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When does a diplomat have “compelling reasons” not to return?

By | Blog, Compelling Reasons, Diplomat, Green Card, immigration, Immigration Law, Lawful permanent resident, LPR, News & Announcements, USCIS, Visa | No Comments

  In certain situations, diplomats serving in the US face threats to their safety when their term is over and they have to go back to their home country. The reasons are diverse but are generally linked to political retaliation or change in circumstances in the home country. To address this situation, Section 13 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that “[a]ny alien…

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Petición aprobada versus visa disponible—una confusión muy común

By | Green Card, immigration, Immigration Law, Lawful permanent resident, National Visa Center, Noticias, Peticion familiar, Residencia, USCIS, Visa Bulleting | No Comments

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…

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Approved petition versus available visa—a very common confusion.

By | Blog, Green Card, immigration, Immigration Law, Lawful permanent resident, misconceptions, National Visa Center, Residencia, USCIS, Visa Bulleting | No Comments

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…

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What is and what is not “Immigration”?

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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…

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