Tag Archives: immigration petition

“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.

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 »