When Immigration Matters

Karen-Lee Pollak Interviewed on KLIF to Discuss Trump Executive Order on Immigration

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 8:58 PM

 

KLIF.pngThank you Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff of the Dave & Amy show on www.klif.com for having me on the radio to discuss President Trump"s executive order. Right after me was Glenn Beck's show. We live in interesting times.
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Immigration Attorney Karen Lee-Pollak to Discuss Impact of Immigration Policy on American Economy at TWU Law School

Posted by Michael Pollak on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 2:08 PM

Employment Based Immigration: Can Our Immigration Policy Foster Business?

immigration attorneyImmigration attorney Karen Lee Pollak will speak as a panelist at the Texas Wesleyan Immigration Initiative and State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section Panel.  The event will be held at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law- Fort Worth on Monday March 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM- 1:15 PM

The panel will discuss current United States employment-based immigration; possible solutions to related issues; and potential changes in employment-based immigration policy.  The event will focus on the impact of immigration policy in the American economy. Practicing attorneys will be encouraged to share their perspectives about the economic impact of the current United States immigration system.

Panelists: 

Karen-Lee Pollak, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP

Jason Mills, Law Office of Jason Mills

Dustin J. O’Quinn, Gardere Wynne & Sewell, LLP

What is an EB-1 Visa?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains how to bring an employee to work in the United States with an EB-1 visa.

eb-1 visaThe EB-1 is a preference category for United States employment-based permanent residency. It is intended for "priority workers". Those are foreign nationals who either have "extraordinary abilities", or are "outstanding professors or researchers", and also includes "some executives and managers of foreign companies who are transferred to the US".  It allows them to remain permanently in the US.

 Thanks for your comments, questions, and suggestions regarding immigration topics.

How to Qualify for an EB-2 or EB-3 Visa?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains how to legally bring an employee to the United States. 

eb2 visaEB-2 is an immigrant visa preference category for United States employment-based permanent residency, created by the Immigration Act of 1990. The category includes "members of the professions holding advanced degrees or their equivalent", and "individuals who because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business will substantially benefit prospectively the national economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare of the United States, and whose services in the sciences, arts, professions, or business are sought by an employer in the United States"

The EB-2 or EB-3 Employment-Based Visas allows an individual to enter and work inside of the United States based on an investment he or she will be controlling, while inside the United States. This visa must be renewed every two years, but there is no limit to how many times one can renew. The investment must be "substantial". Investor visas are available only to treaty countries, which include countries like Albania and Senegal, but do not include Brazil, Russia, India and China.

The EB-3 is an immigrant visa preference category for United States employment-based permanent residency. It is intended for "skilled workers", "professionals", and "other workers". Those are prospective immigrants who don't qualify for the EB-1 or EB-2 preferences. The EB-3 requirements are less stringent, but the backlog is much longer: typically 6 to 9 years, except for residents of India and China, for whom the backlog is even longer, sometimes more than 12 years.

 Thanks for your comments, questions, and suggestions regarding immigration topics.

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