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Green Card for Parents of US Citizens

By |October 10th, 2010|Green Card|

One of the most generous aspects of the US immigration system is that US citizens who are over the age of 21 can help a foreign national mother or father obtain a green card, which gives the right to live and work in the US and is a path to US citizenship.  Green card for [...]

Recent immigration legislation…dare to DREAM

By |October 2nd, 2010|Immigration Reform|

Advocates on both sides of the US immigration debate have been pretty busy the past few weeks as, not one but, two separate pushes for immigration reform have been made in Congress. The cynical among us will point out that although neither measure had a snowball's chance of passing in the current economic and political [...]

DV 2011 Visa Lottery procedures

By |July 22nd, 2010|Green Card|

I've been getting calls and emails recently from people who were lucky enough to win the US Department of State (DOS) green card lottery. However, once you win the DV 2011 visa lottery what comes next? What is DV 2011 Visa Lottery? The DV visa lottery, which is officially known as the diversity visa lottery, [...]

Deportation repreve for Harvard student

By |June 19th, 2010|Immigration Enforcement|

Eric Balderas, age 19, was recently arrested by ICE (US Immigration & Customs Enforcement) for being in the US illegally. While the arrest of another undocumented immigrant may not be unusually newsworthy, the fact that Balderas is currently a sophomore at Harvard University makes it so. Balderas, a Mexican citizen, was facing deportation before US [...]

Green Card to become a green card again

By |May 30th, 2010|Green Card|

The US Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) recently announced that the US permanent resident green card will be redesigned to incorporate new security features. The green card redesign is necessary to deter immigration fraud. Green Card to become state of the art The new green card will use state of the art technology to prevent [...]

Border Security Enforcement Act of 2010

By |May 22nd, 2010|Immigration Reform|

Senator John McCain and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona have introduced a new immigration reform bill, the Border Security Enforcement Act of 2010. This latest attempt at immigration reform, focused on the Arizona border, includes the following provisions: Immigration Reform for Physical Border Protection in Tuscon, AZ & Yuma, AZ Allows the Governor of Arizona, [...]