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“To Honor Immigrants and Their Journey” SwagatUSA in the News

Posted on December 31st, 2012

SwagatUSA’s story was published in CEOBlogNation.com.  Here is what it says: “To Honor Immigrants And Their Journey An immigrant at age 10, I was thrown into a new world and culture before I could understand how significant of a change it was. Born in India, having never seen snow, I landed foot in America with […]

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Late in Filing I-751 Removal of Conditions on Your Green Card?

Posted on December 16th, 2012

Marriage-based green cards, where the marriage is less than 2 years old are issued a Conditional Green Card or a Conditional Permanent Resident Card with a 2 year expiration date.  One must file to remove the conditions within 90 days from the expiration date.  However, often people forget as they get caught up in their […]

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Affidavit of Support (i-864) issues? Advice from a family-based immigration attorney

Posted on December 3rd, 2012

Family-based immigration attorney (s) are often faced with I-864 affidavit of support related issues and questions. Affidavits of Support are a requirement for all family-based applications, with the narrow exception of certain VAWA (Violence against Women Act) applications.  Many people take a quick look at the form and think they understand it, but are surprised […]

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Attention Tourist Visa (B1/B2) and F1 Student Visa and I-485 applicants. The Question of Intent.

Posted on October 3rd, 2012

Often immigrants to the United States want to maintain lawful status under all circumstances, and go to various lengths to avoid falling out of status.  But at times, while maintaining lawful immigrant status is the goal, well-intentioned individuals end up harming their immigration application, rather than helping.  Remember that immigration law changes at a rapid […]

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA or sometimes called DREAM act) under fire

Posted on August 26th, 2012

Not even 2 weeks since the deferred action (DACA) forms are released, and Obama administration is being sued by ICE agents.  With the current political atmosphere, it is not surprising that a bold move such as DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals, which grants 2 year renewable work permits to eligible youth who entered […]

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FAQ – Deferred Action for Young People (DREAMers)

Posted on August 6th, 2012

Who Qualifies for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? Those who entered under the age of 16 (Age 15 or younger) Were 31 or younger on June 15, 2012 Have been a resident of the US for at least 5 yrs with very few and short absences Do not have a major criminal record (misdemeanors such […]

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Deferred Action Process for DREAMers or Young People (As announced by President Obama)

Posted on July 7th, 2012

As most of you know, President Obama announced in June of this year that those who entered the country at a young age may qualify for a limited “deferred action” and work permits. USCIS had indicated that they would not have any further information until August 15th. On August 15th, DREAMers who qualify may be […]

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A History of the H-1B Visa Filing Season & Lottery

Posted on June 5th, 2012

Dear Readers, As the FY2013 H1b season slowly comes to a close, let us take some time to reflect on the history of H-1b visas. Below is a Guest Blog post by Janice A Flynn, a UK-based attorney of US Visa Solutions who has graciously summarized the H-1B visa History. A History of the H-1B […]

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