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Latest U.S. Immigration News: Topics include green cards, investor visas, family visas, EB5 visas, political asylum and more.

Latest U.S. Immigration News: Topics include green cards, investor visas, family visas, EB5 visas, political asylum and more.
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Late Filing Issues: Form I-751

11/19/2010
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Form I-751Late Filing In a previous post we discussed conditional permanent residence and the need for timely filing an I-751 petition to remove the conditions within 90 days prior to the two year anniversary of being granted conditional status. We also mentioned that jointly filed petitions may be filed late where you can demonstrate good cause and extenuating circumstances. This post sparked a lot of followup questions about exactly what qualifies for “good cause” and “extenuating...

Duration: 00:02:51


Conditional Permanent Residency and Form I-751

11/7/2010
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What is Conditional Permanent Residency? All foreign nationals who were married less than two years at the time they were granted permanent residence status (i.e., a green card) obtain what is known as conditional permanent residency status. The same applies to their derivative children. This conditional status is virtually the same as an unconditional permanent residence status except that the conditional immigration status expires two years from the date it was granted. Accordingly,...

Duration: 00:06:54


Social Networking and Marriage Fraud

10/24/2010
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Immigration Marriage Fraud Marriage Fraud is a big issue with USCIS. Last week I came across an article that surprised me. It said that U.S. immigration officers were ”snooping” on social networking sites such asFacebook, MySpace Twitter and a host of others to check marriage fraud. While I am against marriage fraud I began to wonder if the same sources used by investigators could be equally useful in demonstrating bona fide martial relationships. Social networking sites in so many ways...

Duration: 00:03:45


DHS Plans to Terminate Up To 17,000 Cases?

8/29/2010
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Goldman & Loughlin, PLLC Immigration Lawyers interview comments on the DHS’s plans to possible terminates as many as 17,000 removal cases. When asked to comment on this ground breaking policy change, immigration attorney Peter J. Loughlin said “It is a common sense approach to immigration reform that has been far too long in the making—but welcome nonetheless. According to the firm’s senior partner, Thomas W. Goldman, “The reason for the government’s huge backlog of cases (248,000...

Duration: 00:02:01