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Parole in Place and Adjustment of Status for Military

By |November 19th, 2013|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

Like magic, Parole in Place (PIP) turns someone who entered the country without inspection (EWI) into an inspected alien without them ever having to set foot outside the US. This is important because, with very few exceptions, one must have a lawful admission to adjust status to lawful permanent resident (green card). Without it, someone [...]

Adjustment of Status on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

By |June 29th, 2011|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

Last year I wrote about the dangers of applying for adjustment of status if you had overstayed the visa waiver program. I'm happy to report that adjustment of status green card processing for VWP participants has undergone some positive changes in the past few months. Prior to 2009, spouses, parents and children of US Citizens [...]

Adjustment of Status v. Consular Processing

By |March 23rd, 2010|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

Once an immediate relative of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident has an immigrant visa available to them, he or she must decide whether to obtain the green card via the adjustment of status process, or via consular processing. Each of the options has advantages and drawbacks. Thus, an immigration lawyer should be consulted [...]

Adjustment of status work authorization (I-765)

By |February 25th, 2010|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

USCIS recently announced a change in the processing of form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) that is commonly used by green card attorneys during the adjustment of status immigration process, including when submitting an application for a green card through marriage. Green card applicants do not automatically have the right to work in the United [...]