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Matrimonio y Green Card

Constantemente me preguntan lo siguiente: Mi novio y yo nos amamos muchísimo. El es ciudadano americano. Si nos casamos, ¿en cuanto tiempo me llega la residencia? La respuesta sincera a esta pregunta es: Nunca. Existe una gran confusión acerca de como opera el gobierno americano. Esto evidentemente requeriría una clase de un semestre entero, pero trataré de dar una explicación simple por ahora. La palabra…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 23, 2016
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Marriage and Green Card

I am constantly faced with the following question/fact pattern: My boyfriend and I love each other a lot. She is a US Citizen. If we marry, in how long will they send me my green card? The truthful (kind of mean) answer to this question is: Never. There is a huge confusion out there as to how the US government is organized. This would obviously…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 22, 2016
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Lawful Permanent Residents, Criminal Convictions, and Travel

It is not uncommon that I receive a call from a long time Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) who travels abroad for vacation or business who, to his/her surprise, is detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). When CBP detains an LPR, instead of admitting her and letting her into the country, it is usually because they have concerns regarding the “admissibility” of that LPR. Concerns…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 6, 2015
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Petición aprobada versus visa disponible—una confusión muy común

Una de las confusiones mas comunes para aquellos que buscan emigrar a los Estados Unidos (o traer un miembro de su familia) es la que se refiere a la conexión entre peticiones aprobadas y visas disponibles. No son la misma cosa. Muchas veces el inmigrante, o el peticionario del inmigrante, tiene una petición aprobada (Formulario I-130) en sus manos y piensa que esto les da…
Ayala Law P.A.
April 11, 2015
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Approved petition versus available visa—a very common confusion.

One of the common confusions for those seeking to immigrate to the United States (or bring a family member) is the one that relates to the connection between approved petitions and available visas. They are not the same thing. Often times the immigrant or the petitioner of the immigrant has an approved petition (Form I-130) in her hands and believes that that alone entitles them…
Ayala Law P.A.
April 6, 2015