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Immigration Visa (Green Card) Processing Delays

After enduring the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year, most U.S. embassies and consulates are not operating at full capacity. Due to limited appointment availability, a significant backlog was created for immigrant (IV) and nonimmigrant visa (NIV) app… Read More
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I was arrested for a minor crime. Will that affect my immigration status? Do I need a criminal lawyer?

Many arrests and convictions have negative effects on immigration status and applications. This is true even for minor charges and misdemeanors. A lawful permanent resident can be put into removal proceedings. Charges and convictions can lead to the… Read More
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I am a U.S. citizen; can I file for my parents?

U.S. citizens who are at least 21 years old may file immigrant petitions on behalf of their parents. After a petition is granted, parents overseas have to attend an interview at a U.S. Consulate or U.S. Embassy in order to obtain lawful permanent res… Read More
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Can I get my Green Card without leaving the U.S.?

We are asked this question several times a week. The answer, like so many in immigration law, is “it depends.” Generally, people seeking lawful permanent residence (a “green card”) must be interviewed at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy. However,… Read More
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