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Category Archives: Immigration Law

What Purposes Should Immigration Reform Serve?

Depending on who you ask, the last time the United States went through immigration reform was in either 1986 or 2012. This is a matter of political opinion because former President Ronald Reagan enacted a new path to naturalization, while former President Barack Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While these two …Read More

Can Immigration Attorneys Make the Process Go Faster?

According to a 2022 report published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency is currently facing a backlog of 5.2 million applications for various benefits. This doesn’t include more than 8 million applications and petitions that are pending acknowledgement and adjudication, so the real backlog figure is closer to 13 million cases. …Read More

Tips for Choosing an Immigration Attorney

In May 2022, attorneys from the United States Department of Justice are preparing to defend against a lawsuit filed by Jose Guerra-Castañeda, a citizen of El Salvador who was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from the Boston field office in 2019. Guerra-Castañeda spent months in an immigration detention facility in Louisiana before his …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

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

When Does USCIS Visit Your Home?

Foreigners who apply for visas or residency status in the United States shouldn’t usually expect a visit from immigration agents, investigators, or case adjudicators. This will never happen if the application or petition is filed outside the US because applicants are instructed to visit their embassy or consulate offices. In the United States, however, there …Read More

Can You Get Married on a Tourist Visa to a U.S. Citizen?

When love is in the air, we tend to think there’s nothing that can stop it. If you find yourself on vacation in the United States, there will always be a chance of romance, which means there may also be a possibility of finding that special someone with whom you would like to share your …Read More

4 Ways Immigration Law Is Likely to Change Starting in 2021

During the chaotic administration of former President Donald Trump, many aspects of immigration policy reflected a shift in political ideology and an overall intention of catering to voters who believed in the flawed “America First” doctrine. Now that President Joe Biden has taken office, he is starting to deliver on his promise to reverse many …Read More

Can I Avoid Deportation by Marrying an American Citizen?

One of the “easiest” ways to become a legal resident of the United States is through lawful marriage to an American citizen. By “easiest,” we mean to say the process of obtaining a K-1 fiancé or fiancée visa, which falls under the non-immigrant visa category, isn’t as convoluted when compared to other immigrant petitions. The …Read More

What Immigrants Should Expect when Appearing in Court

In late August of 2020, news headlines focused on the operations of United States immigration courts caught the attention of many Americans who aren’t familiar with this part of the judicial system. In New York City, the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) decided to close its courts over pandemic concerns. This decision was received …Read More

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