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 [...]

Upgrading I-130 after becoming U.S. Citizen

Generally, U.S. citizens can bestow greater benefits on their alien relatives, and often the first course of action is to obtain naturalization for the alien’s U.S. permeant resident relative. If a permeant resident previously filed an I-130 petition for spouse and/or minor children they can upgrade the petition when they become a U.S. citizen. [...]

By |2017-02-26T23:26:52+00:00February 26th, 2017|Immigration, International|0 Comments

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 [...]

What does the president’s executive order on immigration mean for you?

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” The Executive Order has far reaching and significant impact not only on the admission of refugees into the United States but also on the immigration system at large and even international travel from [...]

By |2017-01-29T23:12:24+00:00January 28th, 2017|Governments, Immigration, International|0 Comments

City Council’s new Consent to Search Bill

The City Council’s Disastrous Consent to Search Bill: Not Actually as Disastrous as Most Cops Think The current New York CIty Council appears to be dangerously liberal. They also don’t seem very experienced about the world, or the city. Their latest foray into making a cop’s job harder is a bill that would require [...]

By |2017-01-15T19:13:59+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Financial, International, Taxes, Uncategorized|0 Comments