Useful Immigration Articles


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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June 20, 2015 One of our most frequently used services is adjustment of status for the spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens who are present in the U.S. and seeking permanent residency. We are pleased to say that, for the most part, these applications are being processed very swiftly in New York. On average, it takes about 6-8 months for spousal cases and about 8-12 months for parental cases. This is a marked improvement over previous years where there was a significantly longer wait time. We encourage anyone one wanting more information......

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