Failing to maintain the conditions of your visa, being convicted of a crime, or being undocumented can put immigrants at risk of deportation. When detained by ICE, many immigrants and their families have no idea what to expect, how long the process might take, or whether they should consult with an immigration attorney. The laws about this topic are subject to change. An attorney can help you stay up to date, but here’s a general primer that may be helpful.
The Department of State recently released its updated visa bulletin for August of 2019, which includes new final action and application filing dates for green card petitioners. If you have submitted a petition on behalf of someone else or plan to petition for permanent residency, it’s important to monitor these announcements and have your documentation ready for your immigration attorney. Below is an overview of this month’s visa bulletin.
Whether you’re applying for an H-1B visa or pursuing U.S. citizenship, the complexity of the American immigration system can make achieving your dreams challenging. An immigration attorney can be an instrumental resource, interacting with the government on your behalf and helping you avoid common mistakes that can cause lengthy delays or a rejection of your petition entirely. Below are some of the reasons to hire an immigration law firm to represent your interests.
The E-2 visa is reserved for foreign nationals who plan on investing a substantial amount of money into an American company and have strong incentives to return to their home country. Unless you’re already in the country under a different nonimmigrant visa, the application process will likely include an interview with consular authorities who will review your petition and planned investments. The immigration attorneys at Berd & Klauss, PLLC in New York City understand how intimidating this process can be, so they have some tips for successfully completing this step of the process.