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4 Tips to Avoid Red Flags when Applying to a Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident

4 Tips to Avoid Red Flags when Applying to a Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident

Sometimes it’s hard to leave the place you have come to love. So many people come to Los Angeles and find it’s easy to overstay their visa. There doesn’t seem to be many consequences…. until they try to get a visa or green card. Then, reality hits. Once...
L1- Visa VS E-2 Visas

L1- Visa VS E-2 Visas

L-1 and E-2 visas are two of the most common and utilized options for foreign nationals to set up new businesses in the U.S.  Both of them are temporary nonimmigrant work visas that allow the visa holders to live and work in the U.S. Our office has helped many...
3 Tips You Must Know Before Your Interview With an Immigration Officer (USCIS)

3 Tips You Must Know Before Your Interview With an Immigration Officer (USCIS)

USCIS conducts most interviews of immigrants seeking to change their immigration status. Our office has done hundreds of these interviews.Here are our top 3 tips to passing your interview TIP #1- Know everything you– or your attorney– has submitted. Your...
Options for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Options for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

LGBTQ persons afraid to return to their country because it would be dangerous to be open about LGBTQ identity or because of past trauma, may have a strong claim for asylum in the United States.   A person is eligible for asylum if they can prove that they...
Writ of Mandamus for USCIS Delays

Writ of Mandamus for USCIS Delays

“I filed my visa application with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a year ago, but despite repeated inquiries, I haven’t received a decision!  What do I do?” Whenever we are asked this question at the Immigration Law Office of...
U Nonimmigrant Status for Indirect Victims and Bystanders

U Nonimmigrant Status for Indirect Victims and Bystanders

Many immigrants have heard about the path to a green card through a u nonimmigrant status.  A u nonimmigrant status is available to victims of certain qualifying crimes, who suffered mental and physical harm due to this crime, and who were helpful in assisting...