Why You Might Need a Criminal Defense Attorney if You Have a Green Card
Like any of the nearly 13 million individuals arrested each year in the United States, those who are arrested and are lawful permanent residents (i.e. green card holders) of the U.S. should seek the counsel of an experienced green card criminal defense attorney. Often times green card holders can face additional punishment compared to citizens of the United […]
Five Questions to Ask When Searching for an Immigration Attorney
Immigrants are the lifeblood of our nation, and to this day nearly 15% of the U.S. population is made up of immigrants. However, immigrating to the United States can be one of the more difficult things an individual can do. The length of the strenuous immigration process and the ever-changing immigration landscape in this country […]
Trump Administration Proposes to Reduce Immigration
President Trump backed a bill that would reduce legal immigration by restricting entry of foreign family members into the United States, according to an article by The New York Times. This change to existing family immigration laws applies to both American citizens petitioning for their family members to live in the U.S., and legal permanent […]
How to Prepare for the Spouse Visa Interview
Applying for a spouse visa for a foreign citizen involves countless steps and forms to navigate. There are different processes for different situations – this article deals with the situation where the foreign spouse resides outside of the United States, the US citizen resides in the United States, and the US citizen has filed Form […]
Was Your Spouse’s Visa Refused? Here’s What to Do Next
As the Trump Administration continues to roll out sweeping immigration reform tensions are high for families who are concerned about being split up due to lack of immigration status. For couples that are married and only one spouse is a United States citizen, it is common to believe that the spouse seeking an immigration visa will likely […]
Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer
Are you a business owner seeking to hire or retain a foreign born employee? Are you a United States citizen who wants to marry someone who lives outside of the United States? Are you seeking to become a United States citizen? These common situations involving immigration, and many others, often require the assistance of an […]
What is a “Sanctuary City” and Why Does it Matter?
“Sanctuary city” is an informal term used to describe cities or jurisdictions where local law enforcement does not cooperate with federal immigration authorities regarding the enforcement of civil immigration laws. The majority of the controversy with sanctuary cities centers around federal government Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) detainers requesting local law enforcement to hold individuals […]
Applying for a Visitor Visa to the U.S. – is it really difficult?
Anyone looking to visit the United States will typically need to acquire an entry visa to be allowed in the country. In 2014, nearly 75 million people from around the world visited the United States, most of whom did so on a short-term basis. The most common short-term visas are known as the “B” visitor […]
Can You Get Your Green Card Through a Family Member?
In the United States, obtaining a permanent resident card—also known as a green card—is vital for individuals who seek to legally reside in the country for an extended period. An individual with a permanent resident card can live and work inside the United States on a permanent basis. Securing permanent residency is also a critical […]
The New Trump Travel Ban
The White House’s updated travel ban is set to take effect on March 16, 2017. The ban comes as a revision to the previous executive order by President Trump. The initial travel ban sparked widespread controversy and was ultimately enjoined by the United States federal courts in early February. The main principle behind the travel […]