The State Department and USCIS have jointly announced a new procedure to allow individuals whose immigrant visa cases are stuck in backlogs to begin filing their immigrant visa or adjustment..
Could Donald Trump’s Immigration Policy as President Actually be Good for Illegal Immigrants? By: Yaniv Lavy, Esq., a NYC Immigration Lawyer Donald Trump, who is currently leading the GOP race..
In a recent Board of Immigration Appeal (“BIA”) decision in Matter of D-M-C-P-, Applicant 26 I&N Dec. 644 (BIA 2015), the BIA held that Immigration Judges are required to notify..
A new DHS policy memorandum posted June 19, 2015 outlines VAWA Amendments to the Cuba Adjustment Act (CAA) and continued eligibility for abused spouses and children. The CAA allows Cuban..
After the Supreme Court ruled Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, same-sex couples legally married in the U.S. or anywhere else in the world are..
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Nepal. The notice means that certain Nepalese nationals who have been present in the United States since..
If you have a pending application for a green card and the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) petitioner died, your green card application may well be approved and..
On February 18, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting requests for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The change means USCIS has made DACA status..
Thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, New York City immigration attorneys will find it easier to defend lawful permanent residents (LPRs) in removal proceedings involving..
Many foreign-born individuals seek to come to the United States to provide opportunities for their families. With the recent influx of immigrants from South and Central America and President Barack..
Foreign students are eligible to come to study in the United States on F-1 or M-1 visas. On these visas, there is an expectation that these students are prepared to..
Nearly everyone who is not a citizen of the United States is legally required to report a change of address to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within 10..
When you are married to a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States of America, you are eligible to apply for a marriage-based immigrant visa or green card…
Provisional waivers allow people who are NOT eligible to Adjust Status due to their unlawful entry and/or unlawful presence to get a Waiver BEFORE they travel outside the US and..
If you came to the US before the age of 16 AND Have been present in the US since 1.1.2010 YOU can become legal, get Employment Authorization and Social Security..
If your CHILD is a U.S. Citizen or a Green Card holder AND You have entered the US on or before 1.1.2010 and are now illegal YOU can become legal,..
Las renuncias provisionales dejan a la gente NO elegible para solicitar el Green Card porque entraron al país ilegalmente y por su estancia ilegal a calificar para un permiso ANTES..
Si su hijo es ciudadano o tiene Green Card, y Usted entró los EE.UU. antes del día 1 de enero 2010 Usted calificara para estatus legal, recibir autorización de empleo..
On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama revealed a long-awaited statement concerning the immigration plan for the United States. This new plan has been hailed as the most comprehensive immigration..
In a Television address on Thursday, President Obama will reveal his executive action on immigration, which can impact the lives of nearly five million immigrants. The news comes after the..
On November 14, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Introductions 486-A and 487-A into law. These bills serve the dual purpose of limiting New York City’s cooperation..
Receiving public benefits may affect your immigration status or ability to travel outside the U.S. If the government determines that you are or could become a “public charge” it reserves..
If you submit a request for a decision to the AAO (Administrative Appeals Office), there are varying periods of time it could take to get a decision, based upon the..
The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) serves to interpret and apply immigration laws, hearing appeals from certain decisions made by immigration judges and by the DHS in which the U.S…
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