In previous blog posts, we have discussed two common waivers that are often required when applying for lawful permanent resident status (the “green card”), the I-601 and the I-601A. In this post, we discuss a third waiver, the I-212. The I-212 is used to waive a prior removal (deportation). It is also used if you have been unlawfully present in the United States for more than one year and you attempt to reenter unlawfully.Read More
Immigration law blog
In our last blog post, we discussed applying for lawful permanent resident status (the “green card”) in the United States after having an approved immigration visa petition from a family member. However, many people will need to return to their country of citizenship and apply for status through the consulate. Our immigration attorneys address some common questions we receive about this process.Read More
Si tiene un miembro de su familia que puede someter una petición de inmigrante para usted, una de las primeras preguntas seria si usted puede someter la aplicación para la mica (conocido como ajuste de estatus) dentro de los Estados Unidos, o si usted tendrá que regresar a su país de nacimiento para aplicar a través del consulado (conocido como proceso consular).Read More
El primer paso para convertirse en un residente a través de un familiar directo es el archivar y recibir la aprobación del I-130 , Petición para Familiar Extranjero, de que se habló en la entrada del blog anterior.
Una vez aprobado, hay varias maneras para que el beneficiario (la persona que quiere llegar a ser un residente) puede hacerse un residente permanente legal.Read More
The first step in becoming a resident through an immediate family member is filing and receiving approval on Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, which was discussed in a previous blog post (click here to read).
Once approved, there are several ways for the beneficiary (the person who wants to become a resident) to become a Legal Permanent Resident (Green-card holder).Read More
Jose Davila Ortiz came to the U.S. without proper documents when he was two years old. Jose considers himself to be a typical American—he attended school from kindergarten to college here and even played football. Now 40 years later, he faces deportation and permanent separation from his 4 children.
Jose’s situation is a common difficulty many immigrants face in the U.S. and here in the Seattle area. For Jose, and many others, Cancellation of Removal would be a significant option to put him on the path to get his Green Card and ultimately his citizenship...Read More