Everyone in the United States who is not a U.S. citizen needs some kind of visa to be here legally. Visas are divided into two categories: temporary (nonimmigrant) and permanent (immigrant). The goal of anyone seeking permanent residence is to maintain a series of valid temporary visas while in the U.S. until he or she becomes eligible to apply for a permanent visa. Some people may qualify for a temporary visa and not permanent residence, while others may be able to get a permanent visa, but are not eligible for any temporary visa.
Not sure where to start? See: The big picture: Are you an immigrant or a non-immigrant?
Coalition for International Entrepreneurship Sends Open Letter Recommending Changes to International Entrepreneur Parole
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Attorney Berger and Case Manager Hindle Co-Author Brookings Institute Report
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USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions
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