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[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

Steps to Take When You Marry Someone Who is Undocumented

Marriage is one of the most common ways for someone to obtain legal permanent resident status in the United States. However, when the situation involves a citizen marrying an undocumented immigrant, things become more complicated. In short, there is a path to legal status for these types of couples, but that path is not straightforward—there Read more about Steps to Take When You Marry Someone Who is Undocumented[…]

How to Petition a Family Member Who is in Another Country

For immigrants who have gained United States citizenship or permanent residency, one great benefit is the ability to petition family members who are still living in their home country to be able to join them here in the United States. One of the things that affects the speed of the process is the relationship of Read more about How to Petition a Family Member Who is in Another Country[…]