Green Card Grounds for Rejection

When U.S. Immigration Applications are Rejected: Grounds for Inadmissibility

Many people go to great lengths to apply for permanent residence or citizenship in the U.S., and for good reason. Job opportunities, education, and financial stability may be more available in the...

USCIS Forms

For Sick Immigrants, Additional Barriers to Health Insurance

Mr. Santo’s belly was growing.  It had been for months, as his liver hardened and fluid seeped into the void between his bowels and his abdominal wall.  A spider web of plump veins stretched...

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The Canadian’s Guide to Visiting, Working, and Studying in the US

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Canadians travel southwards into the US. For those planning to work, study, or visit, special benefits are afforded to Canadian nationals, in comparison to other...

What to do about the H-1B Cap

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016 that it had already reached the 2017 H-1B cap. For those who managed to apply during the 5-day period from April 1-5, a...

Married to a US citizen

Applying for a Green Card When Your Spouse is a US Citizen

You married a US citizen, congratulations! The good news is that having a US citizen spouse is one of the fastest and most failsafe routes to permanent resident status.  The bad news is that the...

Dear Donald, Meet Saad.

Donald: Saad.  Saad: Donald.  Consider yourselves e-introduced.  Saad is one of the Muslims refugees you wanted to bar from the United States.  He was resettled here in 2015, and now you’ll find...

Staying in the US after F-1 Visa Expiration: Optional Practical Training

If you’re studying in the US on an F1 visa, you’ve probably started to wonder what will happen after you graduate. The good news is that any student with a degree from an accredited institution...

The Scoop on the 2 vs. 10-year Green Card

If you’ve gone to the effort of filling out your green card forms, you’re probably hoping you won’t have to fill out another US visa application for a long time.  Depending on your...

Marriage-Based Green Card Interview

Acing the Marriage-Based Green Card Interview

Now that you’ve completed your green card forms, you’re ready for the final step: the interview. What is the Purpose of the Green Card Interview? The purpose of the interview for a marriage-based...

US Naturalization Exam

How to Beat the Naturalization Exam

You’ve come this far in your application for citizenship, and now you have one, final task to complete: pass the US Naturalization Test. Although many people feel anxiety about the test, there’s...