Legal Guides for Immigration
Written by attorney Karen-Lee Pollak, about 2 years ago. STAFF PICK
The DREAM Act would provide for conditional legal residency and educational opportunities for tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before age 16.... more
Written by attorney Thomas Geygan, over 3 years ago. STAFF PICK
If you're like most people, you've heard the term "green card," but aren't sure what it actually means. This guide explains what a green card is, what its benefits are, how to get one, and... more
Written by attorney Cynthia Irvine, about 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
If you need to obtain a copy of your immigration file, the Freedom of Information Act can help you request it. This guide details the process for requesting immigration records through the... more
Written by attorney Carl Shusterman, about 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
A legal consultation with a good-to-great immigration attorney is neither cheap nor is it lengthy. The normal length of a consultation is 30 minutes, and it can easily run you several... more
Written by attorney Elaine Martin, almost 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Overview We encourage everyone with travel plans, including US citizens, to check the Department of Homeland Security website for information on travel, including airport security and... more
Written by attorney Jeffrey Devore, about 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
Do I Have To Be Fluent In English?
You do not have to be perfectly fluent in English to become a U.S. citizen. You do, however, have to show USCIS that you can read, speak, and write basic... more
Written by attorney Stuart Reich, about 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
Q: What does "Nonimmigrant" mean?
A: Essentially, "nonimmigrant" means "temporary" - a visa that allows a foreign national to be present in the U.S. for a limited period of time for a... more
Written by attorney Karin Wolman, almost 5 years ago. STAFF PICK
If you are early in your career and just starting to earn recognition at the national or international level, this guide will help you establish good habits for documenting a future O-1... more
Written by attorney Maria Glinsmann, about 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
Review the basics on what a visa allows you to do.
Written by attorney Carl Shusterman, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK
Not everyone who wants a visa is eligible for one. The US State Department classifies people with certain health or behavior characteristics as ineligible and denies them entry. The... more