Making sense of USCIS new 90 days rule

Last year the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) updated the Foreign Affairs Manual eliminating the 30/60/90 day rule and to provide U.S. consular officers with new guidance relating to the term “misrepresentation” as it relates to aliens in the U.S. “who conduct themselves in a manner inconsistent with representations they made to consular officers concerning their [...]

Blue Lives Matters Gala Honors NYPD

Robert Kohina Law Firmis honored at the first annual Blue Lives Matter gala, for his contribution as President of the Brotherhood for the Fallen NYC charity foundation. Brotherhood for the Fallen is a non-profit organization dedicated to emotional and financial support for the families of police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice - giving their lives [...]

How to Fill Form N-400 Application for Naturalization – Complete Step by Step guide with examples and Attorney commentary.

Complete Step by Step guide with examples and Attorney commentary. It seems that despite USCIS’s best effort form N-400 keeps getting longer, more expensive and more complicated. Accuracy and completeness of USCIS Form N-400 are critical for a smooth approval process. Most of the questions on the form are very straightforward and self-explanatory, but [...]

Benefits of US citizenship

More than just the right to vote, what are the Benefits of U.S. Citizenship? Following the election of Donald Trump as President, there has been an enormous uptick in applications for U.S. Citizenship and with good reason, I might add. Yet, many permanent residents apparently are content to remain aliens, even when they become [...]

Extraordinary Ability Immigration

The Employment Based First preference category always reminds me of Tina Turner’s song “You’re simply the best” because it pretty much sums up the standard for EB-1A immigrant category. The legal standard in the EB1 extraordinary ability category is very high. While the EB-1A category was intended to apply to a small group of individuals, it [...]