Immigration Insights

Explore our insights and observations in the ever-changing practice of immigration law. Our top-rated immigration lawyers discuss the key topics and changes to the US immigration system.

 

Finding An Immigration Lawyer Near Me

Finding An Immigration Lawyer Near Me

Locating a good lawyer who can efficiently help with your immigration questions may not be easy. Don't expect to locate a good lawyer just by simply looking in the phone book, searching the internet or reading an advertisement. There's not enough information in these...

The #1 Immigration Mistake that Foreign Medical Graduates Make

The #1 Immigration Mistake that Foreign Medical Graduates Make

Approximately one quarter of the country’s physicians are foreign medical graduates. Physician immigration is one of the most complex areas of U.S. immigration law, requiring coordination between multiple government agencies. Due to the complex nature of physician...

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...

Immigration Consequences of Divorce

Immigration Consequences of Divorce

A divorce can be a devastating life event to say the least. But, for a green card holder, divorce may introduce new challenges to their status in the US. In particular, if an immigrant received his green card through marriage, divorce may pose a serious risk to his...

Preparing to Remove Conditions on Residence

Preparing to Remove Conditions on Residence

Foreign nationals, who obtained their green card through their U.S. Citizen spouse, enter the United States as conditional residents. The conditional residence period lasts for two years. Before the end of the two-year period, the foreign national and the citizen...