Do I have to register to file an H-1B Cap Petition?

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Kathryn N. Karam


You might be wondering, do I have to register to file an H1B Cap Petition? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced a new program that will require employers to register to file H-1B cap petitions for prospective employees. The new procedure, which has not yet been implemented, is intended to make the H-1B cap petition filing process easier and more manageable for employers and for UCSIS adjudicators.

What Happens to my Immigration Case During a Government Shutdown?

Posted on December 27, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam

The year 2018 is coming to a close, and the government shutdown that began on December 22nd remains in effect. It is uncertain when the shutdown might end, as President Trump has indicated that he will not sign a bill to find the government unless it includes funding for a border wall or fence. While this has a direct effect on employees in some government jobs, many are also wondering, what happens to my immigration case during a government shutdown? 

Here is some information about the shutdown and how it might affect your immigration case:

Opciones Para Arreglar Papeles

Posted on November 29, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam

Hace unos meses comencé a aprender acerca de un tipo diferente de solicitud de visa que puede ayudar a las personas que necesitan una opción para obtener estatus legal en los Estados Unidos. Mi oficina trabaja con muchas personas que han dicho que no hay nada que pueden hacer sobre su estatus migratorio. Conseguir a través del sistema de inmigración de Estados Unidos no es fácil, pero no importa lo que le han dicho, si hay una manera, queremos ayudarle a encontrarlo. Hay opciones para arreglar papeles.

Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam


A few months ago, I started learning about a different type of visa application that can help people who need an option to get legal status in the U.S. My firm works with many people who have been told that there’s nothing they can do about their immigration status. Getting through the U.S. immigration system isn’t easy, especially if you are looking for immigration options for victims of crimes, but no matter what you’ve been told, if there’s a way, we want to help you find it. 

Immigration Lawyer: It’s Important to Report Crimes if you are Undocumented

Posted on November 09, 2018 by Kathryn Karam

Immigration lawyer, Kathryn N. Karam, P.C., was recently invited to talk to Harris County, Constable Alan Rosen about Immigration and crime. This short chat also covers why it's important to report crimes if you are undocumented and what happens if an undocumented person reports a crime.  Here's the link to the video interview on Facebook. Her talk begins about 39 minutes into the show. Below you will find the transcript of the video interview with some helpful topic titles to help you find information quickly. 

A Better Image for your Immigration Forms in Houston

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam

If you’re filing a marriage-based green card or immigration case in Houston, Texas, you have options. There are numerous form fillers, notaries, notarios, and attorneys in the city who advertise that they assist with immigration cases. If you want a better image for your immigration forms in Houston, here is some information you should know.

Can I Apply for a Marriage-Based Green Card in the US?

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam


You may be wondering, can I apply for a marriage-based green card in the US? If a person who is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident marries a citizen, he or she has the same legal status as before. However, that person then becomes eligible to immediately seek to become a lawful permanent resident. As a permanent resident, that person will have most of the rights and privileges of a U.S. citizen, and will be eligible for naturalization after five years.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services Announce Two Major Policy Changes

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam

I want to make sure you are aware of two major policy changes that were recently announced by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. I believe these policies will significantly impact immigration cases filed in the future, as well as applications that are currently pending. 

N-400 Interview But No Decision

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Kathryn N. Karam


If you filed an N-400 and had your interview, but your still don’t have a decision on your application, you’re probably getting nervous. Is there something wrong with your application? Are they ever going to make a decision? What if they deny the case?  Will you have to go to immigration court?

What do I need to do if I want to come to the United States to work?

Posted on June 07, 2018 by Vy Van Ky

What do I need to do if I want to come to the United States to work? If you want to come to the United States to work, it can be hard to figure out where to start. The U.S. immigration system is complex: there are several different temporary visas available, each with their own requirements.

In addition to temporary visas, there are several bases to apply for permanent residence, each with separate criteria for eligibility. If you want to come to the United States for employment opportunities, you may not know where to begin. Since we often hear from people interested in pursuing their careers in the United States, we wrote this blog to provide some basic information for people interested in coming to the U.S.