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Overcoming Obstacles: Felicity’s Journey to U.S. Citizenship

Navigating the immigration process can be daunting, especially when unexpected challenges arise. This month, we achieved an important milestone for one of our clients who faced many of the challenges that can arise during the immigration journey. Felicity’s journey from obtaining a green card to becoming a naturalized citizen exemplifies the complexities and triumphs that […]

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Understanding the I-751 Petition: A Guide for Conditional Permanent Residents

One of our most common case types is the marriage-based Green Card petition. However, when the couple has been married for under two years at the time of approval, they face an extra step in their immigration journey: the conditional Green Card. In this blog, we talk about the process of removing the conditions of

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Triumph Over USCIS: A Naturalization Case Study

This month, we had great success on a naturalization case. Many people file for naturalization on their own because it’s a relatively straightforward process; but, when things go bad, they can go really bad. In Ken’s* case, we learned about how unpredictable and difficult it can be to work with USCIS when things don’t go

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Navigating the I-601A Waiver: A Possible Path to Staying with Loved Ones

If you hope to remain in the United States with your loved ones, but face the barriers of unlawful entry and unlawful presence, then the I-601A Waiver might be the solution you’ve been searching for. In this blog post, we’ll break down what the I-601A Waiver is, who is eligible, the application process, and why

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Unlocking Opportunities: Using U Status for Family-Based Adjustment of Status

Iris was one of our very first U status cases, all the way back in 2013. She had some issues with her case, but finally, in February 2018, she was granted full U status. A year later, she called us with the amazing news that she had fallen in love and gotten married, and that

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From Doubt to Citizenship: Realizing the Dream of Naturalization

One of the best things about my job is that I get to help people realize that the impossible isn’t impossible. This month, I’ve helped two people obtain naturalization who, when they first spoke with me, didn’t think they could ever become U.S. citizens. Bob’s Journey to Citizenship Bob entered the US 35 years ago.

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Love Knows No Borders: Navigating the Fiancé Visa

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we celebrate the love stories that transcend borders and bring couples together. For many, finding love in the United States opens the door to a world of possibilities. If you’ve found love abroad, the fiancé visa offers a path to beginning your life together. In this blog post, we explore the

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From Smuggling to Trafficking: The Path to Status and Healing

Since January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, I wanted to highlight one of our recent trafficking cases, which highlights how smuggling can turn into trafficking. What our client went through was beyond horrific and I’ve changed some identifying information. But, I hope this post helps people see that just because you make one bad

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Saying “I Do” to a New Beginning: One-Step Adjustment Through Marriage

We always love when an immigration story begins with a love story that ends with an “I do.” Whether you and your partner started the immigration process from the very beginning with a Fiance Visa, or you came to the United States and found love, marriage can be a great way to obtain status and

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Empowering Voices: Naturalization During an Election Year

As we approach 2024, we also approach a presidential election year. One major distinction between citizens and lawful permanent residents or individuals with other immigration statuses lies in the right to vote. You, perhaps more than anyone else, understand the influence that the presidential administration can have over immigration policies and procedures, impacting millions of

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