1 Dec 2013 | 1 Comment | posted by dhenu | in Conditional Green Card, F1 Visa, H-1B, I-601 Waivers of Unlawful Presence / Extreme Hardship Waivers / Stateside Waivers, Immigration Application, Immigration Reform, N-400 Naturalization
The Holidays are coming. We can feel it everywhere. All the stores are stocking up, sales are buzzing everywhere, holiday lights and music fill the air. What does this all have to do with immigration? Well, I’ll get to that.
Shoplifting and that pesky petty theft (retail theft) presents a special problem for immigrants. Now, I am not suggesting that immigrants are more likely to be shoplifters because I have no idea about the data around that. But I do know a little bit about culture shock. Read More
Today, Monday September 9, 2013, is the final day of “Paryushan,” a Jain holy week, when we ask for forgiveness from family and friends. It seemed like a perfect opportunity for me to ask for forgiveness from my clients, prospective clients, and those who would have been my clients if I had reached you in time. Here it is:
I wish I were perfect and that I could help all of you attain your immigration goals. But I am merely human. I try my best, but even my best is not perfect. You do Read More
When an immigrant is married to a US Citizen, the person is sometimes eligible for a marriage-based adjustment of status (I485). However, many details need to be understood before you move forward with filing a case this complex without the proper guidance.
Are you qualified to adjust status?
- Sometimes people assume that just because their spouse is a citizen, they qualify to adjust status. This misconception could be very dangerous. First you need to make sure that you have an i-94, or a document Read More
14 Aug 2013 | No Comments | posted by dhenu | in F1 Visa, Family Based Immigration, I-601 Waivers of Unlawful Presence / Extreme Hardship Waivers / Stateside Waivers, Immigration Application, N-400 Naturalization
The area of crimes in immigration is a HUGE topic. So huge, in fact, that Harvard University has recently begun offering a course called Crimmigration (The intersection of immigration and criminal laws). The main reason that this is a complex area is because criminal law is state law, and each state has different terminology, different levels of punishments, and even differing elements to what constitutes a particular crime. Immigration, on the other hand, is federal law. This means that each time Read More