In 2018, more than 100,000 people who legally immigrated to the U.S. had been waiting a decade or more to apply for a green card. And it seems this trend is tied to changes in green card quotas going back to the 1990s.
Unfortunately, a fair number of marriages just don’t work out. However, for those whose marriage also facilitated their immigration to the United States, divorce can be even more challenging. How divorce impacts someone’s immigration status depends mainly on where they are in the process when they decide to end their marriage.
H-1B visas provide exciting opportunities for workers looking to come to the United States. Someone with an H-1B can find work in a specialty occupation, while also working toward becoming an American citizen.
Immigration law in the United States allows children who are unmarried and come to the U.S. before the age of 21 to apply for lawful permanent resident status. But, because of backlogs in processing, someone can easily “age out” if they reach their 21st birthday before the government accepts their application.
U.S. immigration law provides for two main categories of family-based immigrant visas: Immediate Relative Immigrant visas and Family Preference visas. While both stem from family ties to U.S. citizens, a few key differences exist between the two.
Applying for a visa to enter the United States can be an intimidating process. Whether you are a U.S. citizen looking to help your spouse enter the country or a foreign national who recently married a U.S. citizen, you probably have a lot of questions.
With wedding season fast approaching, some couples have an extra item on their wedding “to do” list: a visa that allows a non-citizen partner to legally be in the United States prior to marriage.
Last year, we reported on the administration’s horrifying policy to separate migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border—which was first announced in May of 2018. The policy led to massive public outcry. At the end of June, federal courts ordered that the policy be ended—and families to be reunified.
Since President Trump took office at the beginning of 2017, immigrants have been alarmed by the onslaught of federal measures designed to thwart the arrival of new immigrants in the U.S.—and expel those who already reside here. Such attacks have affected legal and illegal immigrants alike.
We’ve reported at length in previous posts on the current administration’s targeted efforts to deter asylum seekers in the U.S. However, asylum seekers are not only facing critical challenges in this country. Many governments around the world are struggling with how to handle the increasing number of refugees and displaced people in need of a sanctuary.