USCIS Filing Fees are Increasing on December 23, 2016

USCIS filing fees are increasing! New fees go into effect 60 days after the publication of this final rule on 10.24.2016 (which is December 23, 2016), If you are eligible to file a case, you should consider filing before the fees increase! Some notable increases in fees: I-130 petition – $535 (currently $420) I-485 application […]

Challenges to DACA and DAPA Programs

On January 15, 2015, a federal district court in Texas will hear oral argument in Texas, et al. v. United States, the 25-state lawsuit challenging the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama last year on November 20, 2014. The lawsuit alleges that states will be burdened by the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood […]

Ruchi Thaker Named as one of Top New York Women Attorneys

I am extremely pleased to announce that I have been selected as one of top women attorneys in New York by Super Lawyers Magazine!  In the field of immigration law, only 23 women attorneys in New York Metro area were named! It’s quite an honor to be named alongside such an amazing group of colleagues! […]

Citizenship approved with a fraud conviction

Recently, I attended a citizenship interview with a green card holder client who had a criminal conviction (computer fraud) from 1997. His conviction did not make him deportable or inadmissible under the immigration laws. I tried to explain this to the Department of Homeland Security when they stopped him at the airport in 2013, took […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath

I pray that you and your loved ones are safe if you were in any way impacted by Hurricane Sandy. My office, which is located in downtown New York City, remains closed until power is restored in downtown New York City.  Currently, there is no power below 34th Street in New York City.  It is […]

Happy Holidays!

As 2011 comes to a close, we wish all of our readers a very happy holiday season! To our former and current clients, thank you for your partnership in our success.  We truly love working with every one of our clients and they are our greatest reward.  Our success is possibly because of our clients. […]

October 2011 Visa Bulletin

The State Department has issued its October 2011 Visa Bulletin.  Check to see whether your priority date is current for any petition your relative or employer may have filed for you, or if it has retrogressed. It is always advisable to check the priority date(s) before filing an application for permanent residency to ensure that […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish all of our readers and their families a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!  As we give thanks today, we are thankful to all those who have made our continued success possible, including our current and former clients, colleagues, and service providers.  We thank each and every person who has supported us as […]