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Brian David Lerner

Brian Lerner’s Legal Guides

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  • How to Prepare an EB-5 Investment Petition

    Decide on Regional Center or Traditional Investment If you invest in a Regional Center, the investment will only be $500,000, not $1,000,000. Also, you will not have to actively participate in manage

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  • How to know if you can get the Green Card through a Marriage Petition

    Get married for Love You want to make sure you marry for love and not for the Green Card as that will not be legal. Are you married to a U.S. Citizen If you are married to a Lawful Permanent Resident

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  • How to make a better declaration

    Write it yourself Make sure you write the declaration yourself and make certain that it has the facts related to your situation. Many times a lawyer will write the entire declaration. This may remove

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  • How to Prepare the L-1 Petition

    Determine if you qualify First, the L-1 is when you have a company in a foreign country and want to come to the U.S. and open a branch office. Thus, you will have two offices for the L-1 and both mus

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  • How to Prepare a Change of Status Application

    Determine your current status First, you must determine that you are in legal immigration status. If you are out-of-status, you cannot file a change of status. It is the I-94 (white card) that contro

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  • How to do an Inquiry on your Application

    Check the Status Online If you filed an application or petition whereby you received a receipt notice with a receipt number, you can check the status online by going to https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Da

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  • What to do if ICE comes to your door

    Do Not Sign Anything ICE wants to deport you and will take you into detention in order to do so. If you sign the paper they put in front of you, it is most likely for voluntary deportation. You will

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  • How to Prepare for a Marriage Interview

    Prepare your case from the moment you get married From the time you get married, start getting your joint bank accounts, joint credit card, joint tenant contracts, etc. in order to help show that the

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  • Important Pointers for Naturalization

    Do a Criminal Check on yourself You want to get a current criminal check done. Before you proceed with filing the Naturalization, make sure you have a clean criminal record. If you have a crime, be s

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  • How to find a good Immigration Attorney

    Make sure the attorney is an 'Immigration' attorney There are many areas of law that an attorney can practice. It takes years to become proficient at any particular area. Therefore, make sure the att

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