Navigating the Immigration Consular Process: A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction and Understanding the Consular Process Immigrating to the United States can be an exciting and life-changing experience. However, the immigration consular process can often be complex and overwhelming. Whether you are seeking to reunite with family, pursue educational opportunities, or embark on a new career abroad, understanding the consular process is crucial. In this […]

INA 212(c) waiver granted by an Immigration Judge

Last week, an Immigration Judge in New York granted my client a waiver for his criminal conviction!  The waiver granted was under former INA section 212(c) while my client was in removal proceedings. What is an INA section 212(c) waiver? 212(c) is an old form of relief that very few people qualify for nowadays. It […]

Marriage-Based Green Card: Everything You Need to Know

If you are a married to a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR), you may be eligible for a family-based green card. A green card allows you to live and work permanently in the United States, and eventually, to become a United States citizen. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to […]

VAWA Green Card Approved!

What is VAWA? Under the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) certain foreign nationals who are victims of abuse by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, parent, or child can self-petition for a green card without their abuser ever knowing about it. This is known as a VAWA self-petition. VAWA cases are not easy […]

How do I waive inadmissibility and get a green card?

Inadmissibility and immigration waiver issues are very complicated. If you are inadmissible to the United States, then you may need a waiver to waive the inadmissibility ground to become a green card holder. The most common waiver is the I-601 waiver. The I-601 waiver is a process that allows certain people who are inadmissible to […]

Can I become a U.S. citizen if I have criminal history?

It depends! Yes, you can apply for citizenship with a criminal history. However, it is important to note that having a criminal record may make it more difficult to obtain citizenship. In some cases, you may be permanently ineligible to apply for citizenship due to a criminal conviction. If your criminal history also makes you […]

Greencard through consular processing and I-601 waiver

This green card has an amazing story! Same-sex couple. The foreign national spouse was ineligible to adjust her status in the United States (even though she was married to a United States citizen) because of her inability to prove lawful entry with inspection when she was younger. After having lived in the United States for […]