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At Richards and Jurusik, we ONLY practice US immigration law.

Our US Immigration Services for Canadians

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 30+ years of combined experience in US immigration for Canadians.

If you are a Canadian looking for representation to work and live in the United States, choose a US Immigration Lawyer with specific experience working with Canadians, including:

  • Temporary Work Visas (TN Visas, L-1 Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, and more)
  • Green Cards through Employment and Family Sponsorship
  • Immigrant and Non-immigrant Visa (NIV) Waivers
  • Deportation and Removal Defense
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Board of Immigration Appeals

Our US Immigration Services for Mexicans

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 30+ years of combined experience in US immigration for Mexicans.

If you are a Mexican looking for representation to work and live in the United States, choose a US Immigration Lawyer with specific experience working with Mexicans, including:

  • Temporary Work Visas (TN Visas, L-1 Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, and more)
  • Green Cards through Employment and Family Sponsorship
  • Immigrant and Non-immigrant Visa (NIV) Waivers
  • Deportation and Removal Defense
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Board of Immigration Appeals

Our US Immigration Services for Individuals

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 30+ years of combined experience helping foreign nationals from all over the world.

We provide comprehensive immigration support to individuals around the globe that are looking to work and live in the US, including:

  • Work Authorization (Temporary Work Visas)
  • Traders and Investors
  • Business Owners
  • Permanent Residence (Green Cards)
  • Immigrant and Non-immigrant Visa (NIV) Waivers
  • Deportation and Removal Defense
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Board of Immigration Appeals

Our US Immigration Services for Employers

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 30+ years of combined experience providing comprehensive immigration support to businesses of all types and sizes.

If your business is sending employees to the United States or expanding your operations into the US, or you are a US company hiring a foreign national, we can help you with your US immigration needs, including:

  • Temporary Workers (Temporary Work Visas)
  • Permanent Workers (Green Cards)
  • Business Expansion, Traders, and Investors
  • Temporary Business Visitors

Our US Immigration Services for Entry to Canada

Are you a US citizen that has been refused entry to Canada, were turned back at the border, or are unsure whether you are inadmissible? The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik can help.

If you are convicted of an offense in the past such as a DUI, DWI, DWAI, OUI, DUAI, possession, assault, a felony, misdemeanor, fraud, or other convictions, you may be inadmissible to Canada. It is important to consult with a Canadian immigration attorney who can compare the laws and determine the nature of your offense BEFORE you attempt to cross the border.

Our Immigration Resources

The Arrive Podcast

With 1 to 2 new episodes each month, the Arrive Podcast can help you stay updated on the US immigration matters that matter the most to you.

Our US Immigration Videos

Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law regularly creates video content about the current state of a certain aspect of US immigration law, and how it applies to Canadians living and working in the United States today.

US Immigration FAQs

We are continually growing a comprehensive set of answers to frequently asked questions about US immigration. Find your answer, ask us a question, and sign up to stay updated.

Canadian Visitor to US Citizen in 4 Years!
Canadian Visitor to US Citizen in 4 Years!
Canadian Visitor to US Citizen in 4 Years! One of the most common scenarios we see practicing US immigration law on the northern border with Canada is for visitors that enter the United States and marry US citizens. We recently helped a client complete the journey of entering the United States as a visitor, marriage to a US Citizen, and eventually US citizenship.  Read their US Immigration story here.
USCIS Update – 2024 H-1B Visa Cap Lottery Opens on March 1, 2023
USCIS Update – 2024 H-1B Visa Cap Lottery Opens on March 1, 2023
On January 27, 2023, USCIS announced that the initial registration period for the 2024 H-1B Visa cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 17, 2023. During this period, prospective petitioners and representatives can complete and submit their registrations using the USCIS online H-1B registration system.
I am on a TN visa. Can I participate in the H1B visa lottery?
I am on a TN visa. Can I participate in the H1B visa lottery?
Canadian and Mexican nationals have the advantage of both TN visa status and H1B visa status. A common dilemma is deciding between these two visa options and the impact they might have on future immigration. A common question is, "Can I participate in the H1B visa lottery while on a TN Visa?" We answer this question here.
Is Canadian common-law marriage recognized by US immigration?
Is Canadian common-law marriage recognized by US immigration?
A marital relationship is an essential element for the spouse of a foreign national working or living in the United States. Suppose a qualifying marital relationship can be shown. In that case, the spouse of a foreign national on an E2, L1, H1B, TN, or any other non-immigrant visa in the United States can obtain dependent visa status. We discuss the viability of a Canadian common-law marriage for US immigration purposes here.
I overstayed a visa and married a U.S. citizen. Can I still get a green card?
I overstayed a visa and married a U.S. citizen. Can I still get a green card?
Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of undocumented immigrants inside the United States entered legal immigration status and then overstayed their status. Many enter as tourists, students, or non-immigrant workers. When their visa status expires, they simply remain in the United States and overstay their legal admission by months, years, or even decades. Thus making them undocumented or illegal. In some cases, the foreign national develops a relationship with a US citizen that leads to marriage. We discuss the process of going from a visa overstay to a green card through marriage here.
USCIS Updates – USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities through March 23, 2023
USCIS Updates – USCIS Extends COVID-19-related Flexibilities through March 23, 2023
On January 24, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through March 23, 2023. USCIS anticipates that this will be the final extension of these accommodations, and requesters must comply with the response requirements set forth in any request or notice dated after March 23, 2023.
USCIS announces extension of green cards for I-751 and I-829 petitioners to 48 Months
USCIS announces extension of green cards for I-751 and I-829 petitioners to 48 Months
On January 23, 2023, USCIS announced the extension of green cards (LPR) for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status for 48 months beyond the card’s expiration date. We discuss the announcement of the extension of green cards for Form I-751 and Form I-829 here. 
Can I work at Uber, DoorDash, GrubHub, Lyft, Instacart, or another part-time job while on my TN visa?
Can I work at Uber, DoorDash, GrubHub, Lyft, Instacart, or another part-time job while on my TN visa?
In some instances, those inside the United States working under TN visa status look for ways to supplement their income. Foreign nationals need to be careful when looking for a side hustle as it must be covered by their visa status. In most cases, a new visa must be obtained to cover any work done on the side. We discuss supplemental income or side hustle while on TN visa status here.
What is a consular report of birth abroad (CRBA)?
What is a consular report of birth abroad (CRBA)?
If you are a US Citizen residing in a foreign country and have a child, there is a possibility that your child has a claim to US Citizenship. A consular report of birth abroad is an official record of the birth of a US citizen in a foreign country. We discuss the consular report of birth abroad (CRBA) for children born to US citizens abroad here.
USCIS Update – USCIS to Resume bundling Petitioner Form I-129s and Derivative I-539s
USCIS Update – USCIS to Resume bundling Petitioner Form I-129s and Derivative I-539s
On January 19, 2023, USCIS agreed to resume the bundling and adjudication of USCIS Form I-129 Petition for Alien Worker, USCIS Form I-539 Application to Extend/Change Status, and USCIS Form I-765 Application for Work Authorization for derivatives when filed concurrently.