Legal Extensions in Lawsuits: Trust the Legal Experts

Legal Extensions in Lawsuits: Trust the Legal Experts Have you ever been in a legal maze and wondered why your United States legal team hits the pause button with legal extensions? We get it – it sounds unproductive, but stick around, and we’ll break it down. Think of it like a chess game where extending…

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How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer

Are you considering hiring an immigration lawyer to help you resolve a legal matter? If so, it is crucial that you are able to find the right legal professional for your specific case. One of the best things you can do is set up a confidential consultation with an experienced immigration attorney. During your initial…

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Delayed Visa for I-730 Asylee Relative Petition — Should You File a Mandamus Lawsuit?

My name is Josh Goldstein and I’m an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles. We also have an office in Boston. I help people across the country and around the world with all sorts of immigration cases, work permits, green cards, citizenships, and visa petitions. But I’m especially interested in helping people who have delayed immigration…

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My Visa is Delayed in Administrative Processing: What Are My Options?

There are few things more frustrating than dealing with a delayed visa application. A delay can cause serious stress and hardship. It is one of the issues that immigration lawyers get asked about most often: What can I do to expedite my immigration case? While the answer depends on your specific circumstances, you should know…

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Green Card Through Marriage: How Do You Prove that Your Relationship Is Real?

Through a marriage to an American citizen, an immigrant can become a lawful permanent resident in the United States. Indeed, marital relationships are among the most common and straightforward paths to a green card. Though, getting a green card through marriage is not as simple as checking a few boxes. Quite the contrary, there are…

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International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP): Explained

Several countries-such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia-have start-up visa programs in place. Through these programs, an entrepreneur who satisfies certain conditions can obtain conditional residence. Unfortunately, the United States does not have an official startup visa program. The Startup Visa Act of 2011 would have created one, but it stalled in Congress. That…

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A Background Check Or Administrative Processing

Today I’m answering a question from the Facebook group about 221-G, administrative processing, and it comes from somebody named Zi Han. Zi Han, I hope you’re doing well and you’re safe. He got a response to an inquiry from an embassy and he wants to know if his case is on background check or normal…

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Administrative Delay Guide: How You Can Shape True Results!

Have you ever tried to untangle the mysteries of the infamous 221G administrative delay? Many wonder whether the color of the stationery, pen colors, or consular office notes really affect the outcome of a visa application delay. Not too long ago, we were asked this pretty interesting question. Get ready for a deep dive into…

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Immigrants in California: The Facts

Immigrants make essential contributions to our community. Los Angeles County is home to 3.45 million immigrants, the most of any county nationwide. LA County has more immigrants than the second and third ranked counties (Miami-Dade County, FL and Harris County, TX) combined. Of course, it is not just Los Angeles County. Immigrants are valued members…

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Administrative Processing – Who do we sue to resolve it?

When I File A Mandamus