I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility in Immigration Law

  What is an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility? 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 […]

Naturalization with criminal history

  Can I apply for citizenship with 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 […]

Divorce and the I-751 petition process

What is an I-751 petition in immigration law? The I-751 petition process refers to the process by which married spouses must file a request to lift the conditional status of the foreign national spouse, when that spouse received his of her family-based green card based on the couple’s marriage when the marriage was less than […]

I-601 Criminal History Waiver Granted at Consulate!

Very happy to receive an extreme hardship waiver approval notice for a deserving client! This was a hard fought case that took over a year and a half of fighting with US CIS with multiple notices for more evidence! My client had two old criminal convictions for theft offenses and the client previously abandoned lawful […]

Trump Administration Rescinds DACA Protection

On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is decided to rescind the Obama-era DACA policy, which protected approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. In rescinding the DACA program, Trump kicked the ball to the U.S. Congress, giving it 6 months to act on […]

I-212 Waiver Approved!

So thrilled to get this I-212 waiver approval in the mail today! These cases are not easy to win. Such waivers require showing extreme emotional and financial hardship to the US citizen relative/petitioner. Working very closely with my client, we put together a detailed documents package to show emotional and financial hardships, and requested an […]

New Form I-485 Asks Many New Questions – Be Prepared!

As of June 26, 2017, USCIS has issued a revised Form I-485 (commonly known as the application for adjustment of status or “green card” application. It is now 18-pages long (increase from 6 pages). It formally goes into effect Aug. 25, 2017. It now asks plenty of new questions about the applicant, including: (1) whether […]