You understand that the immigration process to the United States can be complicated. If you are a married, permanent resident of the U.S., you may be wondering, would becoming a citizen help my foreign spouse in the immigration process? The short answer is, probably, yes. Everyone's case is unique. In this article we explore different scenarios and details when weighing a decision on weather or not to become a citizen before helping your spouse with their immigration process, I-130 and, possibly, I-485 Immigration Forms.
If you or someone you know is thinking of applying for permanent residency or naturalization, please read this article. There is a new immigration policy involving more scrutiny and denials of applications for many immigrants for multitude of new reasons.
It could affect young and old, people with medical conditions, and more. New policies will allow Homeland Security to scrutinize and deny applications based on the applicant’s education, skills, finances, the number of children and other dependents in their family, and more.
You received a 2-year conditional green card, but then you let the deadline to file your I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on your green card. Maybe you just didn’t realize it was that important, or maybe you forgot when it was expiring. Or maybe you thought you’d have to get your spouse to sign the paperwork, and you’re having marital problems and aren’t sure if that will happen. If you're searching for answers and saying to yourself, I never filed to remove conditions on my green card, this article is for you.
We hope you never have to ask yourself “is my friend a trafficking victim?” Trafficking is a growing issue in the United States, particularly in Houston, Texas, where our office is located. If you’re worried that a friend or loved one is a victim of trafficking, it can be hard to recognize the warning signs, and you might not know what you can do to help.
If you want to help a friend who might be a victim of trafficking, you first need to know what trafficking is.
As an immigration lawyer in Houston, I have been asked several questions regarding the latest news on ICE Raids for Deportation Orders. I want to be sure that you have information about what you can do if you are concerned about friends, loved ones, or yourself.
The raids were supposed to take place Sunday, June 23rd, but were later delayed for two weeks. In tweets on June 22nd and 23rd, President Trump stated that the raids are targeted toward people who are subject to deportation orders but are not in custody – they live among in the general public.
Online dating and making friends via social media is a popular way for people to meet each other. This can even happen across country borders, with people meeting each other online and making the decision to meet in person. When a woman from another country meets an American man online, then he visits her (or vice versa) and they decide to marry, things might seem great at first - new marriage and a new home in the United States. However, not all of these stories have a happy ending. Some involve immigration and spousal abuse.
As an Immigration Lawyer in Houston, I sometimes get asked, What is a Sham Marriage? Sham marriages are a way people avoid complying with immigration laws. A few years ago, sham marriages came into the spotlight with a hit movie, The Proposal, in which the two main characters conspire to enter into a sham marriage for the purpose of tricking immigration authorities. However, it isn’t just a movie plot – sham marriages occur in everyday life, too. They don’t always end up with the two people falling in love, like in the movie. And they don’t always have a happy ending, where everyone can just move on with their lives.
Every day, people call our office and end up asking us, "why should I pay for a consultation with an immigration lawyer? There are lawyers offering free consultations – I can just talk to one of them."
We tell callers yes - that’s true – you can! So if other attorneys offer free consultations, why do we charge for our consultations? And why should you pay for a consultation with one of our attorneys? There are some good reasons to pay for a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer.
If you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you are thinking, I need to bring your spouse to the U.S.A., there’s a process to do this. Dealing with marriage and immigration issues can take time, and when you want to relocate to the USA together, it can feel like a long process. Doing things right is the best way to make this happen as quickly as possible.