Comprehensive Immigration Solutions
K-1 Visas Explained
Many people all over the world get married each day with ease, but when it comes to marriages where one of the parties is a U.S. citizen, and the other is not, things get a little more complicated. The road to obtaining a marriage-based visa requires that the couple make critical, and at times,…Read More
Can A Green Card Holder Sponsor A Parent?
Although immigrating to the U.S. and receiving a green card is a huge accomplishment, one of the toughest things about it is that you are separated from family abroad. Most of our clients and prospective clients wish their entire family could be together. As our parents age, the distance can be especially difficult. …Read More
What is the Impact of the President’s Executive Order Suspending Immigration?
Yesterday evening, President Trump signed an executive order to stop U.S. embassies and consulates abroad from issuing green cards for 60 days. The order targets both employment and family-based green cards processed abroad. Given that nearly all U.S. embassies and consulates abroad are already closed for in-person interviews, the executive order’s impact is likely minimal.…Read More
What Changes Have Been Made to the EB-5 Investor Program?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a final rule in the Federal Register making significant changes to the E-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The EB-5 Investor Program allows individuals and their families to apply for permanent residence in the U.S. by making an investment in a commercial enterprise that creates (or preserves) 10 full-time…Read More
Successful Fundraiser for Just Neighbors
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Pratibha Agarwal, Principal Shareholder, hosted a successful fundraiser at her home for Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization providing free immigration legal services to low-income residents throughout northern Virginia. Attendees included attorneys from various law firms throughout the DC metro area, members of the World Bank Group, the Federal Government, PwC…Read More
How the USCIS is Changing Their Fees
USCIS will increase premium processing fees from $1,225 to $1,410 effective October 1, 2018. Premium processing is an optional service that is currently authorized for certain employment-based petitioners filing Forms I-129 (nonimmigrant visas) or I-140 (permanent residence). The system allows petitioners to request 15-day processing if they pay an extra fee. The optional premium processing…Read More
Pratibha Agarwal Elected to Board of Directors, Just Neighbors
We are pleased to announce that Pratibha Agarwal, Principal Shareholder, was elected to the board of directors of Just Neighbors, a nonprofit organization in Northern Virginia dedicated to serving the region’s immigrant community. Just Neighbors opened its doors in 1996 after a group of pastors and attorneys came together in an effort to resolve…Read More
Workplace Enforcement and Raids
7-Eleven stores in over 15 states have found themselves to be the focus of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the agency increases its efforts in eliminating the hiring and employment of an illegal workforce in U.S. businesses. ICE has issued Notice of Inspections, commonly known as “Silent Raids,” to several 7-Eleven stores where the…Read More
Possible Changes to EB-5 Regulations
The EB-5 program is an investment-based option for permanent residence for individuals who are able to invest $500,000 to $1 million in a U.S. commercial enterprise which results in the creation of at least 10 full-time jobs. Should investors be able to meet these requirements, both the applicant and their qualifying family members will receive…Read More
TPS Terminated for El Salvador
On January 8, 2018, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for citizens of El Salvador to be effective on September 9, 2019. TPS provides lawful status and work authorization to people already in the United States from countries affected by armed conflict or natural disasters. The TPS program for Salvadorans was implemented…Read More