A Quick Guide to Replacing a Green Card

The Green Card is the official document which signifies an immigrant’s permanent resident status in the U.S. Immigrants who have obtained Green Cards know about the level of importance of this document. With a Green Card, a person can live permanently and work freely throughout the country. Green Card holders are also able to travel abroad and then return to the U.S. at will. Needless to say, losing a green card, Read More

The Multiple Paths to Obtain Permanent Residency in the U.S

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream for many people. Although the U.S. has its share of problems, America is still seen by many around the globe as a place of relative prosperity and opportunity. For those who wish to become U.S. citizens, becoming a lawful permanent resident is the first box which needs to be checked off. People enter the U.S. under many different circumstances; this is why the U.S. allows newcomers Read More

Essentials of U Nonimmigrant Visas

One of the most powerful tools a person can use to adjust their residency status in the U.S. is the so-called “U visa.” The U visa – which is short for “U nonimmigrant visa” – enables eligible persons to eventually convert their status to a permanent resident (i.e. Green Card). However, U visas have an unusual set of requirements. In this post, we will go over the various legal requirements which must be met in order Read More

Why FOIA Requests Can Be Powerful Tools

When people think of the “Freedom of Information Act,” or FOIA, different things can come to mind. For some, they associate FOIA with attempts to unlock various alleged government conspiracies; others think of FOIA as a way to keep tabs on the behavior of government officials. For those in the field of immigration law, however, FOIA requests can be very powerful tools. FOIA requests can allow immigration attorneys to Read More

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing for Your Green Card

As many Green Card applicants are aware, filling out the application for a Green Card with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) can be a challenging, tedious process. The Green Card application itself – Form I-485 – is a fairly large document which requires applicants to provide a lot of information about themselves and the details of their current situation (i.e. marital status, Read More

5 Tips for a Winning Hardship Waiver

Hiring a legal expert to assist with a hardship waiver is among the wisest investments you can make. This is because these waivers can have such a massive impact on you and the future of your family. A hardship waiver literally has the power to transform your family’s future, and consequently these documents should not be approached lightly. What’s more, an expert can give you the type of critical information you Read More


Exciting updates are here! We have some amazing new legislation that is in the process of being passed. This is to allow students who either went to two years of high school or home school in the United States or they graduated from something of that equivalent to be able to apply for and receive in state tuition so you don't have to pay the out of state tuition and also be able to have access to financial aid. Now Read More

Can My Spouse’s Children Petition for Me?

Do you have a spouse who has kids who are citizens? If you're married to someone, and they have kids who are over the age of 21, and they are a citizen, I want to tell you that that person might be able to petition for you. Or they might be the basis for you for being able to get you your green card. Now, Here's the rule. Here's the trick. Here's the important piece: you have to have married your spouse, the mother Read More

Removing the Conditions on a Green Card if You Are Married, Divorced or if Your Spouse Passed Away

                  What happens if you have been married to a US Citizen and have conditional residency? Or what happens when you divorced your US Citizen spouse? Just so you can get an understanding of what the system is, the reason you have to remove the conditions on your lawful permanent residency is because when you petition you have been married for less than 2 years. So if husband and wife are married for less Read More

What Is the Detention Center Like for Immigrants?

                It´s a difficult position the detainee is placed in and it goes the same way for the family of the detainee. One of our goals in life is to get as many people out of the detention centers as possible. So today we are going to go over some questions about detention centers.   What are the detention centers like for immigrants? The detention centers are a lot like prison. The floors are all concrete and Read More