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In the News: Are Eligible Young Immigrants Being Denied Asylum Due to Age?

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In the News: Recent reports indicate that the current administration has been rejecting lawful residence status applications; a startling number of immigrant youth are receiving denials. Many of the immigrant youth denied entry left their countries to escape abusive situations. Why are the status applications being denied? The  U.S. government denied the applications based on the belief that …


Family-Based Immigration: Options When Adjustment of Status is Denied

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Did you fill out Form I-485 to apply for a green card within the United States, to request an adjustment of status? If you are an immigrant to the United States of America and the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) denies your adjustment of status application (to Permanent Resident), you still have options.

Attempt to Avoid a Denial:


What are the Requirements for Obtaining a Family-Based Visa?

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) can petition for the immigration of a family member. While reuniting citizens and green card holders with overseas family members is an essential goal of U.S. immigration law, only specific family members are eligible for family-based immigration.

Every relation of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident does not qualify for a U.S. green card. According to …


In the News: USCIS Cracks Down on Marriage Based Petitions Involving Minors

To crack down on unconsenting child brides, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is following a new set of rules. The rules will change the method of assessment for petitions received from individuals who seek to bring their migrant spouse into the United States. The announcement followed the discovery that thousands of such requests involving minors got approval last year.

The crackdown will not …


Seeking an Immigration Visa Based On a Family Relationship

According to U.S. immigration law, certain foreign nationals are allowed to become lawful permanent residents of the United States based on specific family relationships with U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) divides the immigration visas for family members of United States residents into two categories: Immediate Relative immigrant visas, and Family Preference immigrant visas. 

Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas: U.S. …


Family Based Immigration: How Does a US Citizen Sponsor a Relative?

Citizens of the United States or permanent residents (green card holders) who have family members that live outside of the United States can file petitions to assist them in immigrating. The U.S. policy goal of family reunification supports the process.

For those wishing to sponsor a relative who does not already live in the United States, the process starts with a green card. The application …

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