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Immigration law file on judge's desk with gavel - Driggs Immigration Law
  • By: Andrew Driggs, Esq.
  • Published: June 4, 2024

The O-1 Aliens of Extraordinary Ability category of immigration allows truly exceptional people in their field to pursue a visa to live and work in the United States, where they can contribute to the country’s greatness. This article explains: How Extraordinary Ability is defined in different fields. Some examples of the struggles and successes of Aliens of Extraordinary Ability. The goals of O-1 immigration visa applications and how to get there. What Is An Alien Of Extraordinary Ability In U.S. Immigration Law? One of the best examples of this type of immigrant is a client of our very own. Mark Gonzalez is widely considered one of Chile’s greatest soccer players of all time. Regarded as one of the top 10 athletes in Chilean history, he has an impressive career, having played in the World Cup, for Liverpool, in La Liga in Spain, and in the Russian Premier League for Moscow. Now, he resides in the…Read More

Green card in front of American flag - Driggs Immigration Law
  • By: Andrew Driggs, Esq.
  • Published: June 4, 2024

America has, and will always be, a land of promise and opportunity. However, achieving that rich dream is not available automatically. Those with a legal and financial path to immigration status have a huge head start – and this article will explain how you can get yours. Keep reading to learn more about the fundamentals of U.S. immigration law, including: The most common visa options for migrants hoping to live and work in the U.S.. The factors that influence the strength of your request and the documents you need to launch it. Success stories from a variety of different immigration paths. At Its Heart, What Is Immigration Law All About? Our nation was built by immigrants. We depend upon immigrants to keep the economic engine of the United States going – an engine that offers immense opportunities to those fortunate enough to join. Forty-four percent of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or the…Read More

USA Passport and Flag - Driggs Immigration Law.
  • By: Andrew Driggs, Esq.
  • Published: May 28, 2024

One of the primary focuses of my immigration law practice is the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. This visa is the best visa for a foreign national from certain countries to work and live in the United States. The visa is not available from all foreign countries—only those with investment treaties with the United States. Check with our office to see if your country of citizenship qualifies. A frequent question that many prospective clients have is, “what is the least amount of money I can invest to qualify for an E-2 visa?” The fact is that there is no minimum investment under the immigration laws and regulations. Our office has had approved petitions for an investment as little as $32,000. However, it is a fair observation that the higher the investment, the more likely the petition will be approved. The amount invested must be enough so that the enterprise can be ready to operate. In the…Read More

Statue Of Liberty Head Black And White - Driggs Immigration Law
  • By: Andrew Driggs, Esq.
  • Published: May 18, 2023

Although an attorney’s resume offers a glimpse into their professional background, it only reveals a portion of their overall story. If you find a good immigration lawyer, it can drastically increase the likelihood of success for your immigration case. Their personal qualities can be critical to getting your United States Visa or Green Card… 1. A Caring Attitude: Your lawyer should care about what happens to you. This is very important. Some lawyers may not display a friendly, empathetic attitude. If you are unsure, take a friend with you to the initial consultation. Reviews from other clients can also help you know if a lawyer is caring or not. If your case does not go well, your lawyer should not just blame others. This is especially true if you are paying a flat fee for a specific service, or if you are paying by the hour to avoid being deported. 2. Attention To Detail: A…Read More

Personal items including US passport, laptop, and credit card neatly arranged on a desk - Driggs Immigration Law
  • By: Andrew Driggs, Esq.
  • Published: April 19, 2023

Get the lowdown on whether you should employ a lawyer to handle your immigration case... Have you ever wondered if hiring an immigration attorney is necessary - especially for a simple case? The answer to this question is not always clear-cut. You should consider the pros and cons of hiring an attorney if you wish to move to the United States. Think carefully about this decision to ensure the best possible outcome. Why Hire An Immigration Attorney? Expertise One major advantage of hiring an immigration attorney is their expertise in the field. Immigration laws are complex and constantly changing. An experienced attorney is well-versed in these laws and can guide you through the process with ease. There can often be nuances to your immigration status that you might not understand. Time and Effort Preparing and submitting immigration documents can be time consuming and stressful. Hiring an attorney can save you a lot of time and…Read More

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  • By: Andrew Driggs, Esq.
  • Published: January 10, 2023

Andrew Driggs makes an appearance on KCAA Radio with Ron Siegal, to discuss immigration law in the US.Read More

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