Five Tips for a Successful Immigration Interview

In many types of immigration cases, one step along the way involves being interviewed by an immigration officer at your local United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office. Many immigrants find the idea of the interview process very intimidating. They have heard that if you are not prepared or if you’re on anything less than your best behavior, the consequences for your immigration status can be Read More

Separated from Your Family? Three Tips to Get Reunited

Immigrant families face many different kinds of actual and threatened familial separations. Some are separated from family members who stayed behind in their country of origin. Others face separation because they are held in detention centers or because someone gets deported.  When you’re separated from those you love the most in the world, your main goal is likely to be reunited. Read on to discover our tips for Read More

Three Reasons a Border Wall Will Not Work

These days, you can’t turn on the news without hearing report after report about President Trump’s determination to build a giant border wall and thereby solve the United States’ immigration “problem” for good. Immigrants and long established citizens alike roll their eyes at this more and more as they really the absurdity of the idea. Immigration lawyers know better than anyone: This simply will not work. In today’s Read More

A Notary is Not a Notario!

Members of the immigrant community, beware! As more and more attention is placed on immigration in the media, more and more instances of fraud have been occuring. We have heard reports of notaries in the United States preying upon immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries, claiming that they can provide legal advice and help you with your immigration case.  Let’s get this straight: In the United States, a Read More

Working in the US: Understanding the H Visa

The term “H Visa” can be used to refer to several different types of visas, but it most often refers to the H-1B and H-2B visas, which allow employers in the United States to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. These are also called “temporary worker visas.” H-1B Visas H-1B visas are for the following types of people who want to work on a temporary basis in the United States in “specialty Read More

The L-1 Visa: What Business Owners Need to Know

Are you a small business owner looking to expand into the United States? Can’t afford to invest half a million dollars as required by the EB5 immigrant investor scheme?  The L-1 visa is a type of non-immigrant visa that allows companies from other countries to send employees to the United States. Who are L-1 visas for? Who is eligible?  L-1 visas are split into two categories -- L-1A for managers and Read More

Immigration for Families: Family Preference Immigrant Visas

The U.S. Department of State offers several types of immigration visas for family members of U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs). You may be familiar with Immediate Relative (IR) Immigrant Visas, which are available for citizens’ spouses, children, and parents, but you might not have heard of Family Preference Immigrant Visas. These visas are for more distant family members of citizens and Read More

Business Immigration: The H-1B Visa

The U.S. H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that enables U.S. businesses to hire graduate-level employees in specialist occupations requiring theoretical or technical knowledge in specific areas such as IT, finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, math, science, medicine, and so on. Any work at a professional level that generally requires you to have a bachelor's degree or greater may be subject to the H-1B Read More

Immigration for Spouses: The K Visa

A K-1 visa, or better known as a “fiancée visa” allows a U.S. citizen's engaged partner to enter the U.S. as long as the couple gets married in no more than 90 days. The newlywed spouse may then apply on the basis of marriage for Legal Permanent Residency (a "green card"). A K-1 visa is the first step toward continuous legal residence in the United States for many individuals. You can apply for an Adjustment of Read More

Understanding Cancellation of Removal

A person facing removal (deportation) from the United States may have the right to cancel that removal. Canceling removal is a form of discretionary relief by stopping or canceling the removal orders on the person.  A cancellation of removal is beneficial in that it gives you residency status without fear of removal. To receive this legal remedy, you must make sure that you and your relatives have had a long Read More