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How can a widow immigrate after the US citizen spouse dies? Does it matter if the deceased spouse had previously filed an I-130 petition? What about derivative children? What if the surviving beneficiary is in one of the preference categories? Can they apply for a waiver of the unlawful presence bar if they have to consular process?
Was your client really “deported” five times at the border? Has your client ever been in removal proceedings? How do you determine what actually occurred at the border and what are the immigration consequences Was there a removal order at all? Was it expedited removal or voluntary departure?
Have clients ever asked you about employment-based options and you wished you knew more about this specialized area of immigration law? Have you ever wondered what exactly PERM is or how the H-1B cap works? Have you wanted to be able to advise an international student about transitioning into the U.S. workforce after graduation?
Will a false statement to a government official or on an immigration application always have a negative immigration consequence? What if a client misrepresented his immigration status to get a job or on an application for a loan? What if a client claimed to be a U.S. citizen when registering to vote? Will a false statement made by a child or by...
Almost all family-based and some employment-based petitioners must file the Form I-864 Affidavit of Support to show the intending immigrant is not likely to become a public charge.
President Obama recently moved to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba by lifting trade restrictions and softening the travel ban. How will these efforts affect Cubans currently in...
Have you considered how the President’s recent executive actions on immigration may create new opportunities to adjust status and overcome inadmissibility? For example:
Do you ever encounter common tax questions you wish you could answer? For example, how do tax issues play a role in establishing good moral character for naturalization applicants? What is the significance of a married client’s filing as “married filing separately,” or as “head of household?” Whom can the client claim as dependents on a tax...
The Supreme Court will soon decide a key aspect of the Child Status Protection Act: whether aged-out derivative children will be able to retain the priority date when a new petition is filed in their behalf.
How can a family member still immigrate after the petitioner has died? How can a derivative immigrate after the principal beneficiary has died? How can a widow self-petition after the death of her U.S. citizen spouse?