Category Archives: Admission to the United States

Immigration law developments: I-601 Unlawful Presence Waiver New Procedure

The US Citizenship & Immigration Service recently published a Notice of Intent for proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register.  It outlines the agency’s plan to transfer the adjudication of certain I-601 waiver applications from USCIS overseas to stateside processing.  This adjudication would take place before the … Continue reading

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Can a US citizen spouse legalize an undocumented spouse in the US?

This post I receive from a blog reader today.  A US citizen asked me whether she can get a green card for her husband based on their marriage.  Her husband crossed the US border without being admitted sometime in 2003.  Now that they are … Continue reading

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I have a green card and recently was arrested for shoplifting, will I be deported?

The answer to your question will depend on several things. First, it is important to review the statute under which you were charged. For example,crimes of larceny involve moral turpitude. On the other hand, the Board of Immigration Appeals has … Continue reading

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COULD PARTNERING IN MY BUSINESS HELP MY FRIEND IMMIGRATE?

Immigration Attorney’s Advice: I have a friend from overseas who is willing to be a partner or financial backer of a business we’re going to open, but he doesn’t have a green card. Could his participation in our business help … Continue reading

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SPONSORING A FIANCE OR SPOUSE FOR A GREEN CARD

Immigration Attorney Evita Tolu says planning your immigration strategy is as important as planning your wedding. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you are engaged or already married to a citizen of another country, that person … Continue reading

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U.S. Immigration Attorney: Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Trouble

Immigration Attorney advice to keep your status secure and your visa and green card applications moving along smoothly by following these immigration tips. 1. Plan for delays. If you are in the United States and your work permit or status … Continue reading

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Entering the U.S.: What to Expect at the Airport or Border

Entering the U.S. may not be easy, even when you have a valid visa in hand says Evita Tolu, a Missouri Immigration Attorney. The first person you meet on arrival in the United States — whether you come by air, … Continue reading

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