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Why Foreign Artists Need O and P Visas to Travel to the U.S.

A tourist visa is an appealing solution over the P visa for foreign artists visiting the U.S. Which U.S. visa should you choose?

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Court Issues Nationwide Injunction to Accrual of Unlawful Presence for F, M, and J Visas

On Friday, May 3, the Middle District of North Carolina issued a nationwide preliminary injunction "effective immediately, enjoining USCIS's memo titled "Accrual of Unlawful Presence and F, J, and M Nonimmigrants," originally issued on May 10, 2018, and updated on August 9, 2018, that went into effect on August 9, 2018, until further order of the court. The memo penalized international students for overstaying or violating the terms of their visas, even accidentally." (Guilford College v. McAleenan, 5/3/19) (AILA Doc. No. 18102471).

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Why Is My Visa Taking So Long?

As a country, the U.S. is feeling the effects of the Trump Administration's shift in immigration policies. It has taken some time for the effects of numerous policy changes, but foreigners worldwide are feeling it, as are businesses who count on foreign workers to fill much needed positions, athletes seeking to compete in their sport in the U.S., or artists and performers, who are skipping the U.S. altogether because its too hard. This is some information to explain why the waits have grown long.

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