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I’m on an H-1B Visa, When Should I Start the Green Card Process?

By Brianne Donovan, Immigration Attorney You’re on an H-1B visa – congratulations! We understand how difficult and complex the U.S. immigration process can be. Having an H-1B visa provides a sense of security for three years initially and can be… Read More
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I’ve Sent in My Application to USCIS: What’s Next?

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk If you’re a foreign national navigating the U.S. immigration system, it’s likely you’ve had to adopt the patience of Job. The U.S. immigration system is a waiting game, which can be immensely fru… Read More
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Group of winners

By Nikita Hernandez, Sumner Immigration Law Paralegal It’s that time of year again! Sumner Immigration is participating in the 15th annual Legal Food Frenzy through FeedMore from April 1 – 30, 2021.The Legal Food Frenzy (LFF) is an annual… Read More
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Goodbye Public Charge, Hello Path to Citizenship

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk If you were considering filing for a green card, there’s no time like the present. On March 9, USCIS announced it would no longer be applying the Trump-era public charge rule. This is great news for… Read More
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Can I Change My Name During the Green Card Process?

By Nikita Hernandez, Sumner Immigration Law Paralegal It’s official! You’ve become Mr. or Mrs. and want to take on your spouse’s name while getting your US permanent residence situated, but when is the best time to do that? APPLYING FOR A NAME… Read More
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USCIS and Department of State Updates Including K-1 Visas: September 2020

USCIS and Department of State are both slowly reopening following Covid-related closures. However, both agencies have changed their practices to adapt to the ongoing pandemic. Here are the policy and scheduling changes we are seeing as of September 2… Read More
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Voting Series Part 1: Can I Vote?

By Samantha Davis, Immigration Lawyer in Richmond, VA With the upcoming Presidential election, Sumner Immigration has decided to create a series of posts on voting. We hope that this information will allow you to confidently register to vote, know wh… Read More
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Sumner Immigration Law is an organization that is dedicated to anti-racism

We recognize that Black people in the U.S. have suffered from systemic racism, oppression, injustice, inequality, and violence for over 400 years. This racism and oppression are woven into the fabric of our country. We recognize that even though we m… Read More
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I Lost My Job on H-1B (or other nonimmigrant visa status): What are My Options?

By Brianne Donovan, Sumner Immigration Law Clerk Unemployment is always concerning, and now the possibility at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now as we face the economic uncertainties of the coronavirus. When faced with an unexpected lay of… Read More
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Covid-19 & Green Card Holders

First, a note on terminology: A lawful permanent resident (LPR) is the same thing as a permanent resident and as a green card holder. All of these terms mean the same thing. In addition, the information below applies to both LPRs and conditional resi… Read More
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