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Category Archives: Family Immigration

The Advantages of Marrying a U.S. Citizen: Unveiling the Perks

Compared to other methods of immigrating to the United States, the K-1 and CR-1 visa categories aren’t so common. However, they stand out as being the methods with the highest rates of approval and faster processing times. Since 2019, the number of K-1 fiancé and fiancée visas issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) …Read More

What Effect Does Immigration Have on Children?

In June 2022, executives from major American companies that operate in the technology sector signed a letter addressed to the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. The gist of their message was related to migrant families and how government policies can have a long-term impact on their lives. Specifically, the executives of Amazon, Google, IBM, …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

5 Positive Aspects of Family-Based Immigration

Even though some forms of family-based immigration have existed in the United States since colonial times, the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act in 1965 has provided an organized and comprehensive path to residency and naturalization for relatives of foreigners who have established legal ties to the country. Up to 480,000 visas are granted …Read More

5 Types of Marriage That Aren’t Acceptable for Immigration

Many immigration attorneys in the United States will agree that the process of marriage-based petitions for permanent residence is straightforward, at least when compared to other forms of immigration. The concept of marriage may be international, but its nature and legality are not universal. Not all marriages will be considered valid under the policy manual …Read More

Attempted Crackdown on Maternity Tourism in the United States

An interesting effect of the controversial Trump administration is that certain immigration topics are becoming known for the first time to many people in the United States. Due to the draconian immigration policies and the colorful language often used by President Trump, terms such as “anchor babies,” “chain migration,” and “birth tourism” are now reported …Read More

How to Get Approval for a Family Visa

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is supposed to pay special attention to the petitions made by citizens, green card holders, refugees, and asylum recipients who wish to reunite with their family members. Even with the best intentions of USCIS officials to allow citizens and residents to reunite with their foreign-born loved ones, …Read More

Bringing Your Foreign Fiancé or Fiancée to the United States

Love knows no boundaries in the current age of globalization and international travel, particularly if you are a citizen of the United States who wishes to bring your special someone to this country to get married. Although you have the option of getting married overseas and bringing your foreign husband or wife to the U.S., …Read More

Understanding the Terms of a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa

Although seasoned immigration attorneys often recommend the San Diego K-1 visa to clients who intend to get married, it is important to note that this is a non-immigrant visa, which means that the applicant is not automatically considered as someone who wishes to live in the United States. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) …Read More

May 2024