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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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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

What is and what is not “Immigration”?

Out of the dozens of questions regarding immigration law issues from clients, potential clients, acquaintances, family, or friends; perhaps half of them are not related to immigration. There is a generalized confusion as to what is Immigration. To be clear, the way I am using the word “Immigration” here is the way lay people refer to the word. It is often a noun that describes…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 13, 2015