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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What is Immigration Detention?

In the US, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for upholding current immigration laws and regulations. This means they’re required by law to detain immigrants based on several factors. One requirement ordered by Congress is th...

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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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Will Filing for Unemployment Affect My Immigration Status?

More than 40 million people in the US have lost their jobs since the coronavirus pandemic began, a staggering figure that shows just how devastating COVID-19 has been. While unemployment benefits are available and have even been increased, many immi...

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