DREAMERS – Deferred Action Filing Tips

On August 1, 2012, the government is expected to announce the filing process for DREAMERS to request deferred action pursuant to President Obama’s June 15, 2012 Executive Order.  In anticipation of being able to file for deferred action, DREAMERS should be collecting their high school transcripts and diplomas, certified copy of their birth certificate, medical records, proof of entry into the United …

Deferred Action Relief for Young Immigrants – Conference Call

On June 18, 2012, I participated in a conference call with Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, USCIS, David Aguilar, Acting Commissioner, CBP, and John Morton, Director, ICE.  It was made extremely clear that the government is NOT accepting requests for deferred action at this time and to be very wary of notaries/notarios, immigration paralegals, immigration consultants, tax preparers, form preparers, translators, etc. …

FINALLY – Deferred Action Relief for Young Immigrants

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama and Secretary of DHS Janet Napolitano announced a legalization process for undocumented immigrant students who have long resided in the United States. Please share this information with your families, friends, and business associates. Shane & Shane, P.A. looks forward to helping qualified persons with this process. Secretary Napolitano Announces Deferred Action Process for …

December 22, 2008: Visa Waiver and Pending I-130 Petition

Visa Waiver and Pending I-130 Petition I am a United States citizen and plan on submitting an I-130 for my alien spouse who is a Japanese national. As a member of the Visa Waiver Program, Japanese citizens such as my wife need not visit the American Consulate to obtain a visitor’s visa. If she arrives at the port of entry …

December 15, 2008: J-1 Visa Holder to Wed a U.S. Citizen

J-1 Visa Holder to Wed a U.S. Citizen I am an American citizen and I want to marry a Romanian citizen. We are living together, but we want to make it official. She has a J1 visa and also her son (14 years old, also Romanian citizen), has J2 visa, as dependent. Questions: 1. What do I /we have to …

How Long Can a Person Stay Outside the USA on a Reentry Permit?

How Long Can a Person Stay Outside the USA on a Reentry Permit? My friend is a green card holder. She came to the US last year and left the US after 4 months. She filed for a reentry permit, but she left before she received it. According to the instructions on the form, she can live outside from September …

December 1, 2008: Conversion From FB-1 to FB-3 Category

Conversion From FB-1 to FB-3 Category My parents are US citizens. I am in India. My category now is F1. Now the National Visa Center has asked for documents. But, now I just got married. What should I do? I am confused about this and what will be my status? If it is F3, how long will it take for …

November 17, 2008: Visa Lottery and Derivative Beneficiaries

Visa Lottery and Derivative Visas My brother-in-law won the Diversity Visa (“DV”) lottery and passed the interview. He was issued an immigrant visa to enter US. He was told he must enter within the next six months. At the time of his visa application he was unmarried. He was dating the girl in his hometown and now intends to marry …

November 10, 2008: Affidavit of Support Issues

Affidavit of Support Issues Greetings. I’m having trouble with the affidavit of support in order to sponsor my husband. Reason being I am currently unemployed and don’t have anyone to turn to for sponsoring help. My husband is a professional but can’t practice in his field until he receives a work permit. My question is can we submit Form I-765 …