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Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action Plan

Deferred Action Plan To follow up on our earlier post regarding the immigration program known as the Deferred Action Plan, we are providing a link to a NY Times article from today by Steven Yaccino below.  The article provides a quick look at the sheer numbers of immigrants who have already come forward to take […]


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A Great Day for Young Immigrants

Deferred Action Plan Today is the day that the Deferred Action Plan takes effect.  The Deferred Action Plan provides young immigrant students with a method of applying for legal status in the United States.  The plan has been much talked about in the news lately as the anticipation of the plan’s arrival grew.  Now it […]


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Skill Level for Immigration has effect on Wait Time

Highly Skilled Immigrants (Information for the following article was obtained from NY Times, November 30, 2011, Highly Skilled Immigrants May Wait Less for Visas, by Julia Preston) The House of Representatives last week passed a bill that will make it easier for highly skilled immigrants from India and China to become legal permanent residents.  The […]


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Investor Visa Options

Investor Visa Options under EB-5 The EB-5 visa is a federal program aimed at immigrant investors.  Created by the Immigration Act of 1990, the visa provides immigrants the opportunity to obtain a green card for foreign nationals who invest money in the United States.  Individuals who can invest $1,000,000 or at least $500,000 in a […]


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H-1B, H-2B and Other Business Visas

Business Visas The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes that there is a shortage of American workers available to fill specialty occupations at businesses and professional organizations in the United States and therefore allows certain business visas. Approximately 65,000 H-1B Specialty Occupation visas are available through the USCIS each year. Typically, the visas are […]


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Visas for Spouses

Visas for Spouses American citizens have two means of bringing their foreign husbands or wives to the United States to live.  You may “sponsor” your spouse’s immigrant visa for entry to the United States. If you follow this process, your foreign spouse will complete the visa process completely outside the U.S., and then arrive in […]


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Immigration Options for Battered Spouses

Immigration Options for Battered Spouses Generally, U.S. citizens (USC) and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) file an immigrant visa petition with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of a spouse or child, so that these family members may emigrate to or remain in the United States. The Petition for Alien Relative is […]


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The U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services may waive filing fees

USCIS Waiver of Filing Fees In addition to the timelines and stress of dealing with the government, many people find that the costliness of filing fees involved with visas and petitions prohibit them from proceeding with their Immigration issues.  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is funded largely by application and petition fees, however […]


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I-485 Adjustment of Status

I-485 Adjustment of Status Recently, we have been receiving questions concerning the adjustment of status requirement for obtaining a Green Card.  When applying for a Green Card, you must first adjust your status from that of non-immigrant to permanent resident of the United States by filing an I-485 Application.  Where one files is determined by […]


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