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Fiancee Visa > What are the Legal Requirements for a K-1 Fiancé Visa? As a Miami immigration lawyer, I help many of my clients to obtain their K-1 fiancé visas. Below are some frequently asked questions about the K-1 Fiance visa. What is the main purpose of the K-1 fiance visa? The K-1 fiance visa will get you into the United States to get married.
Form I-130 > Applying for a Marriage-Based Green Card When Your Spouse is a Permanent Resident As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have spoken with some individuals who are applying for a green card (lawful permanent residence) based on marriage to a permanent resident (green card holder). Sometimes, these applicants want to know if they can avoid the Visa Preference Syst ...
immigration law > Basics about the C-1 and D Visa As a port city and a destination for international tourists, Miami has a robust shipping and cruise industry that employs many crewmembers. As a Miami immigration lawyer, I often receive questions about the crewmember visa (i.e. the C-1 visa/ D visa). Below are some frequently asked questions about the C-1 Visa and the D Visa.
Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Immigrant Children Seeking Dependency Status As a Miami immigration lawyer, I was relieved when I read that the Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that juvenile courts cannot reject immigrant children’s petitions for dependency without giving them a chance to present evidence. Below are some frequently asked questions.
Trump to Sign Executive Order on H1-B Visa As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest that President Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week targeting the H1-B visa, which has been blamed for technology companies to recruiting low-wage workers from foreign countries and undercutting Americans looking for jobs. Below are some frequently asked questions.
The Changing Landscape of Immigration Enforcement As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with alarm the remarks made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who just concluded a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border, didn’t mince words Tuesday when addressing border patrol agents in Nogales, Arizona. Below are some frequently asked questions.
As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have had the pleasure of representing many Haitian nationals, who have since become the bedrock of Miami’s vibrant Haitian-American community. One of the most important ways in which the United States has provided relief for Haitian immigrants is through TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Below are some frequently asked questions.
Eligibility for Adjustment Under TPS (Temporary Protected Status) As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many non-citizens with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who initially entered the United States without inspection, and over the many years they are present in the United States with TPS, some of them become immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.
Moving Abroad after Obtaining Your U.S. Citizenship As a Miami immigration lawyer, I often receive questions about whether one can move abroad after obtaining his/her U.S. Citizenship. I cover this topic below. I have just obtained my U.S. citizen via the naturalization process. I want to live in another country. Can I do so without losing my U.S.
USCIS Will Accept H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2018 Beginning April 3 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2018 cap on April 3, 2017. All cap-subject H-1B petitions filed before April 3, 2017, for the FY 2018 cap will be rejected.
50 extra immigration judges deployed to detention centers to help tackle backlog As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest that the US Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention centers to clear a backlog of more than half a million cases. Below are some frequently asked questions.
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Extended for TPS El Salvador Beneficiaries As a Miami immigration lawyer, I noted with interest that USCIS is automatically extending the validity of certain EADs issued under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador for an additional 6 months.
Trump’s New Executive Order As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest the announcement that President Trump signed a new executive order in regard to the Muslim and refugee ban. Below are some frequently asked questions. What is the new executive order about? Today President Trump took a second swing at his most controversial immigration policy: a temporary ban ...
This Week: New Refugee and Immigration Executive Order Expected A senior administration official has indicated that President Donald Trump’s new refugee and immigration executive order is expected to be unveiled this week. Below are some frequently asked questions. Didn’t President Trump already sign executive orders targeting refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-maj ...
Don’t Wait, Apply for Your Citizenship As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been encouraging my clients who are green card holders (lawful permanent resident) to apply for citizenship as soon as they possibly can. Below are some frequently asked questions. I am a green card holder. Why can’t I wait to apply for citizenship? A green card holder does not enjoy the same leg ...
Know Your Rights as an Immigrant As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have been watching with increased alarm as reports of widespread immigration raids continue to filter in. If you are an undocumented immigrant, a visa holder, or a green card holder, I would recommend that you keep the following in mind: If you have a visa holder, or a lawful permanent resident from one of t ...
Deportation Under the Trump Administration As a Miami immigration lawyer, I am watching with trepidation as this administration launches assault after assault on our immigrant communities. Across the United States, real-life reports are trickling in about the expanded efforts on removing undocumented immigrants under the Trump administration.
Bill Introduced to Slash Legal Immigration As a Miami immigration lawyer, I read with interest that today, two Republican senators proposed steps to slash the number of legal immigrants admitted into the United States by half. Below are some frequently asked questions. Who introduced this bill to slash legal immigration, and what is the purpose of the bill? Senators Tom C ...
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