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False Claim to U.S. Citizenship: There’s No Waiver!

There is no waiver for a false claim to U.S. citizenship made after September 30, 1996, unless the applicant can demonstrate specific facts to show he reasonably believed he was a U.S. citizen. The question of whether an applicant claimed in writing or in any way to be a citizen is asked on immigration application forms. It comes up at immigration interviews. Government audits of employers' Form I-9's is increasing. Know the facts. There is no waiver, - Read More

USCIS Filing Fees to Increase Significantly Effective 12/23/2016

Immigration filing fees increase significantly December 23, 2016. Take action on your case now. Current fees and new fees for common applications given. - Read More

International Entrepreneur Rule

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is issuing a proposed new rule that would give certain international entrepreneurs temporary permission to be in the U.S. to start or develop their business here. If the rule, called the International Entrepreneur Rule, becomes final, it would allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to use its discretionary - Read More

H-4 EAD: Get the facts

Beginning May 26, 2015 certain individuals in H-4 status will be able to apply for employment authorization. I have been hearing a lot of misinformation regarding this new change, even including employers petitioning for change of status from H-1B to H-4 for an employee. Please note these true facts: Who Is Eligible: H-4 is a - Read More

An Extreme Hardship Waiver Only Applies Where the Hardship Affects the Applicant’s U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident Parent or Spouse — Kids Don’t Count

Can a hardship to children who are US residents be the basis of an extreme hardship waiver? Read the story and outcome for one petition. - Read More

The Petitioner Signs the Petition

A young woman petitioned for her foreign national husband, who, because "he was the man," signed the petition. Learn about the outcome. - Read More

Woman Loses Out on 8 Years in Line

Immigration law is very strict and unwaivering in terms of the process that must be followed. Even a relatively minor matter can resulted in wasted years in line. Learn about one such experience. - Read More