Green Cards for Children

Green Cards for Children

Many of my clients consist of parents who are applying (petitioning) for green cards for their children. However, it may not be  immediately clear as to who is considered to be a “child” in the immigration process. As a Miami immigration lawyer, I am happy...
Can I File An Immigrant Petition for My Stepchild?

Can I File An Immigrant Petition for My Stepchild?

As a Miami immigration attorney, I often am asked whether a stepchild relationship counts for immigration. The short answer is, yes – as a stepparent, you can certainly file an immigrant petition for your stepchild. If you are a U.S. citizen or a green card...
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...
The Green Card Process for Family Members of a Permanent Resident

The Green Card Process for Family Members of a Permanent Resident

In my previous post, I touched upon the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. As you may know, this landmark immigration act sought to promote family unity as a main priority. As a result, present-day immigration law allows for permanent residents of the United...
Immigration Reform: A Look Back to The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

Immigration Reform: A Look Back to The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

As President Obama weighs sweeping changes to existing immigration policy, nearly all the debate has centered on the problem of illegal immigration. Little discussed are the many concerns of legal immigrants. In order to understand the unique tapestry of today’s...
Preference Categories for Family-based Immigrant Visas – How Long Do I Have to Wait?

Preference Categories for Family-based Immigrant Visas – How Long Do I Have to Wait?

As a Miami immigration lawyer handling family-based petitions based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or other qualifying relationship, I often field questions about preference categories for family-based immigrant visas.  There are two groups of family based immigrant...