Immigration

December 2014 Visa Bulletin Shown Modest Changes

By |Published on November 13th, 2014|Posted in Immigration
The State Department publishes a monthly report showing immigrant visa availability for family and business immigrants. The categories are described in the bulletin and depend on the priority date, or the date when the immigrant petition was filed with the Department of Homeland Security. The
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Top Five Reasons to Hire Tucker & Ludin for Your Immigration Case

By |Published on November 11th, 2014|Posted in Immigration
Our Experience: When it comes to your immigration case, your attorney’s reputation is as important as yours. Our immigration lawyers have been practicing law for over 35 years.   Each immigration matter is unique and has its own set of facts and challenges. With our experience we have had the
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53 Reasons Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer

By |Published on November 11th, 2014|Posted in Immigration
The last time I counted, there were 53 non-immigrant visas available for people to enter the United States. Each visa begins with a letter from the alphabet followed by a number. The total list of visas looks like an alphabet soup and ranges from A-1 to S-7. When I read through the list of
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Three Ways to Immigrate to the United States

By |Published on November 11th, 2014|Posted in Immigration
Yesterday we wrote about the 53 main visas that one can apply for to enter the United States. Just because you get a visa does not mean that you can immigrate to the U.S. By immigrate, we mean come here to live permanently as a lawful permanent resident with a green card.  There are only three
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Immigration Victory for Victims of Domestic Violence from Guatemala

By |Published on September 8th, 2014|Posted in Immigration
The Board of Immigration Appeals ruled in late August 2014 that Guatemalan victims of domestic violence qualify for asylum as a “particular social group”. The lead Applicant in the case was a Guatemalan woman who was abused on a weekly basis by her husband in Guatemala. The beatings started
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Court Upholds Denial of Cancellation of Removal

By |Published on February 24th, 2014|Posted in Immigration
Clarifying the criteria to qualify for non-Lawful Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal, the First Circuit upheld the Board's decision denying such relief. A non-LPR (an LPR being a green card holder) may qualify for Cancellation of Removal, among other things, if he or she has been in the
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How Does Receipt of Social Security Benefits Effect Your Immigration Status?

By |Published on December 28th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
If you are an immigrant and find yourself in a position where you apply for social security benefits, you should be aware that there are huge risks that this could lead to deportation. According to a recent blog by one of our immigration lawyers, Ahmad Yakzan, Immigrants seeking immigration
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The Intracompany Transfer Visa

By |Published on December 18th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
One of the best ways for our country to expand economically, is to encourage business executives from overseas to open a  branch of their business in the United States. One of our immigration lawyers, Ahmad Yakzan, recently wrote a blog on this very topic. Visit Mr. Yakzan's blog at
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Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

By |Published on December 11th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Now that the Presidential election is behind, when can the US expect to see comprehensive immigration reform? It has been believed that both political parties agree there needs to be reforms. But when will this happen? The Los Angeles Times reported on December 7th, 2012 that the Obama
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What Happens if You Leave the Country After an Immigration Judge Orders Your Removal?

By |Published on December 9th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Since 1952, immigration regulations have tried to prevent immigrants who had departed the United States from pursuing any further relief, such as filing a Motion to Reopen before the Immigration Court or the Board of Immigration Appeals. Under the current regulations, 8 C.F.R. §§ 1003.2(d) and
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