Category Archives: Immigration Law

“Wait, I’m an Alien Smuggler?”

By | May 1, 2016

Several years ago, Juan came to my office. His mother, Marta, entered the United States in July of 2000 after she fled Mexico with Juan and his younger sister, Lidia. Marta endured over a decade of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in Mexico at the hands of her former domestic partner, Ramon, whom she met when she was… Read More »

Even a Hired Gardener Can Obtain a U.S. Green Card

By | January 13, 2016

A U.S. employer offering sponsorship to an immigrant worker stands a slim chance of successfully completing each required step. However, if the gardener has accumulated unlawful presence or overstayed his time by so many days, it can raise a major red flag and may guarantee an instant denial and an executive order of deportation.

The Flow of Immigration

By | November 2, 2015

Whether it’s the call of opportunity in a new location or the desire to escape the political problems within a country, migrating from your homeland is certainly not a new idea. Every day, many people consider the benefits of moving somewhere else. Immigration is not just a highly charged topic discussed by world leaders, but it’s also a… Read More »

The Most Common Obstacles to Attaining US Citizenship

By | February 3, 2012

Attaining U.S. citizenship isn’t as easy as it once was. In the golden age of immigration, becoming a United States citizen was often as simple as submitting to a physical examination and signing a form. Those simple days are well behind us, however, and we’re left with what is perhaps a more difficult journey to legal citizenship in… Read More »

A New Profitable EU Immigration Policy

By | December 2, 2011

Given the new globalisation effects in modern societies and the consequences of the financial crisis, EU adopted a new approach towards immigration policy. This European policy intends to establish bilateral and multilateral agreements with EU neighbours and other countries presenting immigration flows towards the EU, in order to benefit the human capital from the countries concerned.

These Three Keys Can Help You Get United States Citizenship

By | October 4, 2011

Let’s face the facts: immigrating to the United States and winning full citizenship isn’t easy. Even if the process is smooth, you’ll still have to wait at least a few years before you can take your Oath of Allegiance and apply for a passport. So why does anyone bother? Because if you handle your immigration to the United… Read More »

How to Become a Permanent Legal Resident of the United States

By | August 25, 2011

For many people, the prospect of U.S. citizenship is a far-off goal, something they’ll work towards in the long-term but something they ultimately cannot achieve overnight. This can be discouraging for people who want to live and work in the United States right away. But luckily there’s another option that allows foreign citizens to live and work in… Read More »

Is the United States an Easy Country to Immigrate To?

By | August 12, 2011

In the early 1900s, immigrants to the United States would often be greeted on their way toward Ellis Island by the towering Statue of Liberty: a sign of both the freedom of opportunity that awaited them in the United States. Back then, immigration was a simpler process. People poured in by the millions, helping to shape the “melting… Read More »

Filing the I-751 Petition When Separated

By | September 21, 2010

When a foreigner marries a U.S. citizen and is granted an I-551 Permanent Resident green card, often the card is only good for two years.  Why?  Because they were married less than two years when the card was issued and the U.S. government wants to monitor their case to see if the marriage lasts. When a two year card is issued, it is called… Read More »

International Recruitment – Managing H-1B and OPT Workforce

By | February 19, 2009

International Recruitment – Managing H-1B and OPT Workforce As most HR professionals who hire internationally know, the H-1B visa category is one of the most useful nonimmigrant options for individuals who will be employed temporarily in the US. HR professionals are also aware of the annual cap placed on the H-1B visa, and how this cap can close… Read More »