Category: Immigration

These articles are a broad overview of two-year conditional green card application process (form I-751). This article is provided as a public service and is not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at your own risk. The information provided in this article should never replace informed counsel when specific immigration-related guidance is needed.

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The Pros and Cons of a Two-Year Conditional Green Card

By Safiya Byars, Esq. Recently my firm has been inundated with calls from individuals who have filed their Application to Remove the Conditions on their two-year green card, (Form I-751), and now they are scheduled for an interview or Immigration has sent them a Request for Evidence or a...

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Immigration Updates

The month of March is filled with new immigration updates. This month I will provide a brief overview of the new immigration updates that may prove to be useful. While we have a number of immigration updates we are still hopeful that the United States Government will come to...

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USCIS Announces New Provisional Waiver Program

On January 2, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) announced the long awaited final rule on the provisional waiver program that will go into effect starting March 4, 2013. As such, now is the time to start preparing the provisional waiver so that it can be submitted on...

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Immigration Reform

Happy New Year Everyone. Welcome to 2013. Hopefully 2013 will be the year of immigration reform. For this month I think it would be beneficial to post some answers to some frequently asked questions. Below are the three questions for this month. Question 1: An eighteen year old has...

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OBAMA’S NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO ANNOUNCE NEW IMMIGRATION BENEFITS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that he signed an Executive Order that would provide relief for individuals who were brought to the United States as children. The Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, announced that...

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Permanent Residence “Green Card” (Frequently Asked Questions) Part II

This month, we will be discussing some common questions that we receive from prospective clients who have already filed their permanent residence “green card” application and their case is still pending. Question: My husband and I have already attended my “green card” interview. However, we just received another notice...

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New Year and New Immigration Amnesty for 2012?

[pullquote_left]Happy New Year to Everyone. With the start of 2012, everyone is concerned with the status of immigration laws. In 2011 we saw the enactment of some draconian and controversial immigration laws in Arizona, Georgia, and Alabama. We also saw increased activism for immigrants’ rights. However, despite the efforts...