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Questions to Expect in Immigration Interviews

The process of obtaining immigration benefits in the United States often involves sitting down for interviews conducted by individuals who will adjudicate your case. Depending on the type of visa or status you’re seeking, the interviews may be conducted by employees from Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or the American embassy. This doesn’t …Read More

How Can Hiring an Immigration Attorney Speed Up the Process?

Every time American lawmakers bring up the topic of immigration reform, they invariably mention processing backlogs as one of the items that are long overdue for improvement. The closest the United States Senate has gotten to advancing comprehensive immigration reform was during the administration of former President Barack Obama. Since then, the focus has shifted …Read More

How Long Do You Have to Be Married to Keep U.S. Citizenship?

In general, one of the most straightforward methods of immigrating to the United States involves getting married to an American citizen. If everything falls into place in terms of submitting immigration forms, getting timely interviews, and enjoying optimal processing times, a foreign fiancé or fiancée could apply for citizenship through the naturalization process in just …Read More

Is It Possible for Illegal Immigrants to Get Green Cards?

In June 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in a case filed by an immigrant from El Salvador whose green card application was rejected in 2014. At the heart of this case was a claim by the immigrant that his Temporary Protected Status (TPS) made him eligible for permanent residence even though …Read More

What Do Immigration Lawyers Do?

In early 2022, prior to the start of the Australian Open tennis tournament, the work of immigration lawyers representing Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was the focus of many international news headlines. Upon arriving in Melbourne, Djokovic was detained and denied a visa over COVID-19 concerns. His immigration legal team challenged the merits of the …Read More

Can I Immigrate to the United States during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Shortly after taking office in January 2021, United States President Joe Biden signed executive orders reversing many of the anti-immigration policies enacted by his predecessor. However, he also made the unusual move of directly addressing migrants amassing at the southern border with Mexico, and he urged them to stay put because of the COVID-19 pandemic. …Read More

Common Reasons People Immigrate to the U.S. Nowadays

In November 2021, a truck loaded with migrants headed toward the United States flipped over while traveling on a highway in southern Mexico. The accident resulted in the deaths of 55 migrants who were mostly from Central America. Some of them had planned to apply for asylum, while others had probably intended to make an …Read More

Forecast for U.S. Immigration in 2022

As the second year of the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, immigration continues to be a controversial and uncertain issue in the United States. Most of the extreme, and in some cases unconstitutional, executive orders signed by former President Donald Trump against immigration are gone, but the controversial “Remain in Mexico” practice related to …Read More

What Number of Questions Are Immigrants Required to Answer?

Answering questions is something immigrants to the United States get used to as they go through the process of gaining legal status and accessing benefits such as residency and naturalization. Visa applications and petitions filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are basically long questionnaires. By the time immigrants petition for naturalization to become American …Read More

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