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August 5, 2020

Emergency Appointments or Expedited Appointments are available for applicants with genuine emergencies. These appointments are granted on a limited basis based on medical and humanitarian grounds. The criteria for emergency appointment vary by the country. Prior to the...

March 19, 2020

If you are legally authorized to work and you lose your job, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Details about obtaining unemployment insurance vary by state, and you can learn more here. The federal government also provides helpful information about unempl...

February 25, 2020

With new rules taking effect Monday that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits, immigrants, including citizens and legal residents, have dropped social services they or their children may be entitled to out of fear they will be kicked...

February 17, 2020

On February 6, 2020, U.S. District Judge Loretta C. Biggs, stopped U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from changing how the agency determines when a foreign student or exchange visitor is “unlawfully present” in the U.S. “Unlawful presence” is defined by...

December 12, 2019

How important is it to get Certified English Translation of your documents? 

More and more, USCIS has been issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) if translated documents do not fully comply with regulations. The types of documents the...

November 8, 2019

As an election year approaches, our office receives many inquiries about applying for citizenship. Therefore, a brief introduction to the naturalization process may be helpful and timely.

There are a few ways that an individual may become a U.S. citizen. The two most co...

June 27, 2019

The Department of State Visa Bulletin is eagerly anticipated each month. It tells aspiring immigrants their place in the green card queue, and whether one has moved ahead, remained static or gone backwards. There are many people stuck in the green card backlogs, some s...

March 12, 2019

DACA recipients who entered the United States without inspection and have an immediate relative petition, may be able to obtain lawful permanent resident status within the United States. Only DACA recipients who fit certain criteria can do this; those criteria will be...

December 28, 2017

On December 14, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is preparing proposed regulations eliminating United States work authorization for certain holders of H-4 visas, a derivative visa classification that permits a member of an H-1B visa holder’s...

September 26, 2017

Our Latest I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver was approved on September 20, 2017. It is with great joy that we can bring such wonderful news to our clients during this time of turmoil and uncertainty.


Mr. and Mrs. Green (fictional names) contacted our offic...

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