What is the Difference Between Naturalization and Citizenship?

Navigating the transition to a new life in a different country is an intimidating task. Trying to make sense of the different distinctions and requirements can feel insurmountable, but we are here to help you. We can help you figure out what you need to do to attain citizenship while complying with the legal precedents Read more about What is the Difference Between Naturalization and Citizenship?[…]

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Petitioning a Relative to the United States: What You Need to Know

Whether you are a United States citizen, or have just gained permanent resident status, you can petition for your immediate family members to join you here in the United States. However there are certain conditions and you should understand the responsibilities this ensues. Who You Can Bring If you are a United States citizen you Read more about Petitioning a Relative to the United States: What You Need to Know[…]

What Does It Take to Become a Naturalized Citizen in 2021?

The history of America is lined with the rich and compelling stories of immigrants rising to prominence through invention and discourse. This year may be your chance to claim your new opportunities. Get the process started by contacting a legal representative to advocate for you. You can find details, and which documents to prepare for Read more about What Does It Take to Become a Naturalized Citizen in 2021?[…]

What a Biden Presidency Will Mean For Immigration Policy

In what is the biggest news for United States immigration since 2016, it is certain that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. President-Elect Biden has promised to pass key legislation in the first 100 days of his term that will undo many of the Trump administration’s destructive immigration policies and Read more about What a Biden Presidency Will Mean For Immigration Policy[…]

Form I-944: What You Need to Know When Filing for Adjustment of Status

We have written much about the public charge rule that was put into effect by the Trump administration and the ongoing litigation that ensued to stop it from taking effect. Timeline of Latest Court Decisions On September 11th, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals issued a decision that, for the time being, allowed the Read more about Form I-944: What You Need to Know When Filing for Adjustment of Status[…]

How to File a Petition to Remove the Conditions on Permanent Residence

If your legal residency is based on your marriage to a United States citizen or your parent’s marriage to a United States citizen (i.e. you have conditional residency status), you will at some point want to remove these conditions and obtain your permanent residency, which is a more stable legal status that is not dependent Read more about How to File a Petition to Remove the Conditions on Permanent Residence[…]

Analyzing Biden’s Immigration Proposal

Former Vice President Biden’s proposed immigration policy stands in stark contrast with that of the Trump administration. Certainly, Biden’s record during the Obama administration was much friendlier and had reasonable policies. Progress was made, including the institution of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided work permits and travel documents to over 600,000 Read more about Analyzing Biden’s Immigration Proposal[…]

Criminal Waivers for Immigration: What You Need to Know

If you have committed crimes in the past, the fact is that you are going to have a hard time applying for permanent residency in the United States. With that being said, the system does allow applicants to file a Waiver of Inadmissibility, Form I-601, in hopes that your criminal history can be explained in Read more about Criminal Waivers for Immigration: What You Need to Know[…]

Recent Changes on Petitioning Relatives from Abroad

At the end of January, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services made an announcement about a change in how they will be accepting the popular form, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. The change was rolled out as a way to “increase efficiencies”. Basics on Form I-130 The form is used by United States citizens Read more about Recent Changes on Petitioning Relatives from Abroad[…]

Presidential Candidate Immigration Proposal Update

Since we last discussed the 2020 presidential election, quite a few of the Democratic candidates (12 of 24) have dropped out of the race. This is probably a good thing, as it enables the electorate to focus on the candidates that actually have a chance to be elected. Here is an overview of the candidates Read more about Presidential Candidate Immigration Proposal Update[…]