Immigration Law

Will You Be Deported After Your Divorce?

If you achieved lawful permanent resident status in the United States by marrying a U.S. citizen then you might rightly be concerned that a divorce could threaten your legal status here in the country. Yet you do not lose the right to have a divorce just because you obtained your green card through marriage. Here’s…

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Will a Small Courthouse Wedding Mess Up Your Green Card Application?

In order for the I-130 petition to be successful, you must be able to prove a bona fide marriage. While a small courthouse wedding is a perfectly valid way to get married, it can create issues for your marriage application if you aren’t careful. Courthouse weddings are common for couples who are attempting to commit…

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Is My Family Member Eligible for Immigration?

If you are a United States citizen with foreign relatives then you might have a vested interest in bringing family members over and helping them obtain Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status. Yet it is not possible to get a green card for every member of your family. Green cards are typically available to “immediate” relatives.…

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How to Increase Your Chances of a US Visitor Visa Extension

Visitor visa extensions are getting tougher to obtain, but if you have a genuine need to stay in the United States a little longer there are ways to make your case which can be successful.  There are two types of visitor’s visa. The first is the B-1 visa, which is for business. Business visas are…

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Can You Move During Your Immigration Case?

Life happens, which means many people who are attempting to secure a green card, a work permit, or both end up having to change residences halfway through the process. While nothing stops you from making the move, it could create delays and problems in your immigration case if you aren’t careful. Here’s what you need…

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What is a Notice of Intent to Revoke?

A Notice to Revoke, or NOIR, is bad news for anyone who is attempting to get a green card. They’re most common in I-130 petition cases, wherein a petitioner seeks to obtain a green card for their spouse. Here’s what happens. The Form I-130 gets approved, giving the immigrant the right to file a green…

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3 Immigration Mistakes to Avoid

Many people try to handle the immigration process themselves before going to an immigration attorney. This can result in making serious mistakes that take extra time, money, and legal help to fix. In some cases, it won’t even be possible to fix the mistakes. They may bring your case to a close, resulting in deportation.…

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What Are Your Options When You’re Undocumented?

If you are currently undocumented it can be difficult to get a green card. There are a few paths to permanent residency, though they are not easy.  Undocumented immigrants have 3 paths to a Green Card. The first is a family reunification path. The second is an employment path. The third is a humanitarian path.…

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How Much Does an Immigration Lawyer Cost?

It’s natural to worry a great deal about the costs of an immigration lawyer. It’s one of the biggest fears that clients tend to bring to the table.  Fortunately, the answer is: probably not as much as you think. Understand Two Types of Immigration Costs Keep in mind that there are two types of immigration…

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