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If you are a naturalized citizen or permanent resident who wants to bring family members into the country, you will have to get them a visa. There are different options available for your family members. It’s important to know what these visas are and who are eligible for them.
What is family-based immigration?
As a person living permanently in the

For same-sex couples and others expanding their families through in vitro fertilization, surrogacy or other assisted reproductive technologies, changes by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may offer some relief. The USCIS updated its policy guidance on Aug. 5, 2021, determining what it means for a child born abroad to be born “in wedlock.”
USCIS updates meaning of “in wedlock”

Receiving a visa authorization is not automatic in the United States even for those who are qualified in high-need employment fields. The USCIS has significant latitude to deny visa authorization under certain circumstances. The nature of the criminal act matters in all final visa decisions when a criminal record exists. However, sometimes visa applicants with marginal criminal issues can still

The American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) has released the following helpful information about the International Entrepreneur Parole Rule. This is a new option for foreign business people and investors to consider when looking for ways to immigrate and conduct business in the U.S.
In 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relaunched the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER), allowing it to

Lawful permanent residents and US citizens in the State of Washington can bring their families from abroad using the US Consulates in the countries where their international family members reside. Consular processing is an instrumental part of bringing international families from abroad to live and work in the US. Listed below are a few of the main steps which must

Studies suggest that there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in California and around the country, and providing them with a path to citizenship has been a political challenge for decades. Just hours after taking the oath of office, President Joe Biden sent a bill to Congress that would provide such a path. Administration officials say that the U.S.

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Join our webinar to learn about how to make a direct EB-5 investment today at $500K. With the recent EB-5 rule change, the minimum investment amount has been temporarily reduced from $900K to $500K for an unknown period of time. Top EB-5 immigration attorneys will explain the immigration process for

If you’re interested in having an LGBTQ+ immigrant or same-sex partner immigrate to California, you can benefit from learning more about how the visa process applies to this community. The United States began granting LGBTQ+ immigrants asylum who qualified under the Refugee Act of 1980 as having “membership in a social group”. The 2015 landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v.