How to Apply for Citizenship after a Marriage-based Green Card

The process of applying for naturalization after obtaining a marriage green card can seem daunting, but it does not have to be. Here is a brief overview of the steps you will need to take in order to become a naturalized citizen of the United States. 1. Get your Green Card If you are married Read more about How to Apply for Citizenship after a Marriage-based Green Card[…]

November 2022 Newsletter: A Stronger DACA

A stronger DACA  As of November 1st, the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule to preserve and fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) went into effect. Practically, this means that DACA is now based on a formal regulation, instead of a policy memorandum as it had been before. This has the effect of strengthening the standing Read more about November 2022 Newsletter: A Stronger DACA[…]

Top Five Reasons Why a Green Card Application Could Be Denied, and How to Avoid Them

The United States offers many benefits to immigrants who wish to live and work in the country. One benefit is the ability to apply for a green card, if you have a lawful entry, which gives an immigrant many rights and privileges, including the right to live and work permanently in the United States. However, Read more about Top Five Reasons Why a Green Card Application Could Be Denied, and How to Avoid Them[…]

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Can a Person with a Criminal Record Still Apply for a Green Card?

Many people with criminal records assume that they are ineligible for a green card. However, this is not always the case. While certain convictions can make an applicant inadmissible, there may be options available, such as a waiver of inadmissibility. It is important to note that not all convictions can be excused and it is Read more about Can a Person with a Criminal Record Still Apply for a Green Card?[…]

What to Expect from the Marriage-Based Green Card Interview

If you are applying for a marriage based green card, you can expect to be called in for an interview with a USCIS officer. The purpose of this interview is to verify the information on your application and to confirm that your marriage is genuine. This can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it is important Read more about What to Expect from the Marriage-Based Green Card Interview[…]

How to Read the Visa Bulletin

The Department of State (DOS) publishes a monthly Visa Bulletin that lists the availability of immigrant visas by preference category for applicants chargeable to each region and country of birth. The Visa Bulletin also indicates when immigrant visa numbers will become available for applicants with approved priority dates in pending petitions, as well as provides Read more about How to Read the Visa Bulletin[…]