We are devoted solely to the practice of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law and assist clients with a wide array of immigration questions and issues. U.S. Immigration law is complex and highly regulated. The law serves a variety of purposes: reuniting U.S. citizens and residents with relatives who live in different countries; providing an incentive for foreign investment in the U.S. economy; and connecting U.S. employers with valuable employees. Our Firm handles these matters and more.
Managing Attorney Jeff Khurgel draws from over a decade of experience in working with companies and immigrants to help them reach their immigration goals. Prior to founding the firm, Khurgel was a Partner and head of the Family Reunification Department at a large Pasadena, CA immigration law firm. Attorney Khurgel has also worked with USCIS and was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for the Department of State.
Summary of Services
I. FOREIGN NATIONALS SEEKING WORK VISAS IN THE UNITED STATES
We handle immigration visas for individuals and corporations. We assist professional workers (H-1B) aliens of extraordinary ability (O-1 and EB-1), business transferees (L-1), students with status questions, National Interest Waivers (NIW) applicants, foreigners with an Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability (EB-2), and many others. We understand that is it important for businesses to have access to a global workforce, and we understand that America continues to be a magnet for the world’s best and brightest. We offer representation for all types of employment visas.
II. FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION AND WAIVERS
Our law firm handles all family-based immigration issues. We represent families pursuing a Green Card in the U.S. and at U.S. Embassies outside of the U.S. Our practice includes marriage, fiancée, and other family immigration matters, including employment authorization. We have a strong record of success in various Waivers, including hardship waivers for fraud, crimes and overstay. We also handle Provisional Waivers (I-601A) and J-1 Waivers of the 2-year home residency requirement. Our family practice includes Deportation Defense and Deferred Action for childhood arrivals (DACA).
III. VISAS FOR INDIVIDUALS SEEKING IMMIGRATION THROUGH INVESTMENT
Our firm handles immigration matters for individuals wanting to come to the U.S. temporarily or permanently based on a capital investment. The E-2 visa is a 2-year renewable visa for individuals coming to the U.S. to start a business and requires a “substantial investment”. The fifth-preference (EB-5) allows for a permanent Green Card. The classification was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and investment by foreign investors, and requires either an investment of $500,000 – $1 million depending on the location of the enterprise.
IV. WE ARE A GLOBAL IMMIGRATION LAW FIRM
Our law firm is easily adaptable to the global needs of the U.S. immigration community. Our Consular knowledge is sought out by applicants overseas applying for Visas, Waivers, and following Denials at U.S. Embassies. Attorney Khurgel has either worked in or represented visa applicants before over 20 Embassies around the world. The firm also represents clients at USCIS offices and Immigration Courts throughout the U.S. Through close phone, email and Skype communication, we bring our expertise to our clients, no matter their location.
- Immigration Attorney Jeff Khurgel Designated Board Certified Specialist in Immigration LawBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on February 3, 2016
- Coming Soon to a Supreme Court Near You: Executive Actions on ImmigrationBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on January 19, 2016
- H-1B Public Access File Compliance for EmployersBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on January 17, 2016
- Section 204(c) Fraud Finding Deemed Improper by Federal District CourtBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on January 17, 2016
- BALCA Decision Reiterates Problematic Nature of Employee/Owner Labor CertificationsBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on December 18, 2015
- 10 Quick Facts: Visa Waiver Program and Proposed ChangesBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on December 14, 2015
- USCIS Issues Draft Guidance on 204(j) "Same or Similar" PortabilityBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on November 30, 2015
- Defining “Substantial” for the E-2 Investment VisaBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on November 21, 2015
- The “B-1 in lieu of H-1B Visa” – A Useful Alternative in Appropriate SituationsBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on November 20, 2015
- 5th Circuit Upholds Injunction Related to Immigration Executive ActionsBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on November 20, 2015