Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a VAWA Case

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 was a groundbreaking federal law that aimed to protect victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The act is renewed every five years to grow funding for programs and resources and assess the scope of coverage. The VAWA Act protects non-citizens, enabling spouses suffering from domestic abuse Read more about Frequently Asked Questions About Filing a VAWA Case[…]

US Citizenship: How to Prepare for Your Civics Test

The United States citizenship test, and the United States Civics Test portion, is a huge milestone on the path to a new life as an American citizen. However, the test can be intimidating for some. The Civics test is a big deal for those hoping to gain naturalization and citizenship in the United States. The Read more about US Citizenship: How to Prepare for Your Civics Test[…]

How to Replace Lost or Stolen Green Card or Naturalization Papers

Losing documents is something that can happen to anyone. That is why it is highly recommended to keep copies of all your important papers, forms, and documents, no matter what the context.  There are some things the digital age just has not caught up to yet, and your papers are one example. Anytime you file Read more about How to Replace Lost or Stolen Green Card or Naturalization Papers[…]

What You Should Know Before Filing a Waiver

“Inadmissible” is a hard thing to be called, no matter what the circumstance. When it appears on your application process for Lawful permanent residence, it can feel devastating. Let that feeling pass, you have options. Waivers for unlawful presence, smuggling, criminal offenses, and fraud are possible. First you have to determine your circumstance and eligibility, Read more about What You Should Know Before Filing a Waiver[…]

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, You Have Options!

Despite all the progress that has been made in addressing crimes of domestic violence, these types of crimes are still some of the most underreported. This is even more true for instances of domestic violence in which the suffering party depends on the abuser to obtain their legal residency in the United States. That need Read more about Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, You Have Options![…]

How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime

The U NonImmigrant Visa was created by Congress in 2000 as a part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act). Its main purpose is to help ensure a safe lawful status for noncitizens who are victims of certain crimes, including domestic violence, felonious assault, sexual assault Read more about How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime[…]

DUI’s and How They Affect Different Immigration Applications

A Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge is one of the most common serious offenses in the United States, with over 1.5 million arrests made for the offense every year. In addition to the court process of the DUI itself, a DUI can also have serious implications for a person’s immigration plans. First of all, Read more about DUI’s and How They Affect Different Immigration Applications[…]

USCIS Updates for 2020: Status of Processing Delays, New Forms for E-filing, Increased Fees

If we had to characterize the handling of standard immigration-related applications during the Trump administration, we would have to say that it has been a boondoggle of delays, increased fees, and general uncertainty. Some of this may be intentional, because a system of immigration that patrons cannot trust ultimately discourages participation. Here are the issues Read more about USCIS Updates for 2020: Status of Processing Delays, New Forms for E-filing, Increased Fees[…]