Immigration Reform: President Obama Considering An Executive Order Despite Congressional Backlash

As you may have heard in the news lately, President Obama is considering issuing an Executive Order on immigration in the coming week (it may be as early as next week!). From what we learned about American political system, we have three branches of Government: Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. Legislative branch, consisting of the U.S. […]

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 […]

Family-based F2A preference category is now current!

According to the August 2013 Visa Bulletin, the family-based F2A preference category (Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents) is now current for every country worldwide! This is tremendous news, since historically, this category has been subject to priority dates at least a few years back. If you are, or someone you know is, a spouse […]

Implementation of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act

Following last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, issued this statement on Monday, July 1, 2013: “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama […]