Why Your Intent Must Match Your Visa

By |Published on February 25th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
One of the primary issues a US Citizenship and Immigration officer considers when deciding whether to issue a visa is whether the applicant’s intent matches the intent of the visa.  For example, the officer will not issue a vacation visa if it is the applicant’s intent to immigrate. In fact,
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The Time to File H1B Petitions is Just Around the Corner

By |Published on February 15th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
If you are an immigrant hoping to receive an H1B visa, you should be working with your employer to prepare the petition now.  Although there are no H1B visas available for fiscal year 2013, if you apply on April 1, you may qualify to receive a visa once they become available for fiscal year 2014.
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What is Persecution?

By |Published on February 15th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
At Tucker & Ludin, we often represent people who want to apply for asylum because, if they return to their original home country, they will be persecuted. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service reviews and grants petitions if the immigrant has suffered persecution or fears they will suffer
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How to Get a Green Card

By |Published on February 14th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
Thousands of immigrants come to America each year to be with their families, get married or start a new life. Most enter the United States using an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, which solidifies temporary residency status. To achieve permanent residency, you must obtain a “Green Card.” The
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Faces of “Illegal” Immigrants

By |Published on February 8th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
As an immigration lawyer I often hear, “Illegal immigrants should all leave. What is it about the word “illegal” that they don’t understand?” There seems to be a misconception that undocumented immigrants should be viewed as criminals. After all, they are breaking the law. However,
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How Does VAWA Act Impact Immigration Issues?

By |Published on February 8th, 2013|Posted in Immigration
VAWA is the common way of referencing the Violence Against Women Act. This comprehensive act applies to violence against women and men. It can be applied to immigration cases in circumstances where an immigrant is abused by their US citizen husband or wife. At Tucker & Ludin, we often see cases
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