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[…]

Application Processing Times: What You Can Expect for the Most Common Applications

Probably one of the questions we get more often from our clients is “how long will the government take to process my application”? Obviously, there are many different factors that can affect the processing of your application, so we do not like to tell our clients a particular time frame, because we do not want Read more about Application Processing Times: What You Can Expect for the Most Common Applications[…]

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[…]

2017 in Retrospect: Immigration Trends and the Contributions of Immigrants to the US economy

Over the past 12 months, with the new administration, we have seen some important changes in the way our government handles and views immigration. The changes included: Five days into his presidency, President Trump signed two executive orders. The first detailed the construction of a wall and more detention facilities, including hiring 5,000 additional Border Read more about 2017 in Retrospect: Immigration Trends and the Contributions of Immigrants to the US economy[…]