Promoting Naturalization

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security released a strategy to promote naturalization, or the process of becoming a citizen. The government recognized the important and privilege of becoming a U.S. citizen and that with more citizens, we can strengthen our nation. The strategy is to promote it through education and awareness, by partnering with different […]

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Immigration and Pride Month

June is Pride Month, which is a month used to celebrate and pay tribute to those were involved in the Stonewall Riots in 1969 in New York. A riot ensued after police raided a LGBTQ club and broke it apart. Over the years, it has been recognized formally by our presidents, and many celebrate with […]

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Relief for Surviving Relatives

The time to wait for a visa can sometimes be painfully long. Each visa category has a different waiting period, and depending on which country the beneficiary is from, the wait can be even longer. Of course, immediate relatives have no wait, but for everyone else, there can be. Immediate relatives are limited to parents, […]

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A New Era For Immigration

It’s only been about a week since President Biden was sworn into office, but he has already accomplished a lot, and has promised more. He has already ended discriminatory visa bans, including the Muslim ban and stopped the building of a border wall. He has also issued a memorandum that preserves and fortifies DACA. The […]

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2020 Year in Review

It seems like yesterday I reflected upon 2019 and what it meant for our immigration system with a bit of hopelessness. One full year later, I can only say that 2020 has been chock full of ups and downs. It goes without saying that all our lives have been affected in one way or another, […]

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Green Cards for Battered Family

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a powerful tool for battered spouses, children, or parents of certain U.S. citizens (USCs) and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) to obtain their permanent residency without leaving the U.S. Do not be fooled by the name of the law! Males acting as a father, son, or husband, also qualify […]

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