What to Expect after You File a Form I-130 Petition

Form I-130 can be a powerful tool for reuniting separated immigrant families, but the process of filing it and actually getting your relative a green card can be overwhelming. There are many procedural requirements and potentials for delay. This can be devastating - especially when the stakes are as high as reuniting a separated family. [...]


What Happens at Your Citizenship Interview?

The test for citizenship (also known as a “naturalization interview”) can be an overwhelming experience for anyone going through the immigration process. By understanding the process, you can be better prepared for this daunting task. Consulting with an attorney will also help you understand and protect your legal rights throughout the citizenship process. Experienced Austin [...]


Can Your Citizenship Application Be Denied?

While most immigrants understand that their citizenship application can be denied, it is important to understand the many reasons that can be used for denial. By understanding the application requirements and common problems applicants encounter, you can improve your chances of having a successful application. This can greatly reduce the time spent waiting to become [...]


Who is Eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification that protects juveniles who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent. Special immigrant juveniles whose petitions are approved can also be eligible for lawful permanent residency (a Green Card). This makes SIJS a powerful tool for young immigrants who need the protection of a [...]


Lawsuit Filed Over Denied SIJS Applications

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an important tool in immigration law. It allows young immigrants who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent to obtain temporary or permanent legal residency. This protection does not stop as soon as the child reaches the age of 18 - as long as the petition is [...]