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San Bernardino Slayings: Did Tashfeen Malik Slip Through on a K1 Fiancee Visa?

San Bernardino Slayings: Did Tashfeen Malik Slip Through on a K1 Fiancee Visa?

Published on December 4, 2015 · Written by  · 1 comment
 · In category Immigration Blog

There has been much chatter about the need for tighter immigration security. Tashfeen Malik is the Pakistani woman who entered the U.S. on a K1 fiancee visa and was involved in San Bernardino massacre on December 2. Some advocates push to terminate the K1 visa program. K1 fiancee visa applicants are […] continue reading »

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Foreign Spouses and Minor Children of Green Card Holders Can Immigrate to the U.S. Quickly

Foreign Spouses and Minor Children of Green Card Holders Can Immigrate to the U.S. Quickly

Published on November 20, 2015 · Written by  · 2 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

It generally takes added time for a Green Card holder to immigrate a foreign spouse or minor child who is under the age of 21 years. The added time is intended by the U.S. Department of State to help slow down what is referred to as chain migration. Immediate relatives […] continue reading »

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October 2015 Visa Bulletin – Good News for Families

October 2015 Visa Bulletin – Good News for Families

Published on September 16, 2015 · Written by  · 10 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

The Visa Bulletin for October 2015 marks a shift in immigration policy, benefiting certain family members of U.S. citizens and green card holders. Now, there is a 2-chart system that benefits foreigners who are already in the U.S. and will be processing green cards stateside. The chart system is a […] continue reading »

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Kerry v. Din: What’s Left for the Family?

Kerry v. Din: What’s Left for the Family?

Published on June 18, 2015 · Written by  · 0 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

In Kerry v. Din, 576 U.S. (2015), the U.S. Supreme Court just decided that the U.S. consulate in Islamabad does not need to inform a U.S. citizen wife why her husband was denied an immigrant spouse visa to the U.S., other than to say that the grounds were based on […] continue reading »

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Are You Faced With an Adam Walsh Act Denial?

Are You Faced With an Adam Walsh Act Denial?

Published on February 16, 2015 · Written by  · 72 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

The Adam Walsh Act prevents a U.S. citizen or permanent resident green card holder from immigrating his foreign family members to the U.S. if petitioner has been convicted of a specified sexual offense against any minor child. This limitation also applies to fiancee petitions by U.S. citizens. Litigating The Adam […] continue reading »

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2016 Update to Income Requirements for Fiance & Marriage Visa and AOS Processing

2016 Update to Income Requirements for Fiance & Marriage Visa and AOS Processing

Published on January 30, 2015 · Written by  · 75 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

The Income Requirements and Poverty Guidelines have been updated for 2016. For in-depth information about the specific requirements for K1 Visa and Marriage Visa or Adjustment of Status Processing please refer to the following pages: 2016 Fiance Visa Income Requirements 2016 Marriage Visa and AOS Income Requirements or skip directly to […] continue reading »

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Mexico Birth Certificates Now Available in the U.S.

Mexico Birth Certificates Now Available in the U.S.

Published on January 20, 2015 · Written by  · 0 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

Mexican residents of the U.S. can now obtain certified Mexican birth certificates here in the U.S. rather than from Mexico. Beginning now, all Mexican Consulates in the U.S. are able to issue Mexican birth certificates. This change in policy helps DACA and DAPA applications under Obama’s Executive Action of November […] continue reading »

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Military MAVNI Program Reopens to Foreign Language Speakers

Military MAVNI Program Reopens to Foreign Language Speakers

Published on December 24, 2014 · Written by  · 0 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

The Military MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) program allows immigrants a rare chance to skip the green card process and go straight to U.S. citizenship. Foreigners include the following visa holders: F-1, J-1, H-1B, H-4, L-2 E-2, TPS, etc., as well as DACA beneficiaries. The Army plans […] continue reading »

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DACA Update 2014

DACA Update 2014

Published on December 5, 2014 · Written by  · 0 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

I updated DACA information and guidelines based on the Obama Executive Action of November 20, 2014. There are lots of good benefits for childhood arrivals and also family members. Check the information and also the video. These new DACA benefits have a lot to them, so you should seriously consider contacting […] continue reading »

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Obama Administration DAPA: Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders

Obama Administration DAPA: Deferred Action for Parents of U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders

Published on November 21, 2014 · Written by  · 6 comments
 · In category Immigration Blog

Announced November 20, 2014 — Major Obama Administration immigration changes for parents, DACA children, deportations, bar waivers, border security, and the military. This post focuses on parents. Immigration relief for parents of children who are either U.S. citizens or Green Card Holders. The foreigner must be the parent of a […] continue reading »

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