This Week in Immigration

How important is it to have a living trust?

By Atty. Kenneth Reyes

THINKING about one’s demise is not something people want to spend time thinking about.  However reality is that we all have to face this one day.  It is just a matter of whether you depart this world prepared or unprepared. If you pass away …

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How important is it  to have a living trust?

What do you do after you win asylum?

By Atty. Brian Lerner

QUESTION: I have won asylum as of about two years ago. Is there anything I need to do? Answer:  If you have come to the U.S. as a refugee or been granted asylum in the U.S. — whether from the Asylum Office of .S. Citizenship and Immigration …

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What do you do after  you win asylum?

Do I need a premarital agreement before getting married?

By Atty. Kenneth Reyes

IN the absence of a premarital agreement, the general community property presumption under California family code section 760 controls which provides “ ….all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the …

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Do I need a premarital agreement before  getting married?

From fraud to waiver to citizenship in 3 not-so-easy steps

By Reeves Miller Zhang & Diza

COUNTLESS people want to live in the United States.  It is, therefore, not surprising that people sometimes misrepresent facts in order to accomplish that goal.  These lies are told for an obvious reason – telling the truth would not get them an …

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From fraud to waiver  to citizenship in 3  not-so-easy steps

The November 2017 priority dates

By Atty. Michael Gurfinkel

EACH month, the Visa Office of the State Department publishes, in the Visa Bulletin, the priority dates for that particular month, for the various family and employment based categories. A priority date is a person’s “place in line” for a visa,…

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The November 2017 priority dates

DHS expands provisional waiver program

ON July 29, 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the expansion of the provisional waiver program.  It is estimated that approximately 100,000 more … FULL STORY

August 13, 2016

USCIS to begin parole program to reunite families of Filipino WWII veterans

“ It is with great honor that such a program is finally being implemented so that Filipino WWII Veterans can finally be together with their loved ones once again.” … FULL STORY

May 14, 2016

K-1 fiancée: Adjusting status after a separation or divorce

COMING to the United States as a K-1 Fiancée is an exciting and joyous occasion.  After typically waiting many months to be together, couples are finally reunited and … FULL STORY

April 2, 2016

Residing in the US indefinitely through an E-1/E-2 Visa

THE E nonimmigrant visa category allows nationals of countries who are a party to certain treaties with the United States to receive visa benefits in order to invest in … FULL STORY

March 5, 2016

April deadline for H-1B visas

THE United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will once again begin accepting petitions for H-1B working visas on April 1, 2016.  Petitions may be … FULL STORY

January 25, 2016
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