A perspective client walked into my office on Friday evening very cited that President Trump signed an executive order allowing Caribbean nationals to travel to the United States without a visa. When I told her it wasn’t so she protested and even showed me an official looking article with pictures and all. Folks, this is […]
Would President Trump Let you Immigrate to the US Under his Proposed Immigration Legislation? I qualify, but barely- yikes!
If President Trump had his way, the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (“RAISE Act”) would cut legal immigration to the United States by about 40%. You would have to be at least 18 years old and have at least 30 points to be eligible to apply for immigration. The new legislation favors people[…..]
Just recently United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) revoked the citizenship of a Nigerian-born Georgia resident after he was convicted in federal court on immigration fraud charges. The man became a naturalized citizen some eight (8) years ago in approximately 2009. In 1998 the man had applied for asylum and permanent resident status under[…..]
As I prepare each new couple for the adjustment of status/Green Card interview, I start by telling them that their burden at the interview is greater that two natural born American citizens who met three days ago and married a day later. Understanding this, couples must document their relationship with credible evidence. To this end,[…..]
First, take pictures with your spouse. Second, take pictures with meaningful content. Pictures of you and your spouse at home sitting on the couch or laying in bed are of little value in showing a bona fide marriage. Pictures of you two at the park, dining at a restaurant, at church, or attending a function[…..]
I have attended very many adjustments of status interviews and the things I see and probing questions I hear asked of my clients never ceases to put a curious smile on my face. Tip # 2 – Be similarly dressed for the interview! If you and your spouse are leaving from the same house on[…..]
Immigration officers can and will ask you to spell your spouse’s name especially when that name is unusual, difficult to pronounce or spell, or just lengthy. I tell my clients that if they don’t know an answer don’t make up one, instead admit “I don’t know.” The spelling of your spouse’s name is NOT, however,[…..]