The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law have decades of experience helping foreign nationals from all over the world work and live in the United States.

We provide comprehensive immigration support to individuals looking to work and live in the US, assisting with everything from temporary work visas to US permanent residency (Green Cards) and US Citizenship.

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Work Authorization

Are you looking for a Temporary Work Visa? We can help.

Depending on your country of citizenship, education level, and employment opportunities, there are many possible employment-based nonimmigrant visa categories that provide temporary work authorization to work and live in the US.

H-1B Visas for Specialty Occupations, DOD Cooperative Research & Development Project Workers, and Fashion Models

Foreign nationals who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability, can apply for the H-1B Visa.

O-1 Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability

Foreign nationals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements, can apply for an O-1 Visa.

Other Temporary Work Visas

We also help foreign nationals with all other relevant temporary work visas, including:

  • CW-1 Visas for CNMI-Only Transitional Workers (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • E-3 Visas for Specialty Occupation Workers from Australia
  • H-1B1 Visas for Specialty Occupations from Chile & Singapore
  • H-2A Visas for Temporary Agricultural Workers
  • H-2B Visas for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
  • H-3 Visas for Nonimmigrant Trainees or Special Education Exchange Visitors
  • I Visas for Representatives of Foreign Media
  • P-1A Visas for Athletes
  • P-1B Visas for Members of an Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
  • P-2 Visas for Individual Performers or Part of a Group Entering to Perform Under a Reciprocal Exchange Program
  • P-3 Visas for Artists or Entertainers Coming to Be Part of a Culturally Unique Program
  • R-1 Visas for Nonimmigrant Religious Workers

International Traders & Investors

Do you have substantial trade or investments in the US? We can help.

If you are a foreign national from a country with which the US maintains a treaty of commerce, and you either conduct substantial trade with or have substantial investments in a new or existing enterprise in the United States, you may qualify for an E Visa.

E-1 Visas for Treaty Traders

Foreign businesses from treaty countries that conduct substantial trade with the United States are able to obtain an E-1 registration for their business that enables them to send qualifying employees to the US on E-1 Visas.

E-2 Visas for Treaty Investors

Foreign citizens and businesses from treaty countries with substantial investments in the United States are able to obtain an E-2 registration for their business that enables them to send qualifying employees to the US on E-2 Visas.

Business Owners

Looking to expand your business into the United States? We can help.

If you are a foreign company that has not yet established operations in the United States, you (or certain employees of your company) may qualify for an L-1 Visa.

L-1 Visas for Business Expansion into the United States

Foreign businesses that are looking to expand their footprint into the United States can do so under the L-1 Visa for Intracompany Transfers, which allows for the start-up of a new business and the transfer of qualifying employees to the US to establish, set up, manage, run, and/or work in the new office.

US Permanent Residence (Green Cards)

Looking for a Green Card through employment sponsorship? We can help.

If you’re a foreign national looking to live and work in the United States as a permanent resident, we can help.

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.” Take a look at the possible paths to permanent residence through employment for you.

Looking for a Green Card through US 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.

If your spouse, parent, adult child, or adult sibling is a US citizen or US permanent resident, US permanent residency through a family member may be an option for you.

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.

Immigrant & Non-immigrant Visa (NIV) Waivers

Are you an immigrant or non-immigrant that has been found to be inadmissible to the United States? We can help.

There are times when persons are found to be inadmissible to the United States for previous criminal arrests, misrepresentation, or fraud (among other reasons). The immigration laws allow for waivers of those inadmissibilities for both immigrant and non-immigrant reasons.

For persons that may only be seeking to enter the United States for a temporary non-immigrant purpose such as to visit, study, or work, their prior history may prevent them from being admitted into the United States. If you have been refused entry to the United States and have been found inadmissible, you might need a waiver.

Our Resources for Waivers

US Immigration Update: Navigating Visa Applications: Understanding Interview Waivers for Temporary Employment
US Immigration Update: Navigating Visa Applications: Understanding Interview Waivers for Temporary Employment
Unravel the complexities of nonimmigrant visa applications with our comprehensive guide. Explore the conditions and criteria for interview waivers, providing valuable insights for H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q visa applicants. Stay informed about exceptions and eligibility, ensuring a seamless visa application process.

Deportation & Removal Defense

Are you facing removal or deportation from the United States? We can help.

Removal defense (formerly called “deportation defense”) involves representing and advocating for immigrants facing removal or deportation from the United States.

For many immigrants, the process involves appearing before an immigration judge in immigration court. While most immigrants cannot afford to have an attorney represent them in court, legal representation is sadly the single most important factor in determining whether someone will win—or lose—their case.

US Citizenship & Naturalization

Are you 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 qualifying persons apply for US citizenship—even attending interviews with our clients.

Citizenship can be obtained through birth in the US, birth to a US citizen, or through naturalization. In some cases, you might already be a US citizen.

