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What to Do Following Immigration Interviews

Each week, thousands of foreigners are interviewed by employees from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, all of which deal with every type of immigration matter, from marriage-based immigration to naturalization. The reasons for these interviews are usually provided by rules, …Read More

Tips for Writing a Letter of Appreciation to Your Immigration Attorney

If your immigration law firm was able to help you with a delicate matter, chances are you want to show your appreciation. By virtue of their chosen field of practice, immigration attorneys know about the difficulties their clients face, particularly in cases related to asylum, deportation, detention, and family-based immigration. San Diego immigration lawyers derive …Read More

5 Potential Reasons Adjustment of Status May Not Be Approved

Adjustment of status is the term given by American immigration officials to the process whereby foreigners become lawful immigrants who qualify for benefits such as conditional or permanent residency. In some family-based immigration cases, foreigners can adjust their status upon arrival to the United States. For the most part, there’s an expectation that applicants have …Read More

U.S. Citizenship Exams Will Undergo Changes

Since 1986, foreigners who qualify for naturalization, the highest benefit provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency, have been required to take an examination that gauges their knowledge of American civics as well as their English language ability. This requirement, which is promulgated by Section 312 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, …Read More

How Can a DUI Affect the Chances of Becoming a Permanent Resident?

In May 2019, when members of the United States Congress discussed the legislative proposal known as the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act for the fifth time, the issue of driving under the influence came up. In essence, the DREAM Act would grant legal residency to immigrants who were children when their …Read More

New Social Media Disclosure Requirements for U.S. Visa Applications

According to a new U.S. policy that started in late May, foreigners who wish to obtain visas to enter the United States are expected to disclose information associated with their online social media accounts. The State Department’s visa application website now includes a section with a drop-down menu that lists more than a dozen social …Read More

U.S. Visa Overstays Will Be Targeted for Closer Scrutinization

Immigration policies enacted by the White House under the administration of United States President Donald Trump have been highly criticized not only for being draconian but also for being misguided. In many cases, justification for new measures has been explained with incorrect information. For example, when Trump refers to a security crisis at the southern …Read More

What Are the Basic Facts About Family-Based Immigration?

In most countries around the world, reunification of family members through a legal immigration process is considered to be a recognition of human rights that aims to strike a balance with sovereign laws related to migration controls. In the United States, this process is known as family-based immigration, and it has been an important aspect …Read More

How Do I Apply to Get a Green Card?

In May 2019, United States President Donald Trump announced a high-level proposal for immigration reform, something his predecessor and a bipartisan group of senior senators have been pushing for years. As can be expected, Trump’s proposal is heavy on border security and misguided protectionism. However, an interesting item caught the attention of immigration lawyers in …Read More

Can a U.S. Tourist Visa (B-2) Be Denied? [Infographic]

Whether it’s for pleasure or for medical treatment, people outside the U.S. can obtain a temporary tourist visa, which is in category B-2. However, these visas aren’t always guaranteed. The trusted San Diego immigration attorneys at KS Visa Law have put together the following infographic explaining a few of the most common reasons someone’s U.S. …Read More

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