Immigration Law

Immigration to the US, for Nurses

The United States has been suffering from a nursing shortage for decades. The shortage certainly hasn’t gotten any better in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, which has led to widespread burnout. Many nurses are quitting. In fact, 33% of nurses surveyed in 2022 intend to quit their job by the end of the…

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How Does Naturalization Through Military Service Work?

Hoping to become a United States citizen through military service?  It’s a viable pathway, but it’s not as simple as signing up for your chosen branch of the armed forces. There are still eligibility requirements you’ll have to meet and steps you’ll have to take in order to successfully complete the process.  Here’s what you…

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How to Sponsor a Family from Ukraine

The Uniting for Ukraine program allows Ukrainians to remain in the United States with the help of a sponsor. They will be here under humanitarian parole, which allows them to enter the United States and remain. They can also apply for an Employment Authorization document. Humanitarian parole offers no direct path to a green card,…

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DHS Announces Expansion of Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Every year, the Citizenship and Integration Grant program provides money to community programs designed to help people prepare for citizenship. In the past, the program has provided $10 million in grants. Recently, DHS announced they would increase the funding to $20 million.  The program offers four types of grants.  Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Application Services…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down MPP

The MPP, or Migrant Protection Protocols, was a Trump-era policy that required migrants to “wait in Mexico” while applying for asylum in the United States. This forced asylum-seekers to weather violence and privation in dangerous border towns while their immigration cases crawled through the system. When this policy was in effect, Homeland Security claimed they…

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What is a Dual Intent Visa

Life changes. You might well come to the United States on a temporary visa only to decide that you’d like to adjust your status later. Yet coming to the United States with “dual intent” can create legal complications. For the most part, when USCIS issues a temporary visa they do so on the grounds that…

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Steps for Getting a Student Visa in the United States

Want to study in the United States? You’ll need to secure a student visa.  There are three types of student visa. The first is the F-1 visa. This is the most common, the one that covers undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or a university in the United States. The vast majority of the…

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Can You Apply for a Green Card After an Overstay?

Overstays are never a good idea if you are serious about seeking permanent residency in the United States. Nevertheless there are methods that immigration lawyers can use to make a green card application after an overstay. These methods will not work in every case. They are only available to immediate relatives of US citizens who…

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What is Title 42?

A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked a Biden administration order to terminate Title 42. The judge claims the Biden administration failed to go through the required notice and comment process prior to terminating the policy.  Title 42 is a public emergency health order that got invoked at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic.…

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Supreme Court Rules on Patel v. Garland

The Supreme Court has made a recent ruling on an immigration case. The gist of the ruling demonstrates that any immigrant must be extremely careful while filling out any public document.  In Patel v. Garland, Pankajkumar S. Patel was a citizen of India who entered the United States unlawfully in 1992. He was attempting to…

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