citizenceremony

Welcome New Americans!

This past weekend we celebrated 239 years of American Independence. While some people were celebrating with burgers, fireworks, friends and family, many others were celebrating by becoming United States citizens. In honor of Independence Day, USCIS holds annual country-wide naturalization ceremonies ...
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U-visa for crime victims

U-Visas: For Victims of Serious Crimes

If an illegal immigrant is a victim of a serious crime that either happened in the United States or that broke U.S. laws, they may be afraid to come forward for fear of deportation. Depending on the severity of the crime, a form of immigration relief is available to these undocumented victims in the ...
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plane night visa

System Glitch Leads To Freeze On Travel Visas

As if the current backlogs weren’t bad enough, a June 9th computer glitch has stalled visa processing at U.S. embassies all over the world. The hardware malfunction has kept crucial biometrics information (including fingerprints) from reaching the foreign U.S. consulates. With border security bein ...
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USCIS waiting time

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Many people residing in the United States are undocumented, hoping to one day become legal U.S. residents. First, these undocumented individuals have to decipher which immigration path best suits them (marriage and family based green cards, work visas, special circumstances). They may need to find s ...
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Hillary Immigration
The candidates for the 2016 presidency are lining up! Here is a brief synopsis on where each potential candidate stands in terms of immigration issues:THE DEMOCRATS: HILLARY CLINTON: Clinton is in support of comprehensive immigration reform that includes “nothing less than a ful ...
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divorce and immigration

What becomes of the broken hearted immigrants?

It’s a special thing to work in marriage-based immigration. I see quite a lot of love come through my doors. My clients walk me through a history of their relationships. From a legal standpoint though, USCIS’ presumption is that every marriage-based immigration case is fraud. A couple must prove ...
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crimmigration

Crimmigration

When a non-citizen is arrested or charged with a crime, they face a new set of obstacles with regard to their immigration status. Some refer to this as crimmigration. Deportation can be a very real possibility for immigrants with a criminal conviction.Families can be torn apart in an instant. Once a ...
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VAWA

There is another option: VAWA

While marriage can sometimes be a cure-all for immigration relief, there is a portion of the immigrant population who find themselves the victims of domestic violence at the hands of their spouse, parent, or child who is a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. Are these battered foreigners expected to ...
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DAPA

Why fight for DAPA?

On February 25, 2015, Obama spoke at Town Hall in defense of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability), his controversial Executive Action allowing long-residing immigrant parents to live and work legally in the United States. DAPA has been facing serious backlash from Conservatives, and is ...
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LGBTs and Russia

The Russian LGBT Community Needs our support now!

The Russian LGBT Propaganda Law criminalizes the distribution of material promoting "non-traditional sexual relationships" to minors. The decree's understood goal is to discourage minors from viewing homosexuality as "normal behavior". It is also a roundabout way of restricting public acknowledgemen ...
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