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 […]
What happens if I get separated or divorced from my spouse before my conditional green card expires?
What is a conditional green card? When you get a green card that is valid for only two years from the date it was issued, it means it is a conditional green card. Conditional green cards are given to those who obtained the green card through marriage that was less than two years at the […]
Adjustment of Status under INA 245(i) Approved without an Interview!
Thrilled to start the new year off by giving news to my clients of this adjustment approval! This was a 245(i) adjustment of status case (old law under which family or worker petitions had to be filed prior to April 30, 2001 in order for an individual to be “grandfathered” or protected under INA section […]
Joint Motion to Reopen Agreed to by ICE for an Old Removal Order
What is a Joint Motion to Reopen? Joint motion to reopen if a form of prosecutorial discretion exercised by a lawyer from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Chief Counsel. These are the lawyers who represent the US government in immigration courts. A joint motion to reopen is a motion agreed to by both […]
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 […]