Removing Conditions from Permanent Residence Based on Marriage

Removing Conditions from Permanent Residence Based on Marriage

Many of my clients have obtained conditional permanent residence in the United States based upon marriage to a United States Citizen. Here are some common questions that I receive from some of my clients as a Miami immigration attorney. Why is my permanent residence...
Same-sex marriages to be allowed in Florida thus eliminating the hassle and expense of green card seekers to marry out of state

Same-sex marriages to be allowed in Florida thus eliminating the hassle and expense of green card seekers to marry out of state

As a Miami immigration attorney, I was especially pleased about this week’s announcement that same-sex marriages could begin in Florida after January 5th, 2015.  The announcement followed after the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined on Wednesday to...
DOMA and Transgender Spouses – How this Relates to Your Marriage Petition

DOMA and Transgender Spouses – How this Relates to Your Marriage Petition

As a Miami family-based immigration attorney, I had previously touched upon the effect of the United State Supreme Court’s  ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that the government cannot deny federal benefits to...
Can More Than One Person File a Visa Petition for the Same Intending Immigrant?

Can More Than One Person File a Visa Petition for the Same Intending Immigrant?

As a Miami immigration attorney handling family-based petitions, I sometimes have clients asking me if more than one person can file for the same immigrant. To that, I would say that the short answer is yes, a foreign national who has more than one close relative in...
If I Marry a United States Citizen, Will My Visa Overstay Be Waived?

If I Marry a United States Citizen, Will My Visa Overstay Be Waived?

“What happens if I have overstayed my visa?”  I get asked this question a lot as an family-based immigration attorney in Miami, Florida. If you are a foreign citizen who is in the United States after entering legally and having overstayed your visa, you...
Conditional Residency – What You Need to Know

Conditional Residency – What You Need to Know

In my career as a Miami family-based immigration attorney, I have represented numerous clients who are seeking to adjust status based on marriage to a United States citizen. If you are a foreign national and have been married to your U.S. citizen spouse for less than...