Immigration Law Blog

  • What should I know about a USCIS hearing?

    In the event that you apply for naturalization but are denied, you or your attorney may request a hearing with the USCIS. It is important to be aware that if you wish to request a USCIS hearing to reassess your application, you must do so within 30 days from the date in which you were […]

  • What is an E-3 classification?

    Australian nationals have their own classification for employment when it comes to applying to come to the United States on a temporary basis. An E-3 classification is for certain specialty occupations. There are a number of criteria that you must meet in order to be eligible for an E-3 visa in the United States. First, […]

  • What should I know about obtaining a green card for employment?

    When you apply for a green card because you have found employment in the United States, it is a very exciting time but it can understandably also be very confusing. There is a lot of paper work to deal with and you are also trying to begin life in a new country that you may […]

  • USCIS Announces Grants for Citizenship Preparation Services

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that it will provide funding to 46 organizations that will assist in providing services to permanent residents that will prepare them for naturalization. The grants aim to promote assimilation for legal permanent residents as they make the transition into naturalized U.S. citizens. The services provided through […]

  • What are my responsibilities as a citizen?

    When you successfully complete the naturalization process and become a United States citizen, it is, of course, a very exciting time. There are a number of responsibilities that come with being a citizen that you may not be aware of. Along with your responsibilities of being a citizen also come rights that you are permitted to […]

  • Resources to assist immigrants with adapting to the US

    When a person immigrates into a new county, they may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn for resources. This is especially true when the individual does not already have any friends or family in the United States. An immigration attorney is an excellent resource that can help you find assistance with the things […]

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    Fee Voucher Lottery for Immigrants in New York

    New York State has initiated a campaign called Naturalize NY to encourage immigrants to who are here with a Green Card to work towards obtaining citizen status. However, one concern that many people who want to obtain a naturalized status have is that they may not be able to afford the fees associated with filing. The […]

  • New York aims to protect immigrant workers

    Last year, New York State published information regarding the Worker Exploitation Task Force, that aims to make sure all workers in the state are receiving necessary payments and are being treated fairly, regardless of immigration status. In a recent Op-Ed by Governor Cuomo, he outlined the steps this program has taken to protect laborers from […]

  • 2018 NYS Budget Includes Immigrant Representation Fund

    In April 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State’s 2018 State Budget was passed. In that budget, money was set aside for programs such as free tuition for some students at SUNY and CUNY schools, the legalization of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, and $2.5 billion in funding to create 100,000 […]

  • What should employment visa holders know about income taxation?

    Each year, the United States accepts thousands of foreign nationals into the country for purposes of temporary employment. The vast majority of employees within the United States are obligated to pay taxes on their income, unless they live in Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, or Wyoming, as those states do not have an […]

  • USCIS Works to Halt H-1B Program Fraud

    Earlier this year, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a plan that aims to combat fraud in the H-1B visa program. An H-1B visa is for foreign nationals who have been labeled “highly-skilled” in the arts, technology, education, business, entertainment, athletics, and other fields. However, the U.S. government has suspected that there are flaws in […]

  • What are the two ways to obtain asylum?

    Millions of people across the world are unfortunately impacted by persecution in their national countries due to their religious beliefs, race, social or political affiliation, or nationality. The United States offers relief from those affected by this persecution through asylum, which allows these individuals to enter the U.S. and seek safety. There are two ways […]