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Blog Posts in 2014

Special Green Cards for Foreign Diplomats and Employees of International Organizations

Foreign Diplomats Section 13 of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows non-immigrants who entered the United States under diplomatic status to obtain a green card (permanent residence). You may be ...
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President Obama Announces New Immigration Policy

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced changes that he would make to U.S. immigration policy that could help an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants. In short, the new Immigration ...
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Summary Removal Procedures

The deportation process has changed significantly over the past two decades, principally as a result of the Summary Removal Procedure that was enacted by Congress as part of the Illegal Immigration ...
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Nunc Pro Tunc Asylum Procedures

While not used very frequently, the Nunc Pro Tunc Asylum filing procedure is a huge benefit for dependent aliens who have lost their derivative asylee status inadvertently or through no fault of their ...
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Abandonment of Permanent Resident Status?

Many U.S. permanent residents (LPR's) operate under the false assumption that they can travel outside of the U.S. but that as long as they return within a certain amount of time that they will not ...
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Filing an Application for Extension of Stay After your I-94 has Expired

Foreign nationals who enter the U.S. on non-immigrant visas (such as a B2 tourist) often wish to extend their stay beyond the usual 6 month period that they were granted when they arrived in the U.S., ...
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Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2014

As an Immigration Lawyer, I am frequently asked the question about what I think of all the talk on Capitol Hill regarding Immigration reform. Having been actively engaged in the practice of ...
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The 30/60 Day Rule

NOTE: As of September 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State replaced the 30/60 Day Rule with the 90 Day Rule which establishes a presumption of a willful misrepresentation in the event that an alien ...
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