The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 years of combined experience with helping Mexican citizens who are seeking the opportunity to work and live in the United States.

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. Mexican citizens enjoy the ability to travel to the United States under the USMCA (NAFTA). In many cases, Mexican citizens are involved in activities within the United States that require additional US Immigration status.

There are very few US immigration law firms that can match our specific experience handling US immigration matters for Mexicans. We know how to help Mexicans live and work in the United States. If you are Mexican, take advantage of our specific expertise with US immigration for Mexicans.

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Temporary Work Visas for Mexicans

In order to work legally in the United States, Mexicans must first obtain work authorization. The United States has several different nonimmigrant visa classifications for Mexican temporary workers, through which the spouse and children who qualify as dependents are also able to obtain dependant visas.

TN Visas for NAFTA Professionals

Mexican citizens benefit from the United States Canada Mexico Agreement (USCMA), formerly NAFTA. Under the USCMA, Mexican citizens that work as professionals in any of the 63 USMCA professions and meet the minimum qualifications are able to obtain TN Visa status to work in the United States.

E-1 Visas for Mexicans Engaged in Trade with the US

Mexican businesses 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 United States on E-1 Visas.

E-2 Visas for Mexicans with Investments in the US

Mexican citizens and businesses 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 United States on E-2 Visas.

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

Mexicans 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.

L-1 Visas for Business Expansion into the United States

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

O-1 Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability

Mexicans 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 Mexicans with all other relevant temporary work visas, including:

  • 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

Our Resources for Temporary Work Visas

Can you get a TN visa for trades such as welders, boiler makers, carpenters, electricians, and mechanics?
Can you get a TN visa for trades such as welders, boiler makers, carpenters, electricians, and mechanics?
Under the United States-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), Mexican and Canadian citizens with offers of employment to work in identified professional-level positions can qualify for TN Visa status. TN visa status is only available for those listed under the USMCA professions list. We discuss TN visa status for trades such as welders, boiler makers, carpenters, electricians, mechanics, etc. here.
What expenses can be used in an E-2 investor visa application?
What expenses can be used in an E-2 investor visa application?
Not all E-2 visa investments are done with multi-million dollar purchases. In fact, most E-2 visa investments we see are made up of several small investment amounts. If you are applying for an E-2 investor visa, it is important to understand what expenses can be used towards the investment amount. We discuss what expenses can be used in an E-2 investor visa application here.
TN Visa Recreational Therapist to Green Card through PERM, Approved!
TN Visa Recreational Therapist to Green Card through PERM, Approved!
Under the USCMA Canadian and Mexican citizens can qualify for TN visa status to work and live in the United States under certain professions. Many times, an employer decides to make the offer of employment permanent and sponsor the employee for US permanent residence (green card). We recently helped a Canadian citizen go from a TN Visa as Recreational Therapist to a green card through the perm process. We discuss the process and this approval here.

Green Cards for Mexicans

Green Cards through Employment

If you’re a Mexican 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 Mexicans.

Our Resources for Green Cards through Employment

TN Visa Recreational Therapist to Green Card through PERM, Approved!
TN Visa Recreational Therapist to Green Card through PERM, Approved!
Under the USCMA Canadian and Mexican citizens can qualify for TN visa status to work and live in the United States under certain professions. Many times, an employer decides to make the offer of employment permanent and sponsor the employee for US permanent residence (green card). We recently helped a Canadian citizen go from a TN Visa as Recreational Therapist to a green card through the perm process. We discuss the process and this approval here.
What are the US Work Visa Options for Nurses?
What are the US Work Visa Options for Nurses?
As with many medical professions, there is a substantial demand for registered nurses in the United States. Many employers look to foreign-trained nurses to fill this demand. There are several potential US work visa options for foreign nurses. These include TN visa status for citizens of Mexican and Canadian, E-3 visas for citizens of Australia, and H-1B visas for other foreign nationals. We cover these visa options and US permanent residence for Nurses here. 
USCIS Update – USCIS Issues Guidance on how Employers can show Ability to Pay Wages
USCIS Update – USCIS Issues Guidance on how Employers can show Ability to Pay Wages
On March 15, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued policy guidance on how they determine an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage for EB1, EB2, and EB3 employment-based immigrant visa petitions. Read the full guidance here.

