U.S. Immigration Law Office Specializing in Family and Business-Based Immigration
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 is a Board Certified Immigration Specialist by the State Bar of California and draws from over sixteen years 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 5-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 a minimum investment of $800,000, 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 60 Embassies and Consulates around the world. The firm also represents clients at USCIS offices and Immigration Courts throughout the U.S. Through close phone, email and televideo (Zoom, Skype) communication, we bring our expertise to our clients, no matter their location.
- I’ve Received a Notice of Intent to Deny my Immigration Petition (“NOID”) from USCIS, now What?By Jeff Khurgel | Posted on July 15, 2021
- E-2 Small Business Visas: 20 Questions to Consider Before ApplyingBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on July 14, 2021
- New USCIS Rule States H-1Bs will not be Subject Wage-Based Selection ProcessBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on February 5, 2021
- H-1B Public Access File Compliance for EmployersBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on January 29, 2021
- Premium Processing Changes Take Effect – Additional Applications Eligible and Filing Fees to IncreaseBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on October 24, 2020
- Employment-Based Progression in the October 2020 Visa Bulletin and Related NewsBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on September 26, 2020
- Breaking News: Public Charge Rule Put on Hold by District Court JudgeBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on July 31, 2020
- New DACA Applicants Can Apply - District Court Judge RulesBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on July 20, 2020
- Trump Proclamation Limits Mostly H-1B and L-1 Visa Holders from Entering the U.S.By Jeff Khurgel | Posted on June 23, 2020
- Trump to Issue Executive Order Barring Entry of New H-1B and L-1 Visa HoldersBy Jeff Khurgel | Posted on June 22, 2020