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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 20 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
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization

Our US Immigration Services for Mexicans

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 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
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization

Our US Immigration Services for Individuals

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 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)
  • US Citizenship

Our US Immigration Services for Employers

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 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.

How do I get congressional help for my immigration case?
How do I get congressional help for my immigration case?
If you have a pending immigration case that is beyond normal processing times and you have used all available administrative actions to move the case forward, your congressional representative may be able to assist. We explain how to get help from your congressional representative when your immigration case has stalled. 
H1B Visa Approved for Cardiac Perfusionist after TN Visa Denial
H1B Visa Approved for Cardiac Perfusionist after TN Visa Denial
We successfully received the approval of an H1B Visa for a Cardiac Perfusionist through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after a TN Visa denial. The employee first attempted to obtain a TN visa at a US port of entry under the Medical Lab Technician/Technologist profession and was denied entry.  We were able to review the profession and placement of the employment at a non-profit teaching hospital and file a successful H1B visa petition. We discuss the details of this case and the H1B visa approval here. 
How do I prepare for my immigrant visa medical exam?
How do I prepare for my immigrant visa medical exam?
Once the National Visa Center (NVC) reviews your documents and your case is documentarily qualified, your immigration visa case is then forwarded to your local US Consulate or US Embassy for your immigrant visa interview. Prior to your immigrant visa interview, a medical exam must be completed with an embassy-approved doctor, also referred to as the Panel Physician. Exams conducted by other physicians will not be accepted. We explain how to prepare for your immigrant visa medical exam below.
USCIS Update – Next Phase of EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions to begin Sep. 15, 2022
USCIS Update – Next Phase of EB-1 and EB-2 I-140 Petitions to begin Sep. 15, 2022
On September 15, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the next phase in the Form I-907 Premium Processing expansion for qualifying EB-1 and EB-2 petitioners with pending I-140 Petitions.
How does social media impact the visa process?
How does social media impact the visa process?
As part of the visa process, both the DS-160 and the DS-260 contain questions regarding social media accounts and social media identifiers. Questions regarding social media accounts have been put into place as added background and security measures for foreign nationals coming to work and live in the United States. We discuss how social media impacts the visa process below.
L1B Visa Approved for Technical Sales Professional
L1B Visa Approved for Technical Sales Professional
We received the approval of an L1B Visa for a Techincal Sales Professional through Form I-129 with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). L1B Petitions are highly scrutinized making approval difficult. Adding to the difficulty, this case was for a sales professional. A field that adds additional scrutiny from USCIS.  We discuss this case and the L1B approval from USCIS here.
US Immigration Update – DHS issues final rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility
US Immigration Update – DHS issues final rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility
On September 8, 2022, The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final rule on Public Charge Inadmissibility grounds. DHS has vacated the 2019 rule and will rely on the 1999 Field Guidance. This new final rule will be effective December 23, 2022.
Arrive Episode 31 – TN Visa Status for Medical and Allied Professionals
Arrive Episode 31 – TN Visa Status for Medical and Allied Professionals
In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss the USMCA professions list and TN visa status for medical and allied professionals. We review a recent case of a Cardiac Perfusionist that applied under the USMCA as a Medical Technologist and how to look at the professions list to determine if you qualify under a TN Visa Profession.
As an Employer, how do we show our ability to pay the required wage for an I-140 Petition?
As an Employer, how do we show our ability to pay the required wage for an I-140 Petition?
Employers sponsoring foreign workers for permanent full-time positions through the I-140 Petition for Foreign Workers are required to demonstrate their ability to pay the required wage for the position offered. The documents used to prove the required wage are often confidential and sensitive in nature. For this reason, many employers hesitate in providing the information. We discuss what documents can be used to satisfy the ability to pay the required wage here.
My new office L1 visa status was approved, now what?
My new office L1 visa status was approved, now what?
Receiving approval for an L1 New Office Petition is just the first step in the process of expanding operations into the United States. It is important to understand the limits of the L1 visa and the requirements that must be met within the first year of US operations to prepare for the extension process. We discuss how to prepare for and what to expect during the extension process here.