To be eligible for Adjustment of Status, you must not be inadmissible nor must any of the bars to adjustment of status apply. Certain foreign nationals will not be allowed to adjust status unless an exemption applies. It helps to identify these bars. The following are bars to adjustment of status. If you were a [..]
If you have not maintained lawful status in the United States, you will not be allowed to adjust status to permanent residence. The only way to adjust status despite the bar is if an exemption applies. There is one nuances category of immigrants who exempt from the unlawful presence bar. These are special Immigrants. If [..]
Most applications for permanent residence require an individual or an employer to submit a petition on your behalf. However, there are a few ways you can petition for yourself. This article focuses on the EB-1 Immigrant Visa Category. This is also called the Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visa. EB-1 Visa Requirements An alien with extraordinary ability [..]
As discussed in the previous post about J-1 visa requirements, many categories of J-1 visa applicants must return to their country and remain there for 2 years before being granted a visa to enter the U.S. again. If this residency requirement applies to you, you may be eligible for a waiver. If you apply for [..]
Here’s the deal I don’t want my interaction with you to be a one way street. I want to hear from you. I want to hear your views and your immigration story. Join ST Law’s Immigration Journey Forum now! NOTE: As always this is for informational purposes only [..]
Trade the Wall for DACA and TPS (temporary) protections The government is in a standoff with each other over a wall. We are in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history because to it. Now 800,000 federal workers, DACA and TPS recipients are being held hostage in this disfunction. Federal workers have to [..]
WOOHOO! Supreme Court rejects Trump’s asylum ban in 5-4 ruling as Chief Justice Roberts sides with liberal judges https://t.co/TMulhZtu3I via @nbcnews — ST Law Office, PLLC (@STLawOffice) December 21, 2018
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