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    How Does the President’s Action Impact Immigration in the US

    On November 20th, 2014 President Obama announced an executive action changing Immigration in the US in such a way to potentially shield 5 million people from deportation.  An executive action differs from an executive order in that it is not legally binding.The change in policy will add an estimated 300,000 individuals to the population of Dreamers – those who qualify under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  These are the children of illegal immigrants who were brought to the US by their parents. The president’s act extends protection to those who arrived as minors before January 1, 2010 (the cutoff […]

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    President Obama Takes Action on Immigration!

    Qualified applicants will qualify for a work authorization, social security card, MA driver’s license and be immune from deportation. President Obama’s announcement will protect you or someone you know. Many of you have been waiting for this announcement and you want a licensed attorney to take care your case. We can tell you if you will benefit and handle the entire process for you. If you would like to find out if you qualify, Attorney Kevin Leeper is more than happy to give you a free consultation. Schedule Your Free Consultation Consultations with Attorney Leeper regarding any of your immigrations […]

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    Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program for Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled a $100 million economic development proposal that includes a program to keep foreign-born entrepreneurs in the state. The goal of the “Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program” is to allow more high-skilled international students to stay in Massachusetts upon graduation if they are growing or starting a business. H-1B Visas Needed Currently, international students’ visas expire when they graduate. In order to stay in the U.S. they must find an employer willing to sponsor their H-1B visa application. However, there are only a limited number of H-1B visas available each year and the application process is […]

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    The H-1B Visa Application Process

    In general terms, an H-1B visa applies to individuals who are considered specialists in their field of expertise. Only 65,000 of these visas are allowed by the U.S. each year; therefore, if a Massachusetts company would like a foreign specialist to work on a specific project in the U.S., the best plan of action is to hire immigration attorneys familiar with the H-1B Visa application process. H-1B Visa Requirements & Application Process In order to apply, the candidate must have attained a college degree within the U.S. or the foreign academic equivalent. The degree must be specific to the job […]

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    The Benefit of L1 and L2 Visas for Massachusetts Businesses

    An L1 Visa is considered an Intra-Transfer. This type of visa allows a firm to temporarily hire a foreign executive to handle high level firm business within the U.S. The visa allows the foreign executive to move to a position with an office of an affiliate, subsidiary, parent company, or different company branch or department. At first, this type of visa only applied to large multinational companies; however the laws have expanded to nurture the international growth of young start-up firms. This allowance has helped small start-ups to extend their reach to the U.S. The L1 Visa allows individuals the […]

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    How To Get US Citizenship: An Explanation of the Process and Terminology

    When considering how to get US citizenship, an individual must understand the processes involved and how to best approach the situation to receive the desired results. The benefits of becoming a citizen of the U.S. are numerous. For instance, a person can enjoy the right to vote, have the right to run for public office, join the U.S. military, and receive the right to travel and live abroad without losing citizenship status. While at first the process may seem overwhelming, to many the benefits outweigh the possible pitfalls involved in applying for citizenship. Am I Eligible to Apply? The first […]

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    I-601A Waivers Can Help Those Who Are in the U.S. Illegally

    This is a radical and welcome change in the law.  Previously, an individual had to wait outside the country for a decision on their waiver.  If it was denied, he or she was barred from returning for up to 10 years.  Now, with the I-601A waiver, you can file in the United States and wait for the decision stateside.  This new law effectively takes the uncertainty out of the process and has already helped thousands adjust their status. In May of this year, I-601A waivers went into effect in the United States. This provisional waiver can help individuals who entered […]

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    Lewis Leeper Offers Clients New Mobile App

    Lewis Leeper is pleased to announce our new mobile app designed to engage and stay connected with our clients. Our custom app was developed by the folks at AttorneyConnect LLC and is available to download in the Apple iTunes store and the Google Play store. We remain at the forefront of technology and innovation and we are committed to serving our clients with unparalleled legal representation and client service. Our new mobile application provides clients with direct access to us as well as provides useful information, tools, and helpful resources. We encourage our clients, colleagues, and friends to download our […]

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    What Could the New Immigration Bill Mean for Me?

    Our Massachusetts Immigration Attorneys Provide Answers On April 16, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced an immigration reform bill that could change the lives of thousands of immigrants in Massachusetts, not to mention millions across the nation. The bill addresses a number of key issues in the immigration debate, including legalization for the country’s undocumented population. The legislation proposes a 13-year path to citizenship, which, among other requirements, calls for immigrants to undergo background checks, pay fines and learn English. Immigrants currently in the U.S. without authorization and who were in the country before December 31, 2011, may be […]

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    Acton MA Immigration Attorneys

    Our immigration attorneys represent clients in Acton, Massachusetts as well as all communities throughout the Boston Metrowest region, within all United States and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in both criminal and non-criminal matters. If you are in need of an experienced and reputable Massachusetts immigration lawyer, please contact us directly.

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