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- What Are the Requirements for Adjustment of Status?
The Immigration and Nationality Act allows individuals to change their immigration status while they are in the United States. They may have begun as a nonimmigrant or a temporary alien but now wish to be classified as a permanent immigrant.
- Immigration Consequences of a DUI
While many individuals are aware of the serious consequences of receiving a DUI, these consequences are even graver for non-citizens. In addition to the same consequences of possible jail time, fines and a loss of driving privileges, a non-citizen’s conviction of a DUI may result in a finding that he or she is inadmissible or is removable.
- EB-2 Visa Versus EB-3 Visa
The differences between EB-2 and EB-3 in an effort to alert aliens and employers, and help both seek EB-2.
- Transition from Optional Practical Training to H-1B Status
Here are some things to consider to make the road to obtaining H-1B status a bit less bumpy.
- 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.