24 09, 2013

Colorado Man Found Guilty of Trafficking in Filipino Nurses

By |2013-09-24T07:39:16-05:00September 24th, 2013|Categories: Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S., Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published:  September 24, 2013 This past July, Kizzy Kalu, a naturalized U.S. citizen and resident of Colorado, was convicted by a federal jury of orchestrating and carrying out a scheme to use the H-1B work visa process to petition dozens of registered nurses for positions in the U.S. that did not exist, and for exploiting and blackmailing them with threats of deportation after their arrival.  After a 4 week trial, a federal jury issued a guilty verdict against Kalu on 89 counts of mail fraud, visa fraud, human trafficking and money laundering.  Kalu’s sentencing hearing commenced this week, and is scheduled to be completed in December.  Kalu has remained in […]

22 08, 2013

I Married a U.S. Citizen and Now I Want a Green Card

By |2013-08-22T14:10:16-05:00August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Family-Based Immigration Law, Green Cards, Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., United States Embassies Abroad, Visa Lottery and Diversity Visas to the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Published:  August 22, 2013 Marrying a U.S. citizen – it can be the quickest and easiest avenue to a Green Card.  Assuming it involves a bona fide, genuine spousal relationship – including between same sex partners – a green card filing premised on a marriage to a U.S. citizen can be the most straight-forward route toward obtaining U.S. resident status. If the foreign spouse is outside the U.S., their journey to the U.S. usually starts with the filing of an I-130 visa petition, and after approval, immigrant visa processing at their nearest U.S. consular post in their home country.  This same process […]

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