Pleading “Guilty” or “No Contest” as a Non-Citizen

Pleading “Guilty” or “No Contest” as a Non-Citizen

As a Miami immigration lawyer who has helped numerous clients embark on a path to citizenship, I like to forewarn clients of the limitations of being a non-citizen. One of these limitations pertains to the immigration consequences of pleading guilty or no contest as a...
Getting Married to a United States Citizen? Beware of Red Flags

Getting Married to a United States Citizen? Beware of Red Flags

Miami immigration lawyers  pay very close attention to their marriage petition (Form I-130) cases, and for good reason. To address what they believe to be large numbers of fraudulent marriages (i.e. marriages of convenience, so that the immigrant can obtain an...
So Your Marriage-Based Adjustment Application Was Denied – What’s Next?

So Your Marriage-Based Adjustment Application Was Denied – What’s Next?

As a Miami immigration attorney who has represented a good number of clients on marriage-based green card applications, I have encountered certain themes throughout my career. There have been several instances where a client has come to my office with an approved...
Going to Marry a U.S. Citizen but You’re Outside the U.S.? The Fiance (K-1) Visa May Be For You

Going to Marry a U.S. Citizen but You’re Outside the U.S.? The Fiance (K-1) Visa May Be For You

As a Miami family-based immigration attorney, I represent many immigrants who want to obtain their green card through a marriage to a U.S. citizen by adjusting status in the United States. However, many U.S. citizens first need to bring their future spouse over to the...