Major Awards and Other Evidence for O-1A and O-1B Petitions

O-1 extraordinary ability visa petitioners that obtain awards equivalent to world championships in athletics or Nobel Prizes may be eligible for an O-1 visa under the major award category alone. An individual who is fortunate to have won a major international award can avoid having to prove eligibility in at least three of the other …

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Best Practices for Concurrent O-1 Visas

Oakhurst Immigration Law services the unique and varied work authorization requirements of foreign nationals with extraordinary skills and the employers that need them in the O-1 visa category. In general, our process and goal seek to file petitions that have the longest validity period possible for the beneficiary and employment flexibility, including working with agents …

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Auto Investor Ari Heikkinen and Wife Kaarina Received E-2 Visas

Sherrod Seward Helps Couple Secure Investor Visas The United States offers a list of visas available to people worldwide to account for the different talents, situations, and aspirations prospective immigrants have. For immigrants who seek entry to the country to invest substantially in American businesses, E-2 visas are available. Sherrod Seward, the Managing Member of …

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Consultation Letters Requirement and Practice Tips for O-1 Visas

O-1 visa nonimmigrant immigration petitions typically include a consultation letter from a union or agency that details a positive reference guide to the accomplishments of the beneficiary. Usually, the organization that issues the consultation letter has a national or international presence and serves professionals in the specific industry as the beneficiary, such as AFM for …

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Search or Arrested by the Police? Here Is What You Should Do

Every year, people are arrested for weapons or drug possession, whether trafficking, manufacturing, or due to improper police searches. Many of these arrests are related to a small amount of drug found on a person, and they form a large percentage of the criminal charges in Charlotte, NC. Getting arrested for drug-related cases, whether drug …

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How the Felony Murder Rule May Impact YFN Lucci

Impacts of Committing First-Degree Murder Unintentionally First-degree murder is the most serious crime you can be charged with, as taking someone’s life is punished harder than any other crime. In North Carolina, first-degree murder is a Class 1 felony punishable by death or life without parole. However, it is possible to commit this offense unintentionally. …

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How Your 212(F) Presidential Sports Exemption Works Under the Biden Administration

Many of our clients at Oakhurst Legal Group are athletes who have obtained Presidential Exemptions from travel restrictions. On January 25, 2021, we received notice from the OFO Coronavirus Coordination Cell of U.S. Customs and Border Protection honoring 212(f) waivers from the previous administration. 212(f) waivers allow athletes to be exempt from travel restrictions and …

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Limits on Freedom of Speech: Communicating Threats

Freedom of Speech & NFL Star Earl Smith Freedom of speech is a huge topic of conversation right now. Stories of politicians, celebrities, and other high-profile individuals and entities exercising their freedom of expression often make national headlines because of the nature of their speech. Although the First Amendment of the US Constitution prevents the …

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Successful O-1A Petition for Canelo Alvarez, World-Famous Boxer

O-1A Obtained for Canelo Alvarez, Mexican Professional Boxer Oakhurst Legal Group: Providing Guidance in O and P Visa Matters We are excited to announce another successful O-1A visa petition through our petitioner service SDS Sports Agency. Through this petition, we helped Canelo Alvarez, a world-renowned Mexican boxer, obtain the visa he needed to compete at the …

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Three-Time Grammy-Nominated R&B Artist Trey Songz Arrested at Chiefs Game

Understanding the Charges Against Trey Songz Singer Trey Songz was arrested at Monday night’s Kansas City Chiefs game for trespassing, assault on an officer, and resisting arrest after refusing to wear a mask. When attempts by Arrowhead Stadium security guards to get Songz to comply with coronavirus protocols were repeatedly met with refusal, Kansas City …

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