Visa process proves to be a daunting challenge

July 13, 2014 – In The News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Robert S. Whitehill was quoted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s article, "Visa process proves to be a daunting challenge." Full text can be found in the July 13, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.

In discussing his client,Yakhoub Yadali, who is applying for the EB-1-1 visa, Whitehill states that his client could seek asylum rather than the EB-1-1 visa (he is qualified to do either) but is choosing the "extraordinary ability" status.

He continues to claim that the preponderance of technical EB-1 visas here probably reflects the fact that applicants in the region are often affiliated with one of the universities, research centers or medical institutions that the city is known for.

"If we were looking at this issue in [Los Angeles], where there are more actors and actresses ... it would be a robust issue and a more robust practice," says Whitehill.