Bona Fide Marriage Waiver

Conditional residence is given to an applicant that is applying for permanent residence through a spouse, and the marriage is less than two years old.  A conditional resident has all the benefits of a permanent resident, except that the conditional resident will receive a green card valid for two years, not ten.  Before the conditional […]

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TPS a Pathway To Green Card

March 31, 2017, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Ramirez v. Brown, came down with a decision that will help many people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), pave a pathway to citizenship.  Essentially, the Court reasoned that being granted TPS satisfies the notion of being “admitted” for the purposes of adjustment of status.  Remember, […]

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Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed several executive orders on immigration that has given rise to much controversy throughout the country.  It seems that media outlets and social media have much to say about Trump’s actions, on all sides of the argument.   Some of the topics that Trump has covered include building a wall […]

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Parole Into the U.S. For Entrepreneurs!

On January 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security  (DHS) published a final rule that will help certain founders of start-up companies, to enter the U.S. and grow their companies.  This rule will be implemented July 17, 2017, and was made with the hopes to improve our economy through increasing capital spending, creating jobs, and […]

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2016, Year in Review

2016 has been a normal, tumultuous year in immigration law – with certain new developments benefiting potential immigrants, and some that did not.  More recently, the election of a new president has caused much emotional unrest within the immigration community.  Many are filled with more anxiety and confusion than they have ever felt before.  Although […]

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Is Immigration Law Being “Trumped?”

Now that Donald Trump has been elected to become our next president, many of us in the immigration world, are waiting with bated breath as to how, or if, he will change our immigration laws or policies as he claimed he would during his presidential campaign.  Trump claimed that he would deport millions of aliens […]

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