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- Overview on New Immigration Policies through November 2014 Executive Actions
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Barack Obama announced an overhaul of the immigration system through a series of executive actions. The actions established new immigration programs, changed guidelines for existing programs and created new proposals for visas.
- Special Immigrant Juveniles Status (SIJS) Eligibility & Process
Special Immigrant Juveniles Status, commonly known as SIJS, is a federal law that allows certain undocumented children to get legal permanent residency in the United States. Below, we discuss this complex immigration process and the requirements in detail.
- Can I Get a Green Card If I Have a Criminal Record?
Individuals who are pursuing permanent resident status may be deterred if they are convicted of a crime. While a misdemeanor conviction may not bar a person from still obtaining resident status, certain convictions may prevent a person from being approved for permanent residence status or possible cause the person to be subject to removal.
- Canadian Tourists Who Have Been "Flagged" By US CBP: Steps to Overcome Inadmissibility
Due to the close proximity of the US border to most Canadian cities and the extensive relationship between the two countries, it is not surprising that the US receives millions of Canadian tourists each year.
- USCIS Policy Memorandum on Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Creates an Exception for Late Filing
USCIS policy memorandum was published, and it broadened the definition for how a CSPA beneficiary could have “sought to acquire” immigration status. This could benefit certain adult children who were at one time available for protection under CSPA, but may have not timely filed for the benefit and outright disqualified from benefiting from the Act.
- Implementation of Parole-in-Place Benefits Parents, Spouses, & Children of Military Members
Any immediate family of active or veteran military member (or reservist) could benefit from Parole-in-Place and become eligible to acquire a green card.
- How Long Can You Stay in the US? Visa Validity vs. Duration of Stay
Often times in the U.S. immigration process, individuals who are approved for a visa and receive a visa stamp in their passport believe that is the end of the process and they are now free to enter the U.S. and remain in the country for the period of time indicated on the visa stamp. In reality, there is more to be understood about the purpose of the visa and its validity as well as the restrictions that may be imposed on an individual upon arrival in the U.S.
- Business Travel to the U.S. Without a Visa
Large multinational companies, small businesses and start-ups alike may be able to derive benefits from the time efficient process of availing eligible individuals to engage in business travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program.
- Life Cycle of a Family-based Immigrant Petition at the USCIS
Step by step processing of an I-130 petition at the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
- Tips to Select the Best Immigration Lawyer in California
Keep in mind that it’s not that easy to choose a skilled professional among the great variety of the immigration lawyers in California. If you want to change your residency status in the United States, you should approach the matted correctly and consider the great amount of the paperwork you’ll have to deal with. The right lawyer will ensure that your case can be managed timely and without any inconvenience.