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Marriage-Based Green Cards Interviews in 2 Months in NJ

In 16 years I have never seen this type of turnaround. It’s not in all Newark cases but definitely some. Now, recall that Newark covers the vast majority of applications in NJ. There is only one other Immigration office in Jersey and that is a very small building comparatively. Three…

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Same Sex Marriage For Immigration/ Green Cards : Updated For 2020

What are the benefits of same sex marriage immigration What Kind Of Marriage Is Considered Valid for Same Sex Marriage Immigration? Common issues for gay and lesbian couples trying to get a green card through marriage? Avenues for green card applications for same sex immigrants If you are in a…

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Getting a Green Card: Marriage vs. Employment

You have a handful of choices when seeking permanent residence in the United States. Most people usually choose between getting a green card through family, particularly marriage, or looking at employment visas. There are varying waiting times for many immigrants in different relative classifications, from siblings of citizens to the…

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4 Main Problems (and Solutions) in Same Sex Marriage Green Card Cases

It’s now been a few years  since same sex marriage has been considered legal in the United States Let’s address some of the common problems and solutions for same sex marriage Green Card cases. Now, same sex marriage green cards between citizens and immigrants may form the basis for legal immigration. Here are…

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Immigration from Poland: Getting a Green Card in the US

Looking to Immigrate to the United States from Poland? The US has long been a place of refuge and opportunity for people from Poland. Here is the best advice on how to get your green card in the US if you are Polish. How Can A Polish Citizen Get A Green…

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Same Sex Immigration: Marriage and Bisexuality

The New York Times published a piece a few years ago called “Bisexual: A Label With Layers.” There were no direct references to immigration law, but I immediately thought of our work, especially the recent green card applications we have successfully completed in same sex immigration marriage. As the Immigration Service points out on…

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The Top 4 Mistakes in Immigration through Marriage

About 21% of all immigrants enter the US through family-based green cards every year. Many people believe that getting a green card through marriage is one of the fastest and easiest ways to become a US citizen, but this is not necessarily the case. Things can go very wrong with…

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Review of New Developments in Same Sex Marriage Immigration

With a new sense of freedom, many couples consisting of US Citizens and immigrants have begun to consider green cards through same sex marriage immigration. If you are someone enjoying this new liberty, read on. This new development emerged just a few months ago with the new Supreme Court case,…

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Green Cards through Marriage: 5 Points You Need to Cover

Whether you: Marry a US Citizen after arriving in the US from a foreign country OR You are a US Citizen who marries an immigrant, You have the same concerns about green cards. Here are 5 essential points you need to cover: The citizenship examination has 100 questions to study,…

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5 Things You Must Know About Same Sex Marriage Immigration

1. Hundreds of same sex couples filed for green cards through marriage before the groundbreaking 2013 US Supreme Court decision in Windsor. Good news: the Immigration Service is reviewing cases filed since early 2011 and reopening prior denials. 2. More good news: Same Sex couples who filed in the last 3 months are…

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6 Ways to Get a Green Card

People always want to know, when they call, email and ultimately consult with our immigration firm: “Mr. York, how do I get a green card?” So let’s look at some numbers. For example, in 2011, a little more than 1 million people became Green Card holders, also known as permanent…

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Immigration Reform and Same Sex Marriage

Two of the most anticipated developments this year are what Congress will do about immigration reform and how the Supreme Court will rule on same sex marriage. It is very significant that there is much intersection between these issues, despite little connection being drawn publicly between them. If the High…

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Frequently Asked Immigration Questions

I’ve been exclusively practicing Immigration Law for 25 years.  But rarely have I heard people sound so afraid of their outcomes.  We’ve had great success with immigration cases under the last four presidents: Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump. It does not matter who’s in power.  Bill Clinton did more damage…

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New Trump Immigration Order Flies in the Face of Common Sense

Obviously it’s an understatement to say that the new Trump order stinks. Temporarily suspending the H1B visa, and other work visas makes no sense, by ignoring the US need for workers in healthcare, schools, camps, technology, and so many other industries especially during Covid.  The mythological argument that immigrants steal…

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The 601 A “Unlawful Presence Waiver” Can Keep You in the US

The old 601A rules: a review New 601A waiver: 4 main changes In August 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers to all individuals who are eligible for the unlawful presence waiver and who can establish extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen, or…

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4 Things You Must Know to Be a Naturalized Citizen

Want to be Naturalized in the US? Here’s what you need to know.

Every year between 700,000-750,000 people are naturalized in the United States. The process can be straightforward, or incredibly complex depending on the case. Is Naturalization the same as Citizenship? Yes, you can become a US citizen either through birth, or through naturalization. Generally, people are born U.S. citizens if they…

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