FAMILY IMMIGRATION BASICS
Michael J. Fox is quoted as saying, “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” One of the hardest parts of life for many immigrants is being away from family members that are not just living in another city or state, but in another country. The United States government recognizes that families are important, and […]
SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS OR SIJS – SOME CHILDREN ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIAL BENEFITS IN THE USA
Most people living in the United States can’t begin to imagine why a child would be sent on a dangerous journey away from their home to another country, but it happens. Children without parents need protection, and the government of the United States has created certain laws to provide extra protection to some children that […]
NEW ASYLUM PROCEDURES CREATE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Beginning on January 29, 2018, USCIS changed its scheduling policy for asylum applicants. Previously, USCIS would schedule asylum interviews first for those that had been waiting the longest. With more asylum applications being filed than USCIS could handle, this created a waiting period that quickly grew to two, three or even five years, depending on […]
WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE FLEEING VENEZUELA?
Beginning on January 29, 2018, USCIS changed its scheduling policy for asylum applicants. For a country with a population of around 32 million, it has been estimated that as many as four million have fled Venezuela during recent years. Why is this? What is causing so many people to abandon the country they were born […]
T VISAS FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Immigrants and children are sometimes targeted by those who choose to take advantage of others, because they often are unaware of their rights and may be afraid to speak with the police to request protection or make a complaint. The U.S. government has created several benefits available to victims of crime or abuse, to encourage […]
LETTER TO MIKE PENCE REGARDING VENEZUELA
Dear Mr. Pence: Greetings from a fellow Hoosier and fellow patriot who loves this country and wants the best for everyone here in the United States and in the world. I have an important subject to write about today. I speak Spanish, which helps tremendously with my work as an immigration attorney, and my office […]
IMPORTANT CHANGE IN ASYLUM INTERVIEW SCHEDULING EFFECTIVE JANUARY 29, 2018
Starting on January 29, 2018, USCIS is changing its procedures for scheduling asylum interviews. The first priority for new appointments will be those that have had an interview scheduled in the past and have had to reschedule their interview for any reason. The second priority will be those that have filed for asylum in the […]
WHAT CAN MY INDIANA BUSINESS DO TO INCREASE THE CHANCE OF COLLECTING FUTURE UNPAID DEBT?
Whatever your business may be, revenue must exist to cover expenses. Revenue can come from clients, customers, businesses, sales, rent from real property, or other sources. At some point in nearly every business, revenue that is expected, sometimes even required for the operation of the business, just never arrives.
HOW TO HIRE MEXICAN PROFESSIONALS THROUGH THE TN VISA PROCESS
The purpose of this article is to provide you with a basic understanding of how your company can benefit from the use of TN visas. In this article, we will use a US company seeking a Mexican citizen engineer as an example. Why is a TN Visa Required? The North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), […]