Understanding the United States Immigration System

May 11, 2023

Consular Processing Lawyer

October 28, 2022

Consular processing is an alternative way for immigrants to receive their green card. A person who has applied for consular processing must wait until their visa is accepted. An interview will be followed with a consular processor before leaving their home country, which is how it differs from adjustment of status. There are some situations in which petitioners for employment-based visas or immigrants from special categories can use the processing method. It is typically used by people who file immigration petitions for wives and children. Before choosing how to file the petition, it has a few advantages over a standard adjustment of status that should be taken into account.

N-400 Lawyer

October 21, 2022

The N-400 Form is the form that allows permanent residents or US nationals to become naturalized citizens of the United States, with all the rights, privileges, and duties that come with being a citizen. While the specific requirements can vary depending on what category of applicant you are, the general requirements are the same; continuous residence, physical presence, and good moral character. English and civics knowledge are also requirements, but depending on age and health the requirement can be waived. Below I will explain what these requirements are and what is required to meet the requirement depending on what basis you are filing an N-400. To get an idea of your specific eligibility requirements for your case or whether there is anything that can be done if you don’t meet these requirements, you should consult with an N-400 lawyer. 

I-130 Lawyer

September 28, 2022

The I-130 is the first step in filing for family to immigrate to the United States, or to adjust status if they’re already present in the United States. The purpose of the I-130 is to show to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you have a bona fide family relationship and that your loved one who you are filing for is eligible to receive these benefits. Only citizens and permanent residents can file a petition, and priority is given to family of citizens. But, generally speaking, what kinds of family members are eligible for an I-130 family-based petition? Which are not eligible? What sort of evidence do you need to prove to USCIS that a bona fide family relationship exists? This article is for general education purposes, the best way to find out if your loved one is eligible for immigration benefits is to consult with an I-130 lawyer.

Niz-Chavez v. Garland

Notice to Appear
August 18, 2022

In 2021, the Supreme Court issued an opinion which focused a significant amount of discourse dissecting and analyzing the shortest word in the English language, the indefinite article, “a.” This opinion from the Supreme Court ultimately ruled on an issue of whether the government can serve an immigrant a notice to appear in immigration court through a series of documents which constitutes a notice to appear, or if the government must serve a single document called a “Notice to Appear” such that this sole document contains all of the requirements of a proper notice to appear.

Immigration Board of Appeals Decision in Matter of S-L-H & L-B-L

June 30, 2022

USCIS Changes their Policy for Immigrant Victims of Crime

August 20, 2021

Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa in 2000 when it passed the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. The purpose of the U visa was to encourage immigrants to report crimes to law enforcement and also to afford protection for those willing to cooperate. 

Can I get a Green Card from my Boss?

February 15, 2019

If you were wondering if an employer can sponsor you for a green card, the answer is yes! If your boss is willing to go through the necessary process of labor certification, then they will be able to apply for a green card for you. What can you do to get this process started? Nothing! This process requires no work or filing from you but it may help to know the general process.  So here is a handy guide for how can get a green card from your boss.

How the Government Shutdown will affect your Immigration Case

Government shutdown will affect your immigration case
January 18, 2019

If you had an upcoming appointment with USCIS, an immigration court date, or an interview, then here are some things you should know about how the government shutdown will affect your immigration case. First of all, if you have an attorney, listen to his advice. This article is not intended to substitute legal advice from a licensed attorney. Second, figure out what department you are dealing with. The shutdown affects all departments of the government differently. Depending on which department your upcoming appointment or deadline is with, you may still have to appear despite the closure.

How to use your business as a path to an Entrepreneur Visa?

Entrepreneur Visa
January 31, 2018

Immigration is a perfect start to find new opportunities and by including your own business you'll be able to take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way. See if you're eligible to obtain an Alien Entrepreneur visa today towards your path to becoming a U.S. Permanent Resident green card holder. The Form I-526 Petition by Alien Entrepreneur is used by an entrepreneur to petition and to file for entrepreneur visa themselves for a status so they can enter the United States. An Immigration attorney located in Northern Virginia residing near Annandale, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties can help you file Form I-526, Petition by Alien Entrepreneur for an Entrepreneur visa in order to ensure all the proper paperwork is filed in the correct manner and to handle any denials or any further course of action if any were to occur.