Clarity and Strength in Immigration Law

Posted in: August, 2013

How long will it take for my F2A (or other Family-Based) Application to be Processed?

By now, many permanent residents and their families have filed the I-130/I-485 package with USCIS in light of the “current” priority dates as reflected in the August and September visa bulletins. A burning question then is “how long will this take?” And for that question, I have a classic lawyer answer: It Depends! I-130 Processing […]

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September 2013 Visa Bulletin: What’s Happening Now, and Visa Bulletin Predictions

The September 2013 visa bulletin has been published, and it brings more good news for lots of people. More specifically: –          The F2A category (for spouses and minor, unmarried children of permanent residents) is still current for all categories! –          The EB-2/India category has not just stayed the same, but it actually has advanced to […]

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I-485 RFE Response Submitted: What’s Next?

As per my earlier post, USCIS issued many RFEs for pending employment-based I-485s (applications for adjustment of status, or green card applications) this summer in anticipation of the priority dates for those cases becoming current. We know that our clients and others have gone to significant lengths to timely respond to the RFEs, including contacting […]

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What is the National Interest Waiver Filing Process?

Are you interested in filing the EB-1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability or Outstanding Researcher/Professor, or EB-2 NIW, but not sure what the filing process is like? Check out this visual for an overview of the process! If you are looking for experienced EB-1 or NIW attorney, please contact us today to set a consultation to […]

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F2A Family-Based Filings for Spouses and Children of Green Card Holders is Underway! Best Practices and Red Flags for Successful Filings!

As we discussed earlier, the visa bulletin for August 2013 shows that the F2A category is current. This means that green card holders (legal permanent residents) can file the I-130 petition and the I-485 application for spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21. This is great news for a lot of families who […]

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