Eligibility for Adjustment Under TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have represented many non-citizens with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who initially entered the United States without inspection, and over the many years they are present in the United States with TPS, some of them become immediate relatives of U.S. citizens. Many of these individuals are eligible for adjustment of …

The New I-601A Opens the Door for Many Immigrants

On January 3, 2013, the USCIS finalized its regulation regarding the provisional adjudication of waivers for those who will be attending a consular appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate and would be triggering the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility. On July 22, 2016, the Obama Administration published a final rule expanding I-601A provisional unlawful …

Immigration Interview Coming Up? Tips to Ensure Your Green Card Process Goes Smoothly.

Your immigration interview is a crucial step in your application process. Sadly, as a Miami immigration lawyer, I have seen too many instances of entirely avoidable missteps, some of which have had disappointing consequences for the applicant. Below are some tips to ensure that your immigration interview goes smoothly. 1. Be punctual It’s a simple concept, …

Two Common Waivers of Inadmissibility: the 212(i) Fraud Waiver and the 212(h) Criminal Waiver

Inadmissibility is a concept that many Miami immigration lawyers grapple with.  First, some basics about this particular topic. What does it mean to be “inadmissible?” If you are deemed “inadmissible” by the United States government, it means that you have been given the designation that you are not eligible to receive a visa, or to be …

DAPA on hold as Obama’s Executive Immigration Order is Challenged

Before this past Monday, the real concern for Obama’s Executive Immigration Order was whether the Republicans in congress would hold the Department of Homeland Security’s budget hostage until the Order was abolished. Now troubles are worse.  In an order filed on Monday, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville, prohibited the Obama administration …