Much of the news coverage on Capitol Hill this week has been understandably focused on the sit-in protests undertaken by House Democrats in an attempt to force a vote on gun control measures.
Last week, our blog began discussing how U.S. immigration laws are drafted in such a way as to facilitate family unity, as evidenced by the K-3 and K-4 nonimmigrant visas, which allow the alien spouses of U.S. citizens and their minor children to stay in the country while the State Department processes their Form I-130s.
In our last post, we started discussing how the alien spouses of U.S. citizens and their minor children can be admitted to the U.S. while waiting for the State Department to process their documentation thanks to the K-3 and K-4 nonimmigrant visa.
In recognition of the difficulty that can result when spouses and their children are forced to live apart, the federal government has long chosen to structure its immigration laws, as well as its policies and procedures, in a way that facilitates family unity.
Two years ago, an unprecedented number of young people made the long and dangerous journey from Central America to the U.S. entirely on their own in an attempt to escape the escalating violence and devastating poverty in their native countries.
In our last post, we started discussing how no matter how stressful and time-consuming wedding planning can prove to be, it can rapidly become even more so for those who need to bring their foreign national fiancé here to the U.S.
Virtually anyone who has decided to take a walk down the aisle would tell you that while they wouldn't change anything about their special day, getting everything in order was nothing short of exhausting and nerve-wracking. Indeed, the reality is that most weddings now involve months of painstaking preparation, as the happy couple must do everything from pick a venue and write their vows to finalize a menu and plan their honeymoon.
Over the past several weeks, the immigration policies and procedures in the U.S. have come under fire in light of devastating attacks tied to acts of terrorism in countries across the world. Most recently, it is the fiancé/fiancée visa program.
In a recent blog post, we discussed some of the differences between being a U.S. citizen and being a lawful permanent resident. In that post, which can be read in full by clicking here, we discussed many of the rights and benefits of becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States.
People from other countries regularly come to the U.S. with the intention of reuniting with family members. Many of these immigrants are young people who are looking to escape a dangerous or undesirable situation in their home country and come to the U.S. to find a parent or other relative and a better life.