Welcome our 2 Newest U.S. Citizens

  We are delighted to share that two of our clients have successfully obtained their United States citizenship through the naturalization process!      The naturalization process can be cumbersome and involves a lengthy interview with questions regarding American civics and history. Our team is honored to have guided these individuals through every step of…

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4.21.24 Understanding VAWA Timelines and Process

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    For victims of abuse seeking protection and stability in the United States, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) offers a crucial pathway through self-petitioning. However, it’s essential to understand the intricacies of this process, including timelines and steps involved. At our immigration firm, we’re dedicated to providing guidance and support to individuals navigating…

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Will I Get Deported if My VAWA Case Got Denied?

    Facing a denied Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) case can be a daunting prospect for survivors of domestic violence, raising concerns about potential deportation and the future of their immigration status. At our immigration firm, we understand the gravity of this situation and aim to provide clarity and guidance to our clients navigating…

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USCIS Extends Automatic Extension Period for EADs to 540 Days

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a Temporary Final Rule (TFR) effective April 8, 2024, increasing the automatic extension period for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to up to 540 days. This extension aims to provide work authorization to those facing delays in EAD renewal adjudications.   The temporary final rule applies…

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Is Physical Abuse Required in a VAWA Case?

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    Filing a self-petition based on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped many individuals, and many of our clients, secure a work permit, social security card, permanent residence, and ultimately U.S. citizenship.  There is a common misconception that physical abuse is a prerequisite for a successful VAWA petition. While physical abuse can…

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H-1B Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process Completed

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  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has successfully concluded the initial registration period for the FY 2025 H-1B numerical allocations, commonly referred to as the H-1B cap. This process, conducted electronically, has determined the beneficiaries eligible for filing H-1B cap-subject petitions for the fiscal year. Selected beneficiaries and their prospective petitioners have been…

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Celebrating Seven Years of Success: A Message from Our Founder

Pratibha Agarwal Managing Attorney, Agarwal Law Group

Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,   I am thrilled to announce that we are celebrating seven years of unwavering commitment, dedication, and success at Agarwal Law Group.  As I reflect on this milestone, I am filled with gratitude for this incredible journey, our clients, and the fantastic team of people I have been so lucky…

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Path to Green Cards – Celebrating Multiple VAWA Approvals

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We are thrilled to share the fantastic news of not one, but FOUR recent Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) approvals for our clients! These recent VAWA approvals mark a significant turning point in their lives, granting them permission to be legally present in the U.S., to have work authorization indefinitely, and to qualify for a…

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7 Ways To Qualify for a Green Card in the U.S.

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There are various ways to qualify for permanent residency in the U.S. We will discuss several methods of obtaining a green card. Obtaining a green card through marriage is one of the most common ways to obtain lawful permanent resident status. However, that’s not very helpful to people who wish to live and work in…

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Are you Ready to Register Your Employees for the H-1B Lottery?

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. These occupations typically require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, along with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the specific specialty. Common fields for H-1B visas include,…

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