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What is a K-1 visa?

When a U.S. citizen who lives in Florida wishes to marry a non-citizen foreign national, he or she is able to bring their fiance to Florida in order to get married. One way, other than a tourist visa, in which a foreign fiance can legally enter the country in order to marry is a K-1 visa, which is a type of non-immigrant visa specifically geared towards foreign fiances.

Man receives humanitarian visa after mother's death

Miami residents might be interested to learn about a man who was recently approved for a humanitarian visa. Born in Mexico, the man was brought to the United States by his family when he was 2 years old. Although the man was previously granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, he effectively deported himself when he took his dying mother back to Mexico.

How does immigrant law relate to children?

Federal and state laws address how Florida handles immigration matters for individuals in a wide range of situations. In some cases, a child might need to be placed in long-term foster care because the parents are not U.S. citizens. Other children might qualify for special immigration status as juveniles for several reasons. For example, a child may be placed in the court's custody, or there may be allegations of abuse. It may also be determined that remaining in the U.S. is in the child's best interest or that the child is eligible for long-term foster care.

What are the requirements for a temporary work visa?

Foreigners wishing to come to Florida to work for a short period of time may be interested to learn how to qualify for a temporary non-immigrant worker visa. In most cases, a non-immigrant visa would require an employer to petition for the worker before they arrive in the United States. However, there are some temporary worker classifications that do not require the visa applicant to have a job set up ahead of time.

Skilled labor and H1-B visa applications

Business owners in Florida have the option to recruit skilled workers from other countries under federal immigration policy. The H1-B visa program allows businesses to bring in certain categories of specialized labor, including computer programmers, engineers and scientists. The program establishes a start date for applications, an annual limit on the number of employment visas and other guidelines that business owners need to understand before participation.

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