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.

 

“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...