The Return of the Visa Lottery

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program begins taking applications this month. The program, sometimes referred to as the visa lottery, has operated for more than 30 years.  The program’s goal is to diversify the group of immigrants...

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Inadmissibility: What It Is & What To Do About It

Whether you’re already in the US or are just now reaching the border, it’s possible to be found inadmissible. This means you’re unable to legally enter or stay in the US. Although there are many reasons to be found inadmissible, it might ...

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The Importance of Maintaining Your Immigration Status

Obtaining legal status in the U.S. is an amazing milestone. Yet, that legal status will only last for the duration of your visa or as long as you fulfill the requirements asked of you during your stay. Failure to maintain your immigration status wi...

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4 Reasons You May Receive a Green Card Application Denial

Applying for a green card (lawful permanent residence) is an important step in remaining in the United States. Yet, the green card process can also be overwhelming, especially if your application gets denied. Here we discuss the most common reasons...

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Who Is Eligible for Temporary Protected Status?

The United States offers protection to those from other countries who believe they’re in danger should they return home. Through temporary protected status (TPS), individuals escaping ongoing armed conflicts such as war, disasters such a...

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Legal Reasons a US Immigrant Can Be Deported

It’s typically believed that only non-citizens of the US are eligible for deportation. This isn’t true. Even US immigrants who hold a green card (lawful permanent residence) can become deportable under specific circumstances. Legal Reasons Wh...

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What Is Adjustment of Status?

It’s the goal of many to live and work within the US permanently. To do so, you must obtain your green card, which requires you to complete the adjustment of status process. What Is an Adjustment of Status? An adjustment of status is the pro...

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What to Expect During the US Asylum Process

The US asylum process is in place to help protect those who come to the US after fleeing their home country. Asylum is a legal protection granted to those already in the US who meet the international definition of a refugee. The Immigration and Na...

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5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Immigration Attorney

The immigration process can be overwhelming to handle on your own. There are many documents to complete and steps to take. While the USCIS believes the process can be completed without an attorney, there are certain scenarios where calling a lawyer ...

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The Most Common Visa Types, Explained

If you are a citizen of a foreign country seeking to enter the United States, you must first obtain a US visa. The type of visa issued to you communicates your eligibility to enter the US for a specific purpose.  What Are the Most Common Typ...

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