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Steven A. Culbreath
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Are You a Foreign Buyer of US Real Estate?

Most of us at one point or another feel the need for a place to get away from the daily grind and routine. For those who do not already live in a locality drenched in sunshine and warm weather, the ..
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Are the EB-5 Regional Investment Centers in Jeopardy?

The EB-5 Employment Creation / Investor Program was founded in 1990. The program was created for qualified Aliens seeking Permanent Resident status (i. e. Green Cards) on the basis of their ..
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How to Choose an Appropriate Immigration Lawyer

Many times I have a prospective client on the phone, or in the conference room during a consultation, speaking openly and candidly about their life, their experience, their ambitions, their ..
(June 28, 2008)
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Very Brief Overview of U.S. Immigration Benefits

There are three basic areas of US immigration benefits: I) non-immigrant visas; II) Lawful Permanent Residence (a/k/a “green card") and III) citizenship. I. Non-immigrants: Non-immigrant visas .
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Are You Now, Or Could You Become, A Large Scale Commercial ..

For those who are living and working in the United States on so-called “non-immigrant visas", there may be an option of applying for an “Investor Green Card", if you can (or already may ..
(June 28, 2008)
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Where Are We Today?

Rewind by about a year. Summer 2007. The summer of great legislative anticipations and actions. Or was it? Legislators and groups alike, on either side of the hallway, had their agendas regarding ..
(June 28, 2008)
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Immigration Update in View of Upcoming of Presidential ..

The U. S. Immigration laws were supposed to change considerably during the summer of 2007. Much debated legislation proposals were supposed to have been reconciled under an umbrella-version known as .
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Searches and Seizures by CBP at US Ports of Entry Enhanced ..

Over the past 12 months, I have personally noticed a substantial increase of clients’ accounts on unpleasant inspections and interrogations on entry to the United States, by members of CBP, the .
(June 29, 2008)
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Visa Free Travel to the US Under the Visa Waiver Program ..

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The program was ..
(June 28, 2008)
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Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About E Verify

Formerly referred to as the Basic Pilot Program, E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by USCIS, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). ..
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Notarios Providing Legal Services Constitutes Unlicensed ..

Some people in Florida are confused as to what services a Latin American notary public - “notaria, " “consultoria" or “notario publico" - can provide regarding immigration matters. ..
(June 28, 2008)
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TSAs Practices at US Airports Regarding Immigration Status

TSA's practices at airports regarding immigration status of travelers has recently come under fire. In recent times, increasingly many reports across the country have surfaced, regarding security ..
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EB 5 Green Card Investment in Regional Centers Explained

The EB-5 Green Card was created in the 1990s by what was INS in order to create employment in the United States by attracting foreign investment ‘in exchange for’ lawful permanent ..
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What is Standard Operating Procedure When Petitions Are Sent ..

There is some degree of curiosity and lack of knowledge surrounding what happens when a Consular Post sends an approved petition back to USCIS for revocation. The following will shed some light on ..
(July 10, 2008)
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Returning to the US After an Absence of One Year Or More?

To reenter the U. S. an LPR normally needs to present his or her green card (Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551). A reentry permit is needed for reentry from absences outside the U. S. that are ..
(July 10, 2008)
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What Exactly is Visa Shopping?

"Visa shopper" is the term used to describe a foreign national who applies for a U. S. visa at a U. S. Embassy or Consulate where he/she thinks it will be easier to qualify for a visa, rather than ..
(July 12, 2008)
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The Process of a Non Immigrant Visa Application Explained

While the process of applying for a U. S. visa at a consulate or embassy is not a secret, most people are not familiar with it, unless they have personally been through the process or maybe heard ..
(July 12, 2008)
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Visa Cancellation Vs Visa Revocation

People often wonder what reasons are behind the cancellation or revocation of a visa previously issued. The fact that a visa has been cancelled does not necessarily indicate anything negative about ..
(July 12, 2008)
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US Border Inspection Process Explained

For someone how has never travelled to the United States before, a likely question to arise in their mind would be “What happens at the Port of Entry when I arrive?" Foreign travelers to the ..
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B 1 Business Visitor What is One Allowed to Do in the US?

Lately, I have had an increased number of inquiries on this very issue. So I figured, now is as good as time as ever to briefly re-visit this issue for the benefit of my readership. Certain kinds of ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Application For US Citizenship by Service Members of the US ..

Members and certain veterans of the U. S. armed forces are eligible to apply for United States citizenship under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In addition, USCIS ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Have Children (On Visas) About to Graduate From High School?

While many of my Non-Immigrant Visa clients come to the United States with spouse and/or children in tow on dependent visas, parents need to be mindful of their children's immigration status as they ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Important Issues For Green Card Holders to Remember and ..

Clients who are Green Card holders (i. e. permanent residents) frequently ask me about issues they need to be aware of when traveling internationally, outside of the United States. Here are some ..
(July 30, 2008)
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Are You Or Do You Know a Foreign Student Who May Be About to ..

Generally, it is well-known that foreign students in the United States on F-1 student visas cannot work while on this status. There are however, some limited circumstances under which an F-1 student .
(July 30, 2008)
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