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What exactly is a visa?

A visa is not an entry document A visa doesn’t actually permit you to enter the U.S. A visa simply indicates that your application has been reviewed by a U.S. consular officer at an American embassy or consulate, and that the officer has determined you’re eligible to enter, for a specific purpose. If you’re a …

Why can’t I just ask for the Social Security card?

Employment authorization U.S. employers hiring foreign workers are not always sure what they may legally ask the employee to provide to prove they are authorized to work. The stakes have increased with several states recently implementing severe penalties for hiring illegal immigrants. It is not unusual for employers to become more careful, and request additional …