Ready to Apply for U.S. Citizenship but Unsure if Travel Outside the U.S. Disqualifies You?

Often travel outside of the United States is viewed as a simple matter when applying to naturalize to a United States Citizen. However, travel has the potential to undermine an entire N-400 Naturalization application. In contrast, a U.S. Permanent Resident should treat the travel factor as the exact ‘science’ it is before filing to becomeContinue reading Ready to Apply for U.S. Citizenship but Unsure if Travel Outside the U.S. Disqualifies You?

What?!….I am being Deported – How to React Strategically When Served with A Notice to Appear

It goes without saying…deportation and removal from the United States is very serious with devastating consequences.  One must immediately retain skilled U.S. Immigration legal counsel to navigate the Federal Court system if served with a Notice to Appear in U.S. Immigration court. Anyone who is a non-U.S. Citizen may receive a Notice to Appear(“NTA”). AnContinue reading What?!….I am being Deported – How to React Strategically When Served with A Notice to Appear

When the U.S. Government Is Not Satisfied With Your U.S. Visa Application | How to Respond to RFE, NOIDS or Intent to Revoke Visa Status.

We have witnessed the sheer panic in clients eyes, when they walk into our office for the first time with an Request for Additional Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), or Intent to Revoke Visa status.  Some have used attorneys, and some have filed their case without an immigration lawyer. The below infographic,Continue reading When the U.S. Government Is Not Satisfied With Your U.S. Visa Application | How to Respond to RFE, NOIDS or Intent to Revoke Visa Status.

How to Consular Process a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa in Turkey Under the Current Freeze

As a result of current affairs, the United states recently announced a freeze for U.S. Consular visa processing in Turkey. However, what does this really mean, and how does a Foreign national process his or her pending case when the United States closes a consulate ? Good news…as this is not the first time aContinue reading How to Consular Process a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa in Turkey Under the Current Freeze

Hope for Dreamers Update! H.R. 3440 / S 1615: Dream Act of 2017

Currently, DACA has been rescinded.  Procedurally, the executive order issued in 2012 by the prior Administration, had still not been resolved through Congress. President Trump has requested that Congress solve the current problem that over 800,000 children who are now young adults, crossed the border illegally and have no legal status in the United States.Continue reading Hope for Dreamers Update! H.R. 3440 / S 1615: Dream Act of 2017

Is Entering the US Illegally Better than Entering on a Visa Waiver?

We hope the title caught your attention!  If you or anyone you know enters the United States on the ESTA Visa Waiver Program, it is important  to understand the hard consequences of overstaying a Waiver issued through ESTA. Countries who are eligible for an ESTA Visa Waiver to the United States include (but are notContinue reading Is Entering the US Illegally Better than Entering on a Visa Waiver?

Is An EB-5 Visa Worth it for Foreign National Business Professionals to Obtain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

For the past two decades our immigration lawyers have observed the excitement in our clients eyes when they first talk about the EB-5 Green Card visa.  However, by the time we provide legal advice regarding the requirements and logistics, we see serious concern set in, and business clients then seek alternative options. The EB-5 permanentContinue reading Is An EB-5 Visa Worth it for Foreign National Business Professionals to Obtain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

ILLEGAL OR OUT OF STATUS IF YOU ARE A CRIME VICTIM–U VISA STATUS OPTIONS

If you know someone who is out of status here in the United States and has been the victim of a crime, he or she may be eligible for a U Visa. U visas are available to foreign nationals or aliens who are in the United States and entered without inspection (“EWI”) or have overstayedContinue reading ILLEGAL OR OUT OF STATUS IF YOU ARE A CRIME VICTIM–U VISA STATUS OPTIONS

Being Strategic with Marriage After Abuse When You’re Not Legalized in the U.S.

When violence erupts in the home and you are without status in the United States, a foreign national is eligible to adjust status through VAWA or a U visa. (VAWA explained below). However, finding new love and remarrying soon after terminating the problematic marriage may throw a serious monkey wrench into your ability to adjustContinue reading Being Strategic with Marriage After Abuse When You’re Not Legalized in the U.S.