In The Press with
Joe Adams & Associates
Have a look at recent coverage of visa lawyer Joe Adams in the national and international press.
“Foreign Artisans, Actors Scramble for Immigration Papers Before Pilot Season”
TV pilot season ramps up this month, luring artisans and actors from around the world to Los Angeles, where they hope to find work on one of the new network series and, if all goes well, score a recurring gig.
But if they’re not United States citizens, they’ll need to deal with immigration law, which can be a frustration worthy of its own TV series for those who aren’t adequately prepared. [full article]
“ARTIST VISAS CAN MAKE OR BREAK A BAND - ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT BAND IS FROM FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES”
Night Lights, a formerly Boston-based band now residing in Los Angeles, played their first L.A. show at the Hotel Café in Hollywood on Nov. 5. Despite an energetic performance and lots of love from the crowd at the popular venue, the band faces a dark and winding road — the quest to stay in the United States.
Although there are plenty of visa options for international students who have recently graduated from college, obtaining one is never easy. It’s even harder when you’re not in the coveted science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) sectors.
For artists and musicians, like Night Lights, the options are slim and there is no guarantee for success. Even with the help of seasoned lawyers who specialize in the field, the review process by immigration officials remains complex and highly subjective. [full article]
CS: GO Major Visa Issues: It’s Not MLG’s Fault
Immigration law has recently come to the fore in esports, with the League of Legends ecosystem recently mired in immigration controversy in both the U.S. and Germany. This week, competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is facing similar issues, as the all-Mongolian squad the MongolZ has been unable to secure the necessary visas to compete in the upcoming Qualifier for the Major in Columbus, Ohio. Team YP had the same problem, and will be without Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko and Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka for the event. [full article]