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Petitioning for, or sponsoring, an immigrant allows you to help a relative immigrate to the United States, if certain conditions are met.
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
The I-130 document is one of the mostmisunderstood documents filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Briefly, it isthe document that establishes a relationship between the petitioner and a relative to enable the re...
Your certificate of nationalization entitles you to all the benefits of being a US citizen, including voting and applying for jobs that require US citizenship.
This guides describes the initial step to petitioning for an immediate relative.
This guide will provide a quick overview to the ways in which a person can obtain permanent residence in the U.S. (a green card) based on their relationship to a family member. USEFUL IMMIGRATION TERM
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 the country. That is crazy! I thought. My husband and I, before I was an immigra...
This legal guide will discuss hardship as this term is used by the US immigration law.Often times, immigrants must establish a certain level of hardship to close family relatives in order to obtain approval of an application for an immigration benefit.Most commonly, hardship may ...
The purpose of affidavits of support is to establish that family-based immigrants will have adequate financial support. This is to insure that, if granted a green card, they will not rely on the U.S.
This article is a preview of the Department of Homeland Securitys intention to streamline the waiver application process for immediate relatives who have been unlawfully present in the United States for quite some time.There is a lot of excitement about this positive developmen...
Heres a readers question:
I am a U.S. citizen and have been living outsidethe U.S. for almost four years for study. I got married a year ago and would like to apply for my husband to immigrate. My question is, can I apply for him while I am outside the U.S.? I have not finis...
The above question is one that I answer rather frequently in my immigration law office. A joint sponsor is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who files a form with USCIS to benefit a family member or friend who is an intending immigrant. This typically happens when the f...
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