Category: Employment & Family Immigration

The Visa Bulletin Explained

The most frequently asked question I get next to “how” to get a greencard is “how long will it take.” Immediate relatives of U.S citizens don’t have a wait time. The USCIS sends the approved application to be processed immediately. However, other immigrant visa categories must wait for their priority date to become current and [..]

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It is not “What” but rather, Who is DACA

Certain immigrants were so desperate for better lives that they did what they had to. They and their children escaped poverty, conflict and violence in mostly central american countries. They crossed the border without inspection or they overstayed their legal status. A majority of them worked hard. They established businesses. They went to school. They [..]

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The Fiance Visa FAQs

So for those of you who have been following me, but have not submitted that nagging immigration question, I wanted to do some FAQ posts just for you. I’ve had alot of family based immigrant visa questions, especially in regards to the fiance visa, so I thought I’d touch on this for you. Here we [..]

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Are you barred from coming to the U.S.?

I was sitting reviewing a crazy and (inexplicable) RFE from the USCIS regarding an I-601 waiver. In case you don’t know, an RFE is a Request for More Evidence. Nowadays I and many other immigration attorneys are getting these more often than we would like. This RFE was from a previous I-601 waiver that I filed [..]

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Studying for that Citizenship Civics Test?

So you’ve already gone through the permanent residence process and now you are ready for U.S. citizenship! Congrats on getting this far! Don’t mess up on your citizenship test answers. You have worked too hard to get to this point. So here is my tip of the day. Study hard and don’t wing it. You. [..]

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