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Form I-130 > Applying for a Marriage-Based Green Card When Your Spouse is a Permanent Resident As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have spoken with some individuals who are applying for a green card (lawful permanent residence) based on marriage to a permanent resident (green card holder). Sometimes, these applicants want to know if they can avoid the Visa Preference Syst ...
Fiancee Visa > What are the Legal Requirements for a K-1 Fiancé Visa? As a Miami immigration lawyer, I help many of my clients to obtain their K-1 fiancé visas. Below are some frequently asked questions about the K-1 Fiance visa. What is the main purpose of the K-1 fiance visa? The K-1 fiance visa will get you into the United States to get married.
citizenship > An Overview of Your Immigrant A-File As a Miami immigration lawyer, I always remind my clients who are applying to naturalize (i.e. attain U.S. citizenship) that the process of naturalization means that an immigration officer will be looking into their A-files. Below are some frequently asked questions about the A-file.
USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected.
50 extra immigration judges deployed to detention centers to help tackle backlog As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest that the US Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention centers to clear a backlog of more than half a million cases. Below are some frequently asked questions.
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Extended for TPS El Salvador Beneficiaries As a Miami immigration lawyer, I noted with interest that USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for an additional 6 months.
Trump’s New Executive Order As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest the announcement that President Trump signed a new executive order in regard to the Muslim and refugee ban. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is the new executive order about? Today President Trump took a second swing at his most controversial immigration policy: a temporary ban ...
This Week: New Refugee and Immigration Executive Order Expected A senior administration official has indicated that President Donald Trump’s new refugee and immigration executive order is expected to be unveiled this week. Below are some frequently asked questions. Didn’t President Trump already sign executive orders targeting refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-maj ...
Don’t Wait, Apply for Your Citizenship As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been encouraging my clients who are green card holders (lawful permanent resident) to apply for citizenship as soon as they possibly can. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am a green card holder. Why can’t I wait to apply for citizenship? A green card holder does not enjoy the same leg ...
Know Your Rights as an Immigrant As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been watching with increased alarm as reports of widespread immigration raids continue to filter in. If you are an undocumented immigrant, a visa holder, or a green card holder, I would recommend that you keep the following in mind: If you have a visa holder, or a lawful permanent resident from one of t ...
Deportation Under the Trump Administration As a Miami immigration lawyer, I am watching with trepidation as this administration launches assault after assault on our immigrant communities. Across the United States, real-life reports are trickling in about the expanded efforts on removing undocumented immigrants under the Trump administration.
Bill Introduced to Slash Legal Immigration As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest that today, two Republican senators proposed steps to slash the number of legal immigrants admitted into the United States by half. Below are some frequently asked questions. Who introduced this bill to slash legal immigration, and what is the purpose of the bill? Senators Tom C ...
The Effects of the Trump Immigration Ban on Business As a Miami immigration lawyer, I watched in alarm last week as President Trump signed an executive order to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days. His order also blocks citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—all Muslim-majority countries—from entering the U.S.
Under Trump, the Definition of ‘Criminal’ Has Been Expanded This week, President Trump signed two executive orders on immigration. As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been following his actions on immigration with interest. Below are some frequently asked questions. What were the executive orders on immigration that Trump signed, and what were they about? The media focu ...
As a Miami immigration lawyer with numerous clients who have pending DACA applications, I read with interest this week’s news about speculation that Trump may be signing an executive order to undo DACA. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is deferred action? Deferred action is a discretionary, limited immigration benefit by DHS.
What is Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship? As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have helped numerous non-permanent residents have their removal orders (deportation orders) cancelled, because immigration law allows cancellation of removal if they meet three general requirements. What are the three requirements for an individual to be eligible for cancellation of removal? 1.
As a Miami immigration lawyer, I represent many individuals who are in need of deportation defense. Lately, with the incoming Trump administration, the topic of immigration has been in the news again. Below are some frequently asked basic questions about deportation. What is deportation? Deportation is commonly understood to mean when someone is sent out of the U.S.
As a Miami immigration lawyer, I noted with interest that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an increase The new fees will be effective Dec. 23rd, 2016. Below are some frequently asked questions. Do American taxpayers fund USCIS? No. The USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits.
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