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What to Do When Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status is Denied

Of all the immigrant visa programs offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the marriage-based path to residency is one of the most flexible. However, this does not provide any assurance that an application will not be denied. Denials of marriage-based visas and requests of adjustment of status are neither routine nor …Read More

Learn About the H-1B Visa Requirements

The H-1B visa is a special kind of program that straddles the line between temporary and permanent immigration to the United States. Technically, the H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant program that fulfills an important economic purpose. However, immigration officials know that H-1B visa recipients often consider making the U.S. a more permanent home. The most …Read More

What Happens After an Immigration Interview

According to San Diego immigration attorneys, to receive some of the benefits offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the Department of State (DOS), you will need to be interviewed by a case evaluator. If you are applying for a visa issued at a consular office abroad, there is a strong …Read More

DUI Convictions and Immigration Status

Over the last few decades, the issue of DUI enforcement has affected various spheres of American society, including the immigration process. With regard to immigration, three potentially negative outcomes may arise: – Inadmissibility – Deportation – Disqualification from naturalization The problem with DUI convictions is that most states classify them as a criminal offense. Despite …Read More

Understanding the 30/60/90 Rule in Marriage-Based Immigration

Successful immigration to the United States depends on two major factors: compliance and intent. The compliance factor consists of doing things exactly as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services stipulate, which means navigating a complex and bureaucratic path to legal residency. The intent factor largely consists of overcoming suspicions, particularly when it comes to marriage-based visas. …Read More

Top 6 Reasons Visas Get Denied

According to a 2013 report issued by the travel section of the Department of State, the rejection rate of B-visas, which are of a non-immigrant category, was higher than 60 percent for countries such as Afghanistan and Cuba. You may think that such visa refusal rates are related to conflict between the U.S. and those …Read More

Is It Possible to Return to the U.S. After Being Deported?

Foreigners who are deported from the United States can expect a complicated process if they decide they want to come back. The worst thing a deported immigrant can do is to seek illegal reentry, which in many cases is not necessary. In fact, many foreigners who believe they are not allowed to return to the …Read More

The Truth Behind 4 Immigration Myths

One of the most misunderstood topics of contention faced by modern society is immigration. Here are four myths surrounding immigration that San Diego immigration lawyers hope to dispel. 1. Immigrants Deplete Social Services This myth, which has been debunked multiple times in the United States, tends to stoke the fire of political division. Sociocultural studies …Read More

What Happens If Fraudulent Intent Is Discovered?

Case evaluators with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) tend to review all applications with a certain degree of suspicion and mistrust. Fraud, dual intent, willful misrepresentation, and preconceived intent are all concepts explained in the laws and rules that govern U.S. immigration. When USCIS evaluators believe they have run into a case tarnished …Read More

Social Media Could Determine Your Green Card Chances in the U.S.

In 2010, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reported on an interesting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about its monitoring of social media accounts in relation to immigration petitions. According to the results of that above-mentioned FOIA request, DHS saw value in reviewing the social …Read More

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