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Our US Immigration Services for Canadians

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have decades of combined experience in immigration law for Canadians.

If you are a Canadian looking for representation to work and live in the United States, choose an 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 Immigration Services for Mexicans

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have decades of combined experience in immigration law for Mexicans.

If you are a Mexican looking for representation to work and live in the United States, choose an 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 Immigration Services for Individuals

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have decades 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 Immigration Services for Employers

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have decades of combined experience providing comprehensive immigration law 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 immigration needs, including:

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

Our Immigration Services for Entry to Canada

Are you a US citizen that has been refused entry to Canada, was turned back at the border, or is 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.

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What’s the difference between a National and U.S. Citizen?
What’s the difference between a National and U.S. Citizen?
U.S. immigration law is full of terminologies that can often leave your head spinning. Two frequently confusing terms are "national" and "citizen". At first glance, they might seem synonymous, but in the context of immigration and legal definitions, they carry different implications. Here, we explain each term's differences and significance.
VAWA Green Card Pathway for Immigrant Abuse Victims
VAWA Green Card Pathway for Immigrant Abuse Victims
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offers a pathway for immigrants who are victims of abuse by certain U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to seek safety and stability in the form of a U.S. Green Card. Here’s an overview of the eligibility requirements and the application process for navigating this delicate situation.
Your U.S. Tax Status: Resident vs Nonresident Alien
Your U.S. Tax Status: Resident vs Nonresident Alien
Whether you are a resident or nonresident alien impacts your U.S. tax obligations significantly. Understand the differences and tests, including the green card and substantial presence tests, to determine your status accurately.
Fiancé(e) Visa Options: K-1 and B-2 Visas Explained
Fiancé(e) Visa Options: K-1 and B-2 Visas Explained
U.S. immigration can be complex, especially when it involves joining your fiancé(e), a U.S. citizen, or a lawful permanent resident (LPR). The U.S. Department of State provides two main visa options for fiancé(e)s: the K-1 nonimmigrant and B-2 visitor visas. Understanding the differences and appropriate circumstances for each can make your journey smoother—we discus both the K-1 and B-2 visa options here. 
USCIS Adopts New “Science or Art” Definition for PERM
USCIS Adopts New “Science or Art” Definition for PERM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its policy manual. This update incorporates the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) definition of "science or art" into USCIS procedures, specifically affecting Schedule A and Group II cases. This blog post delves into the details of this policy change and its implications for employment-based 2nd and 3rd preference (EB-2 and EB-3) petitions.
TN Visa Employment Rules for Canadians and Mexicans
TN Visa Employment Rules for Canadians and Mexicans
The TN Visa, under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), provides a unique opportunity for Canadian and Mexican citizens to engage in professional employment in the United States. Understanding the specific requirements and conditions of the TN Visa is important for professionals seeking to work in the U.S. This blog reviews how employment is defined under the USMCA for TN Visa holders. 
USCIS Revises Form I-693 Validity: Indefinite Validity
USCIS Revises Form I-693 Validity: Indefinite Validity
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduces a significant update to the validity period of Form I-693, offering indefinite use for properly completed forms signed on or after November 1, 2023. This article covers the new policy, its background, and what it means for applicants.
Our Client’s Successful National Interest Waiver
Our Client’s Successful National Interest Waiver
Our legal team's expertise in immigration law ensures success, as our client's trust highlights. They sought our help for a National Interest Waiver in the U.S., praising our effective communication and responsiveness. This approach builds trust and simplifies the legal journey, making daunting immigration processes manageable and positive.
Understanding Your 2025 H-1B Visa Lottery Selection Notice
Understanding Your 2025 H-1B Visa Lottery Selection Notice
Congratulations on your selection in the H-1B visa lottery for the fiscal year 2025! If you've received a Form I-797C Notice of Action indicating your beneficiary's selection, here's a guide to help you understand the notice and the next steps.
FY 2025 H1B Visa Lottery: Selection Results and Next Steps
FY 2025 H1B Visa Lottery: Selection Results and Next Steps
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently completed the initial electronic registration selection process for the fiscal year (FY) 2025 H-1B cap, including those under the advanced degree exemption. With the process now complete, USCIS has begun notifying prospective petitioners whose registrations have been selected, granting them eligibility to file an H-1B cap-subject petition.