Useful Immigration Articles


October 6, 2020 The Department of State will begin accepting online registrations for the Fiscal Year 2022 Diversity Visa lottery starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at noon EDT. Foreign nationals who wish to enter the lottery have until Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at noon EST to file online. The Department of State annually administers the statutorily-created Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. For Fiscal......

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January 27, 2020 Q. Can my son’s stepmother petition for him to get a green card? My son is 15. He was born in Mexico and now he is here legally as an H-4, child of a temporary worker. Seven years ago, his father married a U.S. citizen. His father and stepmother live in Arizona and he lives with me in Texas. If his stepmother can petition for him, where do we file his papers? Helen Camacho, Dallas A. Your son’s stepmother can petition for a green card for him. Since your son......

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June 25, 2017 Since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional, our federal agencies are now required to treat same-sex couples who are legally married in the same manner as they would opposite-sex couples. In the immigration world, this means that USCIS must (and does) treat a same-sex spousal immigrant visa petition just as they would a petition filed by spouses of the opposite sex. As a result, we have now had the opportunity to assist many same-sex couples in the petitioning......

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