Jewish Journal

TN visa for Canadians

By Cedric M. Shen

May 4, 2011 | 10:56 pm

The TN visa was created under the North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, U.S. and Mexico.  Under this visa, a Canadian citizen may work in a professional occupation in the U.S.... read on

  • Free legal clinic - Saturday May 7, 2011

    By Cedric M. Shen

    April 27, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    Every 1st Saturday of the month, attorney Cedric Shen will provide complimentary legal advice regarding your immigration issues.  The next scheduled clinic is:

    DATE:  SATURDAY MAY 7, 2011
    TIME:  10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
    RSVP:  (888) 228-4525

  • E-2 Visa:  Treaty Investor

    By Cedric M. Shen

    April 26, 2011 | 10:32 am

    The E-2 visa allows foreign nationals of a country that has a treaty with the United States, to make an investment in a business enterprise.  Generally, the investment must be ‘substantial,’ ‘at risk,’ and the investor must oversee and direct the day-to-day operations.  The visa is... read on

  • The Looming Federal Shutdown - What It Means For You

    By Cedric M. Shen

    April 8, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    For the past week, every media outlet has been talking about the repercussions of a federal government shutdown.  To be sure, this will impact Americans (and non-Americans) in many ways.  Federal employees will be furloughed, U.S. military personnel may not get paid, just to name a... read on

  • H-2B visas for guest workers

    By Cedric M. Shen

    April 6, 2011 | 7:05 pm

    I’ve had several inquires from employers who want to employ a foreign worker who does not qualify under the more common work visas, such as an H-1B, TN, L or J visa.  Several of these employers are families wanting to know how they can sponsor their nannies or au pairs – most of... read on

  • H-1B visa season in full swing

    By Cedric M. Shen

    March 23, 2011 | 10:49 am

    As discussed in my previous blog post, the annual H-1B cap quota starts anew on April 1st.  Last year, the cap did not get filled until late January (taking almost 10 months), while in previous years - when the US economy was good - the cap was filled within the first few days. ... read on

  • Alert: Diversity Visa Program scam

    By Cedric M. Shen

    March 22, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    From the USCIS:  Many people have contacted USCIS about fraudulent e-mails or letters saying they have been selected in the Diversity Visa program. The scammers pose as the U.S. government in an attempt to get money from people hoping to get a visa. Be very cautious about responding to any suspicious e-mails or letters. The U.S. Department of State runs the Diversity Visa Program and has everything applicants need to know at travel.state.gov.

  • J visa

    By Cedric M. Shen

    March 20, 2011 | 10:56 am

    The J visa originates from the Exchange Visitor Program, “promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by educational and cultural exchanges, under the provisions of U.S. law.”  There are several categories of individuals who... read on

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Cedric M. Shen is a Los Angeles-based immigration attorney experienced in helping foreign nationals enter the United States. His law practice focuses on employment-based green...

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