The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law have more than 20 years of combined experience in US immigration law. We offer free case assessments, affordable flat fees, and excellent client service.

We help people from all over the world with their US immigration matters, including:

  • Foreign national looking for representation to live and/or work in the United States through permanent residence (green cards) or temporary work visas
  • Permanent residents looking for US citizenship
  • US citizens that are having trouble re-entering Canada due to an inadmissibility issue

Because of our proximity to Canada here in Buffalo, New York, we are especially experienced with the needs of Canadian citizens seeking the opportunity to work and live in the United States.

Employment-based Immigration

Looking for US work authorization? We can help.

In order to work legally in the United States, foreign nationals must first obtain work authorization by obtaining temporary work visas or US permanent resident status (green cards) for workers.

Temporary Work Visas

The United States has several different nonimmigrant visa classifications for temporary workers, through which the spouse and children who qualify as dependents are also able to obtain dependant visas, including:

Green Cards through Employment

A permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a “green card.” You can qualify to become a permanent resident under several different categories, including:

  • EB-1 Priority Workers (extraordinary ability)
  • EB-2 Priority Workers (advanced degrees)
  • EB-3 Priority Workers (skilled workers and professionals)
  • And more

Family-based Immigration

Looking to live in the US through family sponsorship? We can help?

The US immigration system allows for the sponsorship of certain qualifying immediate family members of US citizens and US permanent residents.

Green Cards for Spouses

If you are a Canadian citizen married to a US citizen, they can petition on your behalf for a green card and permanent residence.

Green Cards for Family

If you are a Canadian citizen and a qualifying family member of a US citizen or permanent resident, they can petition on your behalf for permanent residence.

K-1 Visas for Fiancés or Fiancées

If you are a Canadian citizen engaged to a US citizen, your fiancé or fiancée can petition on your behalf to obtain a K-1 Visa to enter the US for the purpose of marriage.

US Citizenship & Naturalization

Looking to become a US citizen? We can help.

Contact Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law today if you have questions about your eligibility for naturalization, or you are in need of assistance with the naturalization process. We routinely help US permanent residents apply for US citizenship—even attending interviews with our clients.

Do I qualify for US Citizenship?

Find out whether you meet the requirements to apply for US citizenship.

How do I apply for US citizenship?

Learn about USCIS Form N-400, which is used to apply for US citizenship through naturalization.

Can you help me apply for US citizenship?

Richards and Jurusik have extensive experience helping Canadians and other citizens apply for US citizenship.

Canadian Inadmissibility for US Citizens

Are you a US Citizen that has been refused entry to Canada? We can help.

If you are convicted of an offense, you may be inadmissible to Canada. This may be due to a criminal offense that you committed in the past such as a DUI, DWI, DWAI, OUI, DUAI, possession, assault, a felony, misdemeanor, fraud, or other convictions.

If you have been refused entry to Canada, were turned back at the border, or are unsure whether you are inadmissible, it is important to consult with a Canadian immigration attorney who can compare the law under which you were convicted with the equivalent law in Canada to see whether the conviction is one that makes you inadmissible. We can also determine whether your offense is one that is considered major or minor criminality.

Why was I denied entry to Canada?

There are different reasons why you may not be allowed to enter Canada, including security, medical, or criminal reasons.

How do I gain re-entry to Canada?

There are three ways to overcome your inadmissibility and get permission to travel to Canada again.

Can you help me gain re-entry to Canada?

Richards and Jurusik have extensive experience helping people who have been refused entry to Canada.

Our Immigration Resources

What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?
What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?
E2 Visa status is investors coming to the United States to develop or direct the operations of a business enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E2 visa is an investment. We discuss what is considered an "investment" for the E2 Investor visa.
Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?
Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?
Professionals in medical and allied professions not listed under the USCMA, often look at closely related professions to try and obtain TN visa status. Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians often look to the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists for TN visa status. We review the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists, the requirements, and who qualifies here.
How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.
USCIS makes March 20, 2020 Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent
USCIS makes March 20, 2020 Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued yet another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through Oct.  23, 2022. In addition, USCIS made March 20, 2020, Signature Policy Permanent. Read more about this USCIS update here.
As an employer, how do I verify employment eligibility?
As an employer, how do I verify employment eligibility?
The E-Verify system was created to allow employers to confirm the employment eligibility of both US citizens and noncitizens to work in the United States. Employers are able to use the E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility. Learn more about the E-Verify system here.
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