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- June 2015 Visa Bulletin: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The June 2015 Visa Bulletin contains a bit of good news for persons in certain employment-based (EB) categories. However, for others, like Chinese investors, the news is mostly bad. For Filipino professionals and Mexicans and Filipinos in some of the family-based (FB) categories, the news is downright ugly.
- Is It Legal to Visit America to Have a Baby in Order to Create Citizenship?
Once known pejoratively as “anchor babies,” the children of foreign nationals born on American soil have traditionally had a right to automatic citizenship. As a result, immediate family members would seek their own citizenship by virtue of the close relationship. But, after years of debate on the topic of immigration reform, are anchor babies still legal?
- When Can a Family Member's Nationality Grant Someone Else American Citizenship
It is quite common for people to want to help their relatives gain US citizenship. But, is it just as easy as marrying someone and they immediately have citizenship? Not anymore.
- USCIS Announces Changes to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that beginning February 17, 2015, it will require those applying to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program to file an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131) and pay the associated fee or submit a fee waiver request.
- How Do I Help My Spouse in Another Country Become a Legal Permanent Resident?
The United States provides a special visa for a person who is engaged to a United States citizen to come to the United States to get married. However, the process works a little differently when the spouses marry abroad.
- What Happens When a Person is Charged with Illegal Reentry?
Returning to the United States after being deported or removed is a violation of federal law. Alleged offenders could be sentenced to prison before being returned to their home countries—where they could face additional consequences as well.
- 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.
- Suspension and Deferral of Deportations: A Band-Aid Covering the Tumor
Congress and President Obama have both taken recent steps in passing two measures that move in the right direction to solve the immigration crisis in the United States.