So You’ve Previously Overstayed Your Visa: Here Are Your Options

If you are ever in the United States on a temporary visa, such as a student, worker, or tourist visa, it is very important for you to follow the time limits on that visa. Why? Because your compliance with the term of your visa can affect your ability to obtain an immigration benefit in the Read more about So You’ve Previously Overstayed Your Visa: Here Are Your Options[…]

Three Most Common Reasons Permanent Residency is Denied

For those applying for permanent residency to the United States, all their hopes and dreams for the future in this country are tied up in their application. That is why it is so hard when the application comes back as denied. In this post, we want to discuss the top three reasons why permanent residency Read more about Three Most Common Reasons Permanent Residency is Denied[…]

How to File a Self-Petition as a Victim of Domestic Violence

Cases of domestic violence in which one of the participants owes their residency to the abusive party are very hard to identify and rectify, for obvious reasons. Without recourse, victims usually do not address the issue and are forced to continue living in an abusive household until things escalate even further, or until they decide Read more about How to File a Self-Petition as a Victim of Domestic Violence[…]

How to Prepare for Your Naturalization Interview

You have followed all the rules. You have fulfilled your permanent residency requirements, filed form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and your paperwork has been received and is being processed by USCIS. Now, the only thing standing between you and your United States citizenship is your naturalization interview. The first thing to note is that the Read more about How to Prepare for Your Naturalization Interview[…]

Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces: Take Advantage of Parole in Place Rules

Parole in place is somewhat recent government policy that not many people know about. It was passed in 2013 by the Obama administration. In short, it is a special kind of status that allows the immediate undocumented family members of those serving in the United States armed forces the right to reside in the United Read more about Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces: Take Advantage of Parole in Place Rules[…]

U Visas for Victims of Specific Crimes: What You Need to Know

  In the year 2000, Congress put into action the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. The legislation was designed to help law enforcement prosecute crimes, the victims of which would otherwise have been unwilling to speak up due to their illegal status and risk of Read more about U Visas for Victims of Specific Crimes: What You Need to Know[…]

The Top 3 Immigration Questions We Get, Answered

  In our daily business of helping people with their immigration issues, we answer a lot of questions. Some questions we get more than others—here are three of the questions that we hear most often, and our answers to them. Can my United States citizen child petition me if I am illegal in this country? Read more about The Top 3 Immigration Questions We Get, Answered[…]

Are You Eligible for Expedited Naturalization?

The United States government has many individuals working abroad to further the country’s interests. Because of the international environment these individuals are operating in, there is a higher likelihood that they will meet a foreign person who eventually becomes their husband or wife. To make things easier on these professionals, the government has an expedited Read more about Are You Eligible for Expedited Naturalization?[…]

The Importance of Filing for Family-Based Immigrant Petitions Right Away

One of the Trump administration’s main lines of attack against immigration has been against what they are referring to as “chain migration” — when citizens or legal permanent residents petition their family members to join them in the United States as permanent residents (and eventually, as citizens in their own right). Currently, citizens can apply Read more about The Importance of Filing for Family-Based Immigrant Petitions Right Away[…]

Factors that Improve Your Odds of Getting U.S. Citizenship

One of the questions I get most often is how an applicant can improve his or her odds of getting United States citizenship. A variety of factors can help to steer your citizenship application toward the approval pile. These do not guarantee your chances in and of themselves, but help to build up your overall Read more about Factors that Improve Your Odds of Getting U.S. Citizenship[…]