Posted on May 25, 2016
So, you filed for asylum and now want to know that the next steps are and what to expect. After filing your case, you should receive a receipt notice followed by an appointment for biometrics (fingerprints, etc.). After that, it is just a matter of waiting for your turn to be called in for an interview. If you live within New York
Posted on April 19, 2016
What is the best way to find a lawyer/attorney to represent you with your immigration case??? Great question . . . . The answer is usually not as easy as it may seem, as it may be somewhat time consuming. The selection of a lawyer can often make the difference with how your case turns out. I often ask myself a similar
Posted on March 21, 2016
Although you may have resolved a criminal matter many years ago, this does not mean that it will not come back to bite you down the road when it comes to immigration enforcement (unless you are a U.S. citizen of course). I have clients that have criminal convictions from decades ago that come to learn that immigration is only now enforcing such
Posted on March 10, 2016
So, you married your sweetheart but the marriage did not work out. What can you do? Can you still get your green card? The answer is . . . it depends. If your spouse has been abusive toward you, you can continue the process on your own and without your spouse being involved in the process. This abuse can take many forms,
Posted on February 26, 2016
Congrads!!!!!! You have decided to enter the wonderful world of marriage where all that matters is love. Really? That may not be the case if your marriage also involves filing for permanent residency (green card) based on your marriage to a U.S. Citizen. You may even find it surprising or perhaps troubling that immigration (USCIS) looks at your marriage with a certain
Posted on February 16, 2016
Potential clients often call my office to find out about how one can stay in the U.S. My answer is usually the same. I tell them that generally speaking (although not exhaustive), the paths to permanent residency (green card) are based on some family relationship and/or employment based relationship. Unfortunately, even within these broad categories there are same prerequisites that are necessary.
Posted on February 11, 2016
So, you have been issued a Notice to Appear and are now being summoned to appear in Immigration Court at 26 Federal Plaza, New York City. What do you do? Let's first start with what not to do? Do not ignore it and do not panic. Many people call our office and inquire as to whether they will be deported that day.