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 people like you apply for US citizenship.

Affirmative Asylum

Are you looking to apply for asylum in the United States? We can help.

Many people around the world have to flee their countries of birth due to being targeted because of their race, nationality, political opinion, or being a part of a particular group of people.

If you are in the United States, you can apply for protection in the form of an application for affirmative asylum.

Board of Immigration Appeals

Are you seeking assistance with your Board of Immigration Appeals case? We can help.

The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA or Board) is the highest administrative body for interpreting and applying United States immigration laws.

In general, the BIA reviews appeals from certain decisions that Immigration Judges and district directors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issue, ensuring that the immigration laws receive a fair and uniform application. Filing an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) is a crucial step for many noncitizens facing removal because it is the last opportunity to obtain a favorable decision from the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Our Immigration Resources

Understanding the Bars to Adjustment: A Comprehensive Guide
Understanding the Bars to Adjustment: A Comprehensive Guide
Navigate the intricacies of U.S. immigration law with our in-depth look at the bars to adjustment of status. This article provides a detailed understanding of what bars to adjustment are, their impact on immigrants, and the possible exceptions to these rules.
Overcoming TN Visa Challenges: A Success Story
Overcoming TN Visa Challenges: A Success Story
For many Canadians, the TN Visa has been a crucial gateway to pursuing professional opportunities in the United States. However, even seasoned applicants can face unexpected challenges, as one Canadian shared in their recent experience. In this blog post, we delve into how our team turned a denied entry into a success story, highlighting the expert guidance provided by Jeremy and Rachael throughout the TN Visa application process.
Clarifying Inadmissibility vs. Bars to Adjustment of Status: A Comprehensive Guide
Clarifying Inadmissibility vs. Bars to Adjustment of Status: A Comprehensive Guide
In the intricate landscape of U.S. immigration law, understanding the distinctions between inadmissibility and bars to adjustment of status is crucial. This guide demystifies these terms, offering clarity and guidance for those navigating immigration processes.
Understanding H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) Posting Requirements
Understanding H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) Posting Requirements
This blog post covers the notification requirements that H-1B employers must follow for notifying U.S. workers and H-1B workers, ensuring compliance with the Department of Labor's regulations.
Navigating Success: A Grateful Client’s Journey To Asylum
Navigating Success: A Grateful Client’s Journey To Asylum
Embarking on an immigration journey is a significant undertaking, and having the right legal support can make all the difference. In this blog post, we shine a light on the exceptional work of our team, who, in less than a year, helped a grateful client and their partner secure employment authorization, social security, and asylum. The journey is a testament to our hard work, dedication, and client-focused approach.
Obtaining a Green Card as a Physician: National Interest Waiver Explained
Obtaining a Green Card as a Physician: National Interest Waiver Explained
Are you a physician seeking to make the United States your permanent home? The National Interest Waiver (NIW) may be your ticket to obtaining a green card. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the NIW program and how it can help you achieve your dream of practicing medicine in the U.S.
What is required from a prospective employee for the H-1B lottery registration?
What is required from a prospective employee for the H-1B lottery registration?
The H-1B visa program is a highly sought-after pathway for foreign professionals to work in the United States. However, the H-1B lottery registration process can be competitive, with a limited number of visas available each year. To improve your chances of success, it's crucial to understand the essential requirements expected from prospective employees. In this blog post, we will break down the key prerequisites for H-1B lottery registration, helping you navigate the process with confidence and increase your chances of securing an H-1B visa.
Navigating Immigration Challenges with the Best: Journey to an L1A
Navigating Immigration Challenges with the Best: Journey to an L1A
In the realm of immigration law, having the right legal guidance can make all the difference. At the forefront of excellence is our team, recognized by clients as the best in the field. In this blog post, we'll delve into the expertise that sets us apart and why we are the go-to professionals for navigating the intricacies of immigration law.
Navigating the H1B Registration Process: A Must-Know Guide for Employers
Navigating the H1B Registration Process: A Must-Know Guide for Employers
The H1B visa remains a top choice for U.S. employers seeking skilled international talent. With the registration window for 2024 approaching, it's time for employers to gear up and grasp the intricacies of the H1B registration process. From the $10 registration fee to the collection of essential employer information, we've outlined the key steps you need to follow. Understand the importance of accuracy, legitimacy, and adherence to USCIS guidelines.
Understanding the H-1B Licensing Requirement for Physicians
Understanding the H-1B Licensing Requirement for Physicians
The H-1B visa program is a valuable opportunity for foreign professionals to work in the United States. However, for physicians, there is a unique licensing requirement that must be met to practice medicine legally in the country. In this blog post, we'll delve into the details of the H-1B licensing requirement for physicians, discussing the process, implications, and important considerations for foreign medical professionals aspiring to work in the U.S.