US Family Sponsorship

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 Mexican 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 Mexican 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 Mexican 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.

Our Resources for Family-based Immigration

Green card for Father Mother and Sister of a US Citizen Approved!
Green card for Father Mother and Sister of a US Citizen Approved!
Family-based US immigration can be a long and complicated process. A proper understanding of the rules and wait times often determines the best approach forward. We recently helped a US citizen sponsor his father and mother for green cards. Due to wait times, after the father was approved, he was able to sponsor the sister for a green card. We explain their immigration journey and why this path was the best for their situation here.
Can I get a green card as a “non-controlled Canadian” without an I-94?
Can I get a green card as a “non-controlled Canadian” without an I-94?
With the exception of E visas and K visas, Canadian citizens are visa-exempt and do not require a visa stamp before entering the United States. In most cases when entering the United States as a visitor, Canadians are admitted with a brief inspection and no record of admission or I-94. This is called a "non-controlled" admission. We discuss going from a visitor as a "non-controlled Canadian" to a green card here.
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.

Immigrant & Non-immigrant Visa (NIV) Waivers

Are you a Mexican 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

Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 33 – Border Denials and Refusals under INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) for lack of documents and immigrant intent
Arrive US Immigration Law Podcast – Episode 33 – Border Denials and Refusals under INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) for lack of documents and immigrant intent
In the most recent episode of the Arrive Podcast, we discuss Border Denials and Refusals under INA 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(I) here. for lack of documents and immigrant intent. This type of denial is common for those trying to both visit and work in the United States. We review why these denials happen and how to overcome them.
My visa application was refused under section 221(g), now what?
My visa application was refused under section 221(g), now what?
A visa application refusal under 221(g) is somewhat common and can happen for a number of reasons. In general, 221(g) means that the reviewing officer would like further information before making a final decision on your case. We discuss the meaning of a refusal under 221(g) and what you need to do here.
I was denied entry to the United States under 212(a)(6)(C)(i), do I need a waiver?
I was denied entry to the United States under 212(a)(6)(C)(i), do I need a waiver?
If when seeking entry to the United States you make false statements or willfully misrepresented material facts to seek admission or obtain a visa, you can be found inadmissible. If you have been found inadmissible to the United States under 212(a)(6)(C)(i) for fraud or misrepresentation, you cannot enter without a waiver of inadmissibility. We discuss how to obtain a waiver for fraud or misrepresentation under 212(a)(6)(C)(i) here.

Deportation & Removal Defense

Are you a Mexican 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 for Mexicans

Are you a Mexican 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 Mexicans apply for US citizenship.

Our Resources for US Citizenship

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 Automatic Extension of Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants
USCIS UPDATE – USCIS Automatic Extension of Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants
On December 9, 2022, USCIS announced a policy change that will automatically extend green cards for naturalization applicants. The new policy will go into effect on December 12, 2022. We discuss the new USCIS Policy to Automatically Extend Green Cards for Naturalization Applicants here.
My US Citizenship is delayed, what can I do?
My US Citizenship is delayed, what can I do?
If you filed for US Citizenship through naturalization, and it has been over 4 months since your interview with no response, then you have recourse.  US Congress has enacted laws that enable applicants for US Citizenship through Naturalization who have been waiting 4 months or more to take action in federal court and request a judge to force USCIS to make a decision on long-pending US citizenship cases. We discuss how to get a decision on your US Citizenship case here. 

Affirmative Asylum

Are you a Mexican 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 a Mexican 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.