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201604050959236983By Attorneys Rafael Torres, III & Nancy E. Miller

As the world continues to suffer from tumultuous conflicts and wars, there are people in many countries who are victims of persecution and might desire to seek safety outside their home country. The United States accepts applications for asylum or refugee status from those people fleeing their home country due to their fear of persecution based on specific protected grounds. The process of applying for, and receiving, asylum or refugee status is complicated and constantly evolving. Thus, any person potentially interested in seeking asylum or refugee status should consult a knowledgeable and experienced immigration attorney to navigate this path to relief. Read the rest of this entry »

201603291210387231By Attorneys Gregory J. Boult & Nancy E. Miller

Securing an immigrant visa to the United States can be a long and stressful process.  After waiting months or even years, an applicant concludes the process with a brief and concise interview with a consular officer.  In the best case scenario, the immigrant visa is approved at the time of the interview.  However, not all immigrant visa interviews proceed without issue; and for some, the interview can result in the denial of their application.  A denial is followed by confusion as the applicant and family members struggle to understand why the visa was denied and what action, if any, can be taken to remedy the situation. Read the rest of this entry »

201603221310072789By Attorneys Ben Loveman & Nancy E. Miller

USCIS recently announced that it expects the expanded provisional waiver program to be open for business within the first part of 2016.  Seeing as March is already upon us, it would seem the provisional waiver expansion could be here any day now.  Before the expanded waiver program could go into effect, USCIS was required to publish proposed new regulations and allow time for public comment. At last announcement, USCIS was completing review of public comments and anticipated publishing the final rule shortly. Read the rest of this entry »

201603151154427510By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

Countless people want to live in the United States.  It is, therefore, not surprising that people sometimes misrepresent facts in order to accomplish that goal.  These lies are told for an obvious reason – telling the truth would not get them an immigration benefit.  However, an immigration benefit obtained through a lie renders the alien removable.  If (or when) the Department of Homeland Security discovers the truth, they will take steps to deport the person to his native country. Read the rest of this entry »

201603081618424782By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly and Nancy E. Miller

The ability to apply for permanent resident status (green card) in the U.S. rather than at the Embassy in your native country is frequently more than a simple convenience.  Rather, being forced to depart the U.S. and apply abroad can have life-altering consequences.  By leaving the U.S. an applicant may be making themselves ineligible for the very thing they are leaving the U.S. to apply for – a green card.  And no, it does not matter that they only reason you left the U.S. was because you were told that you were ineligible be granted your green card from within the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

201603011448598896By Attorneys Devin M. Connolly & Nancy E. Miller

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) will being accepting H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2017 on April 1, 2016. It is vitally important to file the petition exactly on April 1st.  If not, as discussed below, you risk the H-1B cap being met before you even submit your petition.  A well-prepared, approvable petition takes time to prepare. Therefore, now is the time to begin preparing your H-1B petition. Read the rest of this entry »

201602231513494228By Attorneys Rafael Torres, III & Nancy E. Miller

Election season is upon us! There are estimates that over 8 million people here in the United States are eligible to embark upon the naturalization process to become citizens and, if they submit their applications in the very near future, may be able to participate in the upcoming election in November of this year. This year, citizens of the United States will have the opportunity to select the next President – the person who will lead us for the next 4 years. Read the rest of this entry »