millions of Europeans affected by World War II. However, since 1967, the Refugee Convention was opened up Read More

Extraordinary Immigration: The O Visa & EB-1 Visa

Every year, the U.S. government makes a number of nonimmigrant visas available to foreigners with “extraordinary abilities” in the arts, sciences, education, business, or sports. Known as O visas, these permits have enabled a growing number of skilled and talented individuals to travel to the United States: in 2014, there were 83,000 entries while 111,516 were logged in 2017.   The O nonimmigrant classification has Read More