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Family Immigration Archives

Families in limbo waiting for immigration matters to be resolved

In previous posts we have written about the frustrations various types of businesses are experiencing while waiting for immigration matters to be worked through. While these entities are undoubtedly facing hurdles in that department, they are not the only ones. Families are having to navigate the immigration system without knowing how things will end up as well.

Commentary: Speak Out Against Notario Fraud and Immigration Scams

Notario fraud is rampant across the United States, but especially in Latino, Caribbean, Russian and Brazilian communities in South Florida. Scammers target their own, preying on fearful, desperate immigrants and promising often unattainable results. This is something that will increase as immigrants anxiously wait for President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration reform to come into effect.

To learn about immigration options, consult a lawyer

As we have mentioned in previous posts there is more than one way that someone might be able to come to the United States to live. Multiple programs are in place that the average person is not aware of. Accordingly, it can be worth meeting with an immigration lawyer to learn about what options exist.

Ways in which to secure a green card, part 1

For those who would like to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, obtaining a green card is important. There are multiple ways in which this may be accomplished. In this post we will discuss one of those approaches--via sponsorship from a family member. Of course not every family member qualifies for this. Only certain individuals can secure a green card using this route.

Republicans in Congress aim to undo Obama’s immigration orders

In 2012, President Obama announced that he was taking executive actions on the immigration front. The president created a program, called Deferred Action, which afforded renewable work permits to many undocumented immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

Employment and family-based immigration popular options

If you are from another country and would like to come to the United States to live permanently, there may be multiple ways to achieve that goal. The possible routes to becoming a permanent lawful resident include employment based and family-based immigration. Depending on the type of visa sought, the approach taken will vary.

Could you sponsor a relative seeking green card?

Each immigrant has his or her own reasons for seeking to move to the United States. Regardless of the reason there are multiple ways in which the goal may be accomplished. For those with family members already residing in the U.S., that may serve a big catalyst. If those individuals have relatives who are citizens of the U.S., they could play an integral role in the immigration process.

High court ruling could impact some immigrants waiting for visas

As those who have waited for or currently are waiting to secure an immigration visa are probably well aware, it can take quite some time for the process to be complete. A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could make that wait even longer for some individuals. Those who may be impacted by the decision are children who are currently waiting to obtain a visa with their parents.