An Adjustment of Status is a process where a foreigner (alien) applies for permanent residence (green card) while in US concurrently or after receiving approval of immigration visa.
To be eligible... more
In an effort to keep families together and to streamline and regulate the approval of waivers of inadmissibility, the Department of Homeland Security issued new regulations allowing the filing of a... more
What is an Immigration Bond?
Certain non citizens are detained due to their immigration status but can often be released through a bond hearing with the help of an established immigration bond lawyer.... more
Immigration law is not always logical. I remember before I was an immigration attorney I thought there could be no way the U.S. Government would keep foreigners who married US citizens from living in... more
A question that immigration attorneys hear quite often is whether a person who is seeking permanent residence through their U.S. citizen spouse must leave the U.S. to complete the process. As a... more
Recently the controversial Secure Communities program has been expanded to New York. The program requires local jails to match fingerprints against a federal immigration database. Immigration and... more
Written by attorney Omar Khuri, about 3 years ago.
immigration is a complex process often involving multiple federal agencies
when, if done incorrectly can have a life changing effect on the future of the
applicant, the applicant's family and... more
To facilitate timely filing of these cases as August 15th approaches, Patnaik Law Office will now start opening cases to determine eligibility and collect required documents and fees. Attorney fees... more