The Floyd Law Firm offers effective focus on protecting immigrants’ right to visit, work, and live in the United States. We take pride in providing outstanding legal representation for our South Carolina immigrant clients.
We firmly believe that immigrant culture is important to our society and are committed to helping newcomers smoothly assimilate into living and working in South Carolina. We rise above the anti-immigrant rhetoric and strive to provide conscientious and compassionate legal services for those who have been unfairly denied the right to work or live within our great state and country.
There are several types of Visas that are available for immigrants in South Carolina. We guide clients through the paperwork to the process of maintaining legal residence and visa status within the United States.
A B-1 visa enables people to travel to the United States for business purposes. These endeavors can include conducting negotiations, making investments or purchases, attending meetings, hiring employees, and soliciting sales.
A B-2 visa, or tourist visa, is required of foreign nationals who wish to visit the United States for their leisure time or tourism vacation for a period that is longer than 90 days. A B-2 visa can be issued to someone coming to the United States to undergo medical treatment as well.
Foreign students who will be living in the United States to study full-time at an academic program or institution require an F-1 student visa. It is possible to change schools while studying on an F-1 visa without leaving the country, and the student may stay in the United States for as long as he or she is enrolled in school.
H-1B visas can be issued to citizens of other countries who will be working in the United States for an extended period of time. Generally, H-1B visas require a bachelor’s degree and are issued to those possessing specialized skills.
H-2B visas allow skilled and unskilled workers to enter the United States for temporary or seasonal non-agricultural jobs.
An L-1 Intra-company Transfer Work Visa may be issued to a person employed outside the United States who is being transferred to a United States branch or affiliate. In most cases, people issued this visa possess specialized knowledge or are executives or managers.
A number of other visas allow foreign nationals extended stay in the United States. Our immigration attorneys can advise you as to which visa you may be eligible to obtain, based upon your specific circumstances.
Having a small but growing immigrant population, South Carolina has diverse and thriving communities that benefit from the immigrants that make up a vital share of the labor force. Working in the industries such as farming, fishing, forestry, construction, and extraction jobs – immigrants are an integral part of the extensive contributions to all residents.
Immigrants in South Carolina have contributed billions of dollars in taxes and as consumers, they add billions of dollars to our state’s economy. Immigrant entrepreneurs in South Carolina generate hundreds of millions of dollars in business revenue, and as business owners they accounted for almost 8 percent of all self-employed South Carolina residents in 2015 to 2016 which generated $176.3 million in business income.
As business owners, workers, taxpayers, and neighbors – nearly 5 percent of South Carolina residents are immigrants, while almost 4 percent are native-born United States citizens that have at least one immigrant parent. Two in every five immigrants in South Carolina are naturalized U.S. citizens, and are distributed across the educational spectrum.
Everyone deserves a champion to help them deal with the challenges starting a new life in a new country.
As a knowledgeable Immigration Attorney at The Floyd Law Firm, William D. Pavy offers assistance with all your immigration matters.
The Floyd Law Firm PC offers friendly and supportive legal counsel that understands changing Immigration Laws. The United States has a reputation of having the world’s most challenging immigration regulations, so an experienced immigration attorney can help. Find out exactly what your rights are by contacting us for a confidential consultation.