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Protecting Expedited Naturalization Under INA 319(b)

INA 319(b) provides a faster naturalization option for Lawful Permanent Resident spouses who are married to U.S. citizens who work abroad. The physical and continuous residence requirements are waived, allowing applicants who meet the criteria to apply from abroad and...

Opening Your First Estate Account

After you get your Letters of Administration as the Administrator or Executor of the Estate, you will need to set up a separate checking account for the estate with a banker.  When ordering checks, consider that the expenses will not be ongoing.  You’ll need enough...

Trend Towards More Scrutiny at U.S. Borders and Consulates

Scrutiny at the border and consulates is tighter following Trump’s revised travel ban. Foreign travelers can expect detailed questions about their backgrounds. For those travelers who were present in an area when it was controlled by an Islamic State (ISIS), the...

A New Legal Framework for the National Interest Waiver

Immigrant visas under the EB-2 category are available to qualified immigrants who are professionals holding advanced degrees or their equivalent or because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, will substantially benefit the national...

Lawful Permanent Residents Living Abroad

The recent Executive Orders issued by President Trump have created very high levels uncertainty for so many immigrants, even those not from the seven countries subject to the current travel ban. The term “lawful permanent resident” seems like a permanent status but it...