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[…]

I Need to File a Waiver (Unlawful presence, Criminal, Fraud, Smuggling). What Are My Chances?

Those who are officially deemed “inadmissible” to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa or adjustment of status, must file USCIS Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. But not everyone is eligible to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility—only certain types of applicants within each category qualify for applying (and Read more about I Need to File a Waiver (Unlawful presence, Criminal, Fraud, Smuggling). What Are My Chances?[…]

Conditional Permanent Residence and Divorce: Your Options

When you get married to a United States citizen and you are married for less than 2 years at the time of issuance of residency, you are issued what is called conditional residence that enables you to live and work in the United States until a later time when you can prove that the marriage Read more about Conditional Permanent Residence and Divorce: Your Options[…]

What To Do When You Marry Someone Who Entered the U.S. with a Visa

You never know where life will take you next, and for some people that means marrying a person who is in the United States on a temporary (non-immigrant) visa, such as one for tourism or work. The question is, what happens next? It is intuitive that there must be a path to legal permanent residency Read more about What To Do When You Marry Someone Who Entered the U.S. with a Visa[…]

US-born Children of Unlawful Immigrants: Options for the Parents

When the children of unlawful immigrants are born in the United States, the United States Constitution states that these children are citizens. This is obviously a great thing for the child, and can lead to an eventual path to legal permanent residency for the parents, though there are also special restrictions for these types of Read more about US-born Children of Unlawful Immigrants: Options for the Parents[…]

Everything You Need to Know about Provisional Waivers

For immigrants present unlawfully in the United States who have a relative (a spouse or parent) who is a United States citizen or legal permanent resident , a provisional waiver can shorten the time they are separated from relatives during the application process. Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for a provisional waiver, you must have Read more about Everything You Need to Know about Provisional Waivers[…]

Tips for Studying for the Citizenship Civics Test

One of the tests that you will have to take during your naturalization interview before you can get your United States citizenship is the Civics test. In many ways, this is the most difficult test you will have to take during your immigration process. With the written, spoken, and reading English tests, you are likely Read more about Tips for Studying for the Citizenship Civics Test[…]