EB-1A: The Holy Grail Of Immigration Categories

By Matthew Kolodziej (March 2, 2018, 9:29 AM EST) -- As it becomes more difficult to get all types of visas and immigration benefits, U.S. employers and foreign nationals are examining all of their legal options. Historically, one of the best pathways to lawful permanent residences in the United States has been the EB-1A extraordinary ability immigrant category, which requires that the applicant demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim. This category has many advantages, including obtaining a green card without having a sponsoring employer, or having to wait years for a visa to become available, even for nationalities with extensive backlogs (such as Chinese and Indians)....

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