H-4 REGULATION ALLOWS EMPLOYMENT

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued rules allowing employment authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B non-immigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.  This long-awaited ruling is to go into effect on May 26, 2015.  The amended regulation is critically important because previously H-4 dependent spouses were disallowed the opportunity to work in the United States.  Eligible individuals include certain H-... read more.

  • May 07, 2015
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYER

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Choosing the right immigration lawyer is critical to the outcome of your case.  It is important to make sure that the immigration attorney you select has the right background, training, credentials, associations, and track record.  To help ensure that you select the best immigration attorney, there are certain criteria that you should utilize during your selection process.  In particular, there are six measures which should be positively satisfied before making your decision.The first criteri... read more.

  • May 06, 2015
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WHEN TO HIRE AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

You will definitely want to consult with an attorney who practices immigration law in the following circumstances: 1) if you have had an immigration application refused or denied; 2) if you are uncertain about your eligibility for a green card or other immigration benefit; 3) if you are requesting any sort of discretionary relief, such as political asylum or a waiver, which involves persuading the immigration authorities to make an exception or offer you benefits that it might not ordinarily offer another a... read more.

  • May 04, 2015
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Why Hire an Immigration Attorney?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

Navigating the complex framework of immigration laws and regulations can be challenging, stressful and even risky, particularly when deportation or separation from your loved one/s is a real possibility. Therefore, it’s not a big surprise that many people choose to hire an immigration lawyer to help them move countries.  Do you need an immigration lawyer?The U.S. immigration system is extremely complex, ever-changing, and administered by multiple governmental agencies. While these agencies attemp... read more.

  • May 01, 2015
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COMMON QUESTIONS ON THE NATURALIZATION TEST

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

In the U.S. citizenship application process, after you have filed your naturalization application package, if you meet all of the eligibility requirements, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will schedule you for an interview.  During the interview, the examiner will test your English reading and writing skills by giving you a simple dictation test in which you must read a sentence in English and write a sentence in English that the officer says aloud.  You will also have to sig... read more.

  • April 28, 2015
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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF U.S. VISAS?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

There are essentially two main categories of U.S. visas: non-immigrant visas and immigrant visas.   Non-immigrant visas are for temporary visits, such as for tourism, business/work, or educational purposes. Immigrant visas are for people intending to actually immigrate to the United States. What are the most common non-immigrant visas? The most common non-immigrant visas are the following:B-1 (Business Visitor)B-2 (Pleasure Visitor/ Tourist Visa)F Visa (Student V... read more.

  • April 27, 2015
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GETTING A GREEN CARD?

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A Green card is a commonly used name for a Permanent Resident Card, formerly called an Alien Registration Card. The green card serves as proof that its holder, a lawful permanent resident (LPR), has been officially granted immigration benefits.When can Green Card holders apply for U.S. Citizenship?A lawful permanent resident can then apply for U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization after 5 years of residency. This period is shortened to 3 years if the individual is married to a U.S. citizen. It is eve... read more.

  • April 22, 2015
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FAKE MARRIAGE LICENSE ALONE NOT A BAR TO VISA

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

A federal immigration appeals office determined last Thursday that immigrants seeking visas who file false documents relating to fake or nonexistent marriages cannot be denied by that factor alone.  This marks a significant policy shift at the Administrative Appeals Office of USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), that many have called precedential.  In particular, it ruled that if an immigrant is able to successfully prove that he or she did not enter or attempt or conspire to enter i... read more.

  • April 20, 2015
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IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WITHOUT LAWYERS MORE LIKELY TO BE DEPORTED

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

According to an analysis of federal data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), which represents a forum for comprehensive, independent, and non-partisan tracking of information relating to immigration court cases, children without lawyers are more likely to be expelled from the country than children with legal representation.  Strikingly, the clearinghouse found that children with attorney representation were six times more likely to be able to stay in the Un... read more.

  • April 15, 2015
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U.S. ARMY EXPANDS IMMIGRANT RECRUIT PROGRAM

By Edward Shulman, Posted in Immigration Law

The U.S. Army has expanded a program that encourages immigrants with certain language and medical skills to enlist by offering them a fast track to United States Citizenship. The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, known as MANVI, will double to 3,000 enlistments in the fiscal year ending September 30, and to 5,000 in fiscal 2016. The program is currently capped at 1,500 immigrants, according to Fox News Latino and the Wall Street Journal.  Typically, participants are sworn in as citize... read more.

  • April 14, 2015
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