Inadmissibility Waivers

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I-601 Waiver for Fraud and Other Inadmissibility Issues There are many situations in which you may find yourself in need of a waiver. If you were found inadmissible at a consulate interview abroad or at an adjustment of status interview in the U.S., you may be wondering what your options are.  What type of waiver […]

Relief for Ukranians

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Uniting for Ukraine Parole Program – If you are outside the United States On April 21, 2022, the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program was announced by the U.S. government. This program allows Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members outside the United States to live and work in the United States for a temporary parole […]

Religious Workers

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Keeping the Faith The United States has a specialized visa program known as the R-1 visa for foreign nationals seeking to work in religious vocations or occupations. This program was instituted in 1990 and has been important in addressing workforce gaps in religious communities.  In order to be eligible for an R-1 visa, individuals need […]

Provisional Waivers

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Relief for Family Members of U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Prior to the Provisional Waiver, those ineligible for adjustment of status because of unlawful presence first had to leave the country, trigger a 10-year bar, and apply for a waiver at a consulate abroad, leading to a lengthy family separation with no guarantees that the […]

Citizenship

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Becoming an American Citizen Applying for Citizenship is an exciting moment in an immigrant’s life. Not only it is almost always the end of the applicant’s dealings with the federal immigration agencies, but it symbolizes the full inclusion of the naturalizing immigrant into American society. In order to apply for naturalization, the applicant generally needs […]