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

How do I get TN Visa status as a Technical Publications Writer?
How do I get TN Visa status as a Technical Publications Writer?
The profession of Technical Publications Writer is listed under the USMCA(NAFTA) professions list as a profession that qualifies for TN visa status. If you are a Canadian or Mexican Citizen with an offer of employment from a US employer, you might qualify to work and live in the US under TN Visa status. We discuss the profession of a Technical Publications Writer for TN Visa status under the USMCA and how to qualify here.
I was laid off or fired while on an H1B visa, now what?
I was laid off or fired while on an H1B visa, now what?
Depending on the circumstances, an H1B Visa holder that loses their employment or fails to renew before it expires might be eligible for a grace period allowing them to remain in the US while they take action to preserve their legal status. But there are a lot of rules to consider, and breaking the rules could mean "unlawful presence." We discuss being laid off or fired while on an H1B visa and what to do here.
As an employer, what do I need to know about H1B Visa extensions and renewals?
As an employer, what do I need to know about H1B Visa extensions and renewals?
The initial term for an H1B Visa is up to 3 years. After the initial 3-year term, an H1B visa may be extended or renewed for one additional 3-year term for a maximum stay of 6 years in H1B visa status. an extension of H1B visa status is obtained the same way as the initial H1B visa, by filing Form I-129 Petition for Alien Worker with USCIS.  We review the H-1B Visa extension and renewal process 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

EB1C Green Card Approved for Multinational Executive in 3 months
EB1C Green Card Approved for Multinational Executive in 3 months
We received the approval for a multinational executive in the IT industry for an EB1C green card in 3 months. The entire process of filing the I-140 Adjustment Petition to go from an L1A Manager to a US Permanent Resident (Green Card) under EB1C to green card production took 3 months with NO request for evidence (RFE) and NO interview.
EB1A approved for a Multimedia Artist
EB1A approved for a Multimedia Artist
We were recently contacted by an experienced professional in the field of multimedia art looking to obtain a green card on their own merits by self-petitioning under the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability category.  They were able to provide extensive proof of their accomplishments in the industry and we were able to successfully argue their merit as a multimedia artist. We discuss the details of this case and the I-140 EB-1A approval here.
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.

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

Mandamus Actions for Immigration Processing Delays
Mandamus Actions for Immigration Processing Delays
If you have a US immigration matter that has been pending well beyond standard processing times, you have exhausted all available administrative remedies, and the US government still fails to act on your case, you may be able to find relief with a mandamus action. We discuss mandamus actions to address processing delays for US immigration matters here.
How do I get a Social Security Number (SSN) on a Non-Immigrant Visa?
How do I get a Social Security Number (SSN) on a Non-Immigrant Visa?
Certain foreign nationals inside the United States on non-immigrant visas are authorized to work because of their status, while others are only authorized to work for an identified employer. We discuss how to obtain a social security number (SSN) if you have valid work authorization either through employment or because of your status.
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.

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

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. 
USCIS UPDATE – Military Naturalization Guidance for Calixto Class Members
USCIS UPDATE – Military Naturalization Guidance for Calixto Class Members
On October 7, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published updated guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual as a result of a settlement agreement in Calixto to v. Department of the Army, Civ. A. No. 18-1551 (PLF) (D.D.C.), known as the Calixto Agreement. Effective Sept. 22, 2022, the U.S. Army agreed to certify Form N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service, for Calixto class members.
How do I apply for a US passport?
How do I apply for a US passport?
A US Passport is not only proof of US Citizenship, it is also a travel document that allows the holder to travel worldwide. A passport can also be used for many other reasons when the identity of the individual must be proven. Only US Citizens as able to apply for and obtain a US passport. Here is how you apply for a US passport.

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.