Tag 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 »

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 »