In an effort to keep everyone updated on our constantly-changing immigration policy, check out this status update. And while accustomed to immigration policy changing like the political winds, this situation is unprecedented and like everything else, we’re all working to keep up with the situation.
While watching the group matches during this year’s World Cup, it’s easy to notice the number of players who had the option to play for different national teams.
The decisions of some of the best players in the World clearly affected the teams they chose and, of course, the teams they didn’t. At the same time, the composition of the teams reflects the immigration policies of each country.
There is a great myth that has been allowed to confuse and mislead many people with whom I have come in contact. I feel as an immigration attorney that it is my duty to address this issue to help others not become victims of such practices.
During the course of many immigration consultations, individuals have asked me about the 10-year visa. Often they’ve heard it from a friend, who is undocumented, has been in the US more than 10 years and after filing recently, they received a work permit and are presumably on their way to become permanent residents.
The rising number of children being detained at the Southern border has garnered national attention and left many people wondering what to do about the issue.
There are a number of reasons that so many unaccompanied children, primarily from Central America, have been attempting to come to the US including poverty in their home countries, threats by gangs, and lack of police protection.
While these are important issues, I’d like to focus on what can be done to help these young immigrants, many of whom have little if any access to legal help.
Mexican authorities may have recently captured and charged the drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva, but the drug war continues to affect much of the country. The Zetas and the Sinaloa cartel have made inroads into Guatemala, and alongside the Mara Salvatrucha they threaten the way of life of many across Central America.
What chance do young men with few options have when faced with pressure to join these gangs? They may encounter intense threats and isolation, which spurs their decision to flee to the United States. Once in the United States, one possible form of immigration relief may be asylum, but it is a long and difficult road to get approval.
You’ve fallen in love and married the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. They also happen to be a United States Citizen. Some people wrongly believe that marriage to a United States Citizen will be a quick fix to their immigration problems. While for many married couples, there is a path to permanent residency for the immigrant spouse, the reality is often a little more complicated. To begin with, let me ask you a few questions.