Adjustment of Status for Spouse on a Visitor Visa

Adjustment of Status for Spouse on a Visitor Visa

Frequently, a potential client, who is a U.S. citizen, asks if their spouse from [insert country of choice] can enter on a visitor visa and then adjust status. Well, the answer to that question, like many others in the law, is “it depends.” Immigrant Intent at the...
Applying for Asylum as an LGBTQ Person

Applying for Asylum as an LGBTQ Person

Can I apply for asylum based on being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Yes. In asylum law, a person must demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution based on one of the five protected categories. Of the five protected categories, “membership in a...
“Extreme Hardship” and Waivers

“Extreme Hardship” and Waivers

If you have applied for a green card and an immigration official has found you inadmissible, you may be eligible to file for a waiver. Basically, in filing for a waiver, you are asking for USCIS to forgive the grounds of inadmissibility and grant the green card...
Driving Under the Influence and Nonimmigrant Status

Driving Under the Influence and Nonimmigrant Status

My receptionist transfers a frantic call from the wife of a potential client. The wife tells me the police arrested her husband the night before for drunk driving. In Ohio, he was charged with Operating a Vehicle Impaired (“OVI”). In other states, it may be Driving...