Archive for the ‘US Immigration’ Category:

President Biden’s New Executive Orders on Immigration

Joe Biden was officially sworn into office as President on January 20, 2021. That same day, he made several significant immigration policy changes as well. Discover the key details in our latest blog post!

(more…)

Don’t Let the Real ID Deadline Slip Past Your Radar!

The start of a new year is a great time to get organized, set new goals and plan out your year ahead. As you do so, we recommend taking some time to ensure you’re familiar with the new REAL ID compliance deadline. Starting October 1, 2021, all air travelers are required to present a valid passport, military ID or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to board a flight within the United States. If you are not prepared for REAL ID compliance, you may not be able to get to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint or fly.

(more…)

The State of Immigration and COVID-19

Many businesses and government institutions have been disturbed by the pandemic this year, and sadly the immigration process has been no different. In this blog, we compile a list of key changes of operation standards that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have implemented as the nation continues to weather the storm of COVID-19.

(more…)

Avoid These 5 Mistakes Throughout Your Immigration Process

If you are currently in the middle of the immigration process, you know that there is quite a lot of paperwork involved. Mistakes on these forms can lead to delays, lost money and even rejections. Be sure to avoid these five mistakes in your immigration process to stay away from any hiccups along the way!

(more…)

The Importance of Finding an Experienced Immigration Lawyer in Maryland

Legally speaking, no one is required to work with an immigration lawyer in order to become a United States citizen. However, it can certainly make life a lot easier as you embark on one of the largest moves in your life. Why should you seek out the services of an experienced immigration lawyer?

(more…)

Understanding the Fiancé Visa

If your marriage is on the horizon and either you or your fiancé is not a US citizen, it’s time to start looking into acquiring a fiancé visa.  Often known as a K-1 visa, obtaining a fiancé visa can be a little daunting if you’re unfamiliar with the process. What should you know about fiancé visas?

(more…)

What is Form I-944?

In Early 2020, the Trump administration introduced Form I-944, titled Declaration of Self Sufficiency.  Most green card applicants must file this form in addition to the green card application. The purpose of the form is to help USCIS decide whether or not the green card applicant is inadmissible based on their public charge status. If USCIS determines that the green card applicant is a public charge, a bond will be set. USCIS will inform the green card applicant that he or she has been deemed a public charge. Once that determination is made, the applicant must file form I-945.

(more…)

How Can Criminal Charges Affect Immigration Proceedings?

If you have a criminal history, you need to speak with an experienced immigration attorney before applying for citizenship or being involved in other immigration proceedings.  If the crime is considered serious, you risk not only being denied citizenship, but having your green card taken away from you and being deported.  Immigration laws are very complex and each unique situation will be treated differently based on how the case is presented.  This is important to keep in mind while we discuss the basics of how criminal charges can affect immigration proceedings.

(more…)

Understanding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Protection

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is an often-misunderstood type of juvenile protection. It is a unique type of immigration remedy that takes the help of an experienced lawyer to obtain. What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Protection, and what do you need to know about it?

(more…)

The Deadline for REAL ID Compliance Is Only One Year Away

As we enter October, it’s important to remember that the deadline for REAL ID compliance is less than a year away. Starting October 1, 2020, all air travelers are required to present a state-issued driver’s license, valid passport, military ID or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license to board a flight within the United States. If you are not prepared for REAL ID compliance, you will not be able to get to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint or fly.

(more…)