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Public Charge Inadmissibility Rule

Public Charge Inadmissibility Rule

This Monday morning the Supreme Court allowed the enforcement of the “Public Charge” rule. According to USCIS, “public charge” means an individual who is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either the...
Important Updates Regarding Good Moral Character (GMC) Requirements for U.S. Naturalization

Important Updates Regarding Good Moral Character (GMC) Requirements for U.S. Naturalization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expanded its policy guidanceregarding unlawful acts that may prevent an applicant from meeting the Good MoralCharacter (GMC) requirement for naturalization.  The commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for,...
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...
The Crisis in Venezuela and Asylum

The Crisis in Venezuela and Asylum

Due to the current humanitarian and political crisis in Venezuela, many Venezuelans are living in fear and fleeing to escape danger.   At least 3 million refugees have fled the country, and it is predicted that in the near future it could be more than 8...

Provisional Waiver

The provisional waiver is a way in which to ask for “forgiveness” from the government if you are inadmissible.  Inadmissibility can be caused by many things, such as criminal history or derogatory immigration history. The most common inadmissibility grounds...