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What the Citizenship of the U.S. Men’s 2014 World Cup Team Says About the State of American Soccer

Eight out of the 23 players representing the U.S. in the 2014 World Cup team hold dual-citizenship with the U.S. and another country. The manner in which these eight dual-citizens obtained U.S. citizenship confirms a strong stature for the United States men’s national soccer team (“USMNT”) within the global soccer landscape; it also confirms a […]

By | June 16th, 2014|Athletes and Entertainers|

What the Citizenship of the U.S. Men’s 2014 World Cup Team Says About the State of American Soccer

Eight out of the 23 players representing the U.S. in the 2014 World Cup team hold dual-citizenship with the U.S. and another country. The manner in which these eight dual-citizens obtained U.S. citizenship confirms a strong stature for the United States men’s national soccer team (“USMNT”) within the global soccer landscape; it also confirms a […]

By | June 16th, 2014|Athletes and Entertainers, Blog|

When Does an Individual Athlete Need a Visa to Compete in the U.S.?

When does an individual athlete need a visa to come to the U.S. and compete? For purposes of this blog, we will use Professional Triathletes as the example of individual athletes. Professional triathletes, like many other individual professional athletes, start coming to the U.S. to compete in occasional events. As they progress in their careers, […]

By | May 9th, 2014|Athletes and Entertainers, Blog|

e-Sports: If It Quacks Like a Duck…

Competing before a sold-out crowd of 13,000 fans at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, South Korean team SK Telecom T1 came out the clear winner against China’s Royal Club (3-0) at the 3rd annual e-sport League of Legends championships on Friday, October 4. The 4-man team will split a whopping $1 million prize – […]

By | November 1st, 2013|Athletes and Entertainers, Blog|

Recognition of eSports: USCIS appears to be virtually on board

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have finally come around to acknowledging that competitive video gamers are eligible to apply for the same types of nonimmigrant visas as other, more traditional, sports athletes. This is indicated in a recent article in Forbes magazine, “The U.S. Now Recognizes eSports Players As Professional Athletes”.

If […]

By | August 13th, 2013|Athletes and Entertainers, Blog|

Is it the elimination of the 5 year P-1 approval??

Recently I was taken by surprise when I received within a 2 week period approval notices for two P-1 visa petitions for individual athletes that were for a period less than what we had requested on the forms and less than the duration of the contract with the petitioning company. Through inquiries to colleagues and […]

By | June 1st, 2013|Athletes and Entertainers, Blog|