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Who Can Acquire an Extraordinary Ability Visa?

Albert Einstein, one of the brightest minds the world has ever known, is a famous example of someone whose extraordinary ability provided a path to United States immigration. He was born in Germany before the Third Reich, was visiting the U.S. when Hitler assumed power, and made the wise decision to stay. These days, the …Read More

How Long Will a U.S. Work Visa Last?

The length of time given to an immigrant to work in the United States is determined by the immigration category and the type of visa granted. There are two main categories: immigrant and non-immigrant. The latter is split into several types of visas while the former is limited to a just a few. Employment Authorization …Read More

5 Common Visa Renewal Mistakes to Avoid

While the initial application process for most visas and permits to work in the United States tends to be cumbersome, the same cannot be said of the renewal process, which is far more streamlined. However, this does not mean visa holders should be careless when extending their work permits. A single mistake could significantly delay …Read More

Rights for Transgender Immigrants in the United States

Ever since the election of United States President Donald Trump, the issue of immigration has become more contentious than normal, particularly regarding immigrants who may require protective status.  In April 2017, a transgender woman from Mexico received a lighter sentence than expected after she entered the U.S. illegally, and she was even allowed to exit …Read More

Understanding the Immigration Ban Under the Trump Administration

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States, he has issued two Executive Orders with the intention of banning certain groups of immigrants from entering the country. As of mid-March 2017, both Executive Orders were condemned by activists and politicians before federal judges blocked them under Constitutional grounds. The first Executive …Read More

Get to Know ICE, the Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency

Ever since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America, one federal law enforcement agency has come under greater focus and scrutiny than during the previous administration. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reports to the Department of Homeland Security. It works closely with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization …Read More

Some Crimes May Make Immigrants Deportable

Ever since Donald Trump was elected to succeed President Barack Obama, immigrants in San Diego and across the United States have been extremely concerned about their future. In February 2017, less than a month after an executive order on immigration was issued by the White House, the Department of Homeland Security issued two memos that suggest …Read More

How Will Trump’s Presidency Affect Immigration Law?

On February 21st, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued two documents that offer a worrisome glimpse at immigration policy under the Trump administration. For undocumented immigrants, advocates, and firms offering immigration services in San Diego, CA, the issuance of these two memos means they must work together harder than ever to ensure their …Read More

Common Questions Asked in a Marriage-Based Green Card Interview

When a foreigner marries a U.S. citizen, there are some potential legal issues that may arise. For most married couples seeking adjustment of immigration status into permanent residency, the prospect of an interview before a case adjudicator is cause for concern. Immigration interviews are conducted mostly to confirm all paperwork is in order and that …Read More

What Should You Do If Your Green Card Is Lost or Stolen?

If your green card is stolen, lost, or damaged to the point that it can no longer establish your identity or legal status, you will need to start the replacement process as soon as possible. Given the sentiments toward immigration in the Trump administration, it is in your best interest to replace your card quickly. …Read More

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