Category Archives: Cuban Adjustment Act

Green Cards under the Cuban Adjustment Act: Tips from a Boston Immigration Lawyer

Deportation Defense Tips for Boston Immigration Court Yesterday I went to Boston District Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a green card interview for an immigration client from Cuba who filed his I-485 so that he could get a green card under the Cuban Adjustment Act. Today, I'd like to share some insights I've gained into how to prepare an adjustment of status application under the Cuban Adjustment Act. READ MORE

Cubans No Longer Get Green Cards in Immigration Court

A recent decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals changes the immigration process for Cubans seeking permanent residency in the United States. Pursuant to the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act of 1966, Cuban nationals who appear at U.S. border posts seeking admission are generally paroled into the United States as "Cuban asylees." After entry into the U.S., Cubans can immediately apply for work permits. Then, one year after living in the U.S., Cuban nationals can file I-485 applications to adjust their status to obtain their green cards. Although Cubans who are paroled into the U.S. have a clear path to permanent residency (getting a green card), they are placed into the deportation proceedings and, therefore, must appear before an Immigration Judge in Immigration Court. READ MORE