Deborah Dyson practices law in San Francisco with Goswami,
Strand & Seaborn, an immigration law firm. She
handles mostly employment-based immigration benefits, deportation defense, and
appeals for the firm. Ms. Dyson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
English from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law,
where she edited a law review journal and published a law review article on the
use of expert testimony in employment discrimination cases. Before and during
law school, Ms. Dyson worked as an immigration paralegal, and before that, she
worked for a legal publisher, writing and editing indexes for law books.
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Popularly known as “the green card lottery,” the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program generates great excitement every fall when the annual registration opens.
When you win the diversity visa (DV) lottery, you do not win a green card. At best, you win a chance at a green card.
The worksite has become an enforcement site for immigration law, with employers required to check the work authorization of every worker they hire on pain of penalties and even criminal prosecution for hiring workers who do not present appropriate documents.
Learn dual intent if you're applying for a work visa in the U.S. with the intent to stay permanently.
One way to get a green card is through a job offer in the U.S., as most people who are interested in immigrating know.
As an employer contemplating labor certification for a foreign worker, you are looking at a significant investment of time and money.
You don't necessarily need a full-time job in the U.S. to qualify for an H-1B visa for temporary specialty workers.