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19 05, 2019

Making U.S. Immigration Great Again

By |2019-05-19T13:47:49-05:00May 19th, 2019|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Asylum in the United States, Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Green Cards, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Published May 19, 2019   I started practicing immigration law in the decade that followed the Reagan era’s 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, the last large scale immigration amnesty in the U.S. Through this legislation, roughly 3 million undocumented, but otherwise law abiding, individuals were able to come out of the shadows and officially start their lives as U.S. lawful permanent residents. Eventually, the vast majority eventually went on to become U.S. citizens. Existing statutory avenues toward U.S. residence have allowed for approximately 1 million new permanent residents to the U.S. per year. In addition to these avenues to legal [...]

13 05, 2019

Guide to US Work Visas and Eligibility Requirements

By |2019-05-13T08:36:50-05:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

Are you interested in working in the United States? You aren't alone. There are millions of other people that are trying to work in America. If you want to work in the United States, you need a US work visa. Getting a visa can seem intimidating when you're not familiar with the process. But luckily, we're here to help. Keep reading if you want to learn more about the different kind of visas you can get and eligibility requirements. Who Can't Get a US Work Visa It's important to know the factors that could affect your ability to get a work visa before you apply. [...]

10 05, 2019

An Overview of Student Visas in the U.S.

By |2019-05-10T12:06:50-05:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

More than 9 million U.S. visas were issued in 2018. A significant portion of those visas was for nonimmigrant visas, a category of visas that include students. Getting an education is becoming increasingly important in today’s world with so much competition in every market.  Knowing how to go about the student visa application process can be both frightening and confusing. However, the process doesn't have to be complicated. that’s why in this article, you’ll find out about everything you need to know about the student visas that the US has to offer. I'll also be giving you a few resources to make the whole process easier. Student Visas [...]

3 05, 2019

Determine Which Is Right For You: Spouse Visa or Fiancé Visa

By |2019-05-03T14:06:17-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

Getting married? Congratulations! But if you're a foreign citizen marrying a U.S. citizen and you want to live in the U.S., planning a wedding won't be the biggest headache you'll encounter. Before you can live in the United States, you'll have to get either a fiancé visa or a spouse visa. But which one is right for you? When choosing the fiancé visa vs. marriage visa, it's important to decide where you want to get married and what your timeline is. It can be a slow process either way. Knowing the ins and outs of each visa will help you decide which to apply for. Getting a Fiancé Visa If you're a foreign citizen engaged to a U.S. citizen and want to marry here, there are a wide variety of options for you to consider,  with one [...]

2 05, 2019

Smoking Marijuana May Be Hazardous to Your Immigration Health

By |2019-05-02T20:43:12-05:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, Green Cards, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

Published May 2, 2019     A lawful permanent resident (green card holder) seeking to become a U.S. citizen must fulfill a number of requirements when submitting their Application for Naturalization and in order to be approved to take the oath of U.S. citizenship.   In addition to a requisite number of years of permanent residence and physical presence in the U.S., an applicant for naturalization must demonstrate that he/she is of “good moral character” and for a specified period leading up to their application.  Now, according to a new policy memo issued by the Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services [...]

3 04, 2019

U.S. Senate Once Again Proposes Path to Legalization for Dreamers

By |2019-04-03T09:39:22-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

24 03, 2019

The Top 6 Reasons to Hire An Immigration Lawyer

By |2019-03-24T13:13:03-05:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Citizenship / Naturalization and the N-400 Application, Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, General, Green Cards, Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S., Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, Immigration and PERM / Labor Certification, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|