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What to do When You Receive Denial Notice from USCIS

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Denial Notice from USCIS

The last thing you want to hear from USCIS is bad news – and there may be nothing worse than receiving the dreaded Denial Notice months and months after filing your I-130 family-based immigrant petition. Many times the first call I receive is from a confused and upset family member wanting to know “Why… Read More »

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What Happens After Filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: I-130

Although the steps that take place are fairly consistent, the I-130 processing time will vary significantly based on the type of relationship (between petitioner and beneficiary), USCIS case load, and your ability to properly file an accurately prepared Form I-130 petition. The following outline describes the basic steps of the I-130 time line for… Read More »

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What Happens After Asylum Interview

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Asylum Interview

After you interview at an asylum office, you will not get a decision on the same day. Instead, you will be given a document indicating how you will get your decision on the case. This period of being suspended is no doubt extremely stressful, and this blog post provides information about what you might… Read More »

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Guidance on Adjustment of Status for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients in the Sixth and Ninth Circuits

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Recipients

Decisions in the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal have opened the door for many individuals who entered the United States without inspection, but subsequently received Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to adjust to lawful permanent resident status. In the Sixth Circuit case, Flores v. USCIS, the court ruled that a grant of TPS… Read More »

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Dependent Work Authorization

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Dependent Work Authorization

Dependent Work Authorization FAQs Q: What does an employment authorization document (EAD) look like, and how long does it take to get one? A: The EAD is a card with your photo and related information, including validity dates. Processing time for correctly completed requests is on average 6-8 weeks. Requests for renewals may be… Read More »

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Adjustment of Status with Diversity Visa

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

You can apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS) if you are present in the United States at the time you win the Diversity Visa Lottery. You have a chance to become a legal permanent citizen through AOS without having to go back to your home country for a visa interview. There are a few… Read More »

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Is a J-1 Visa Holder Eligible to apply for a Green Card?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: J1 Visa

The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa category is for individuals approved to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs. Participants are integral to the success of the program. Yes, a J-1 visa holder is eligible for a green card. To obtain a green card, the alien must first file a petition I-140 with the… Read More »

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How USCIS Estimates Application and Petition Processing Times

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has long been faulted for releasing processing time estimates for immigration benefit applications that are far shorter than the amount of time actually required to process the applications. In March 2018, the agency introduced a pilot program in an attempt to remedy this problem. The pilot program changed… Read More »

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Victims of Human Trafficking, T Nonimmigrant Status

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: T Nonimmigrant Status

Questions and Answers: Victims of Human Trafficking, T Nonimmigrant Status T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) is set aside for those who are or have been victims of human trafficking and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of acts of trafficking. Below are Questions and Answers pertaining to T nonimmigrant… Read More »

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Filing For U.S. Citizenship with Criminal Record

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Filing For U.S. Citizenship with Criminal Record

Can I File For U.S. Citizenship if I Have a Criminal Record? Even if you have a criminal record, it is possible that you can still apply for your U.S. citizenship. When and if you should file your application depends on what type of crime you have committed, and how long ago you committed… Read More »

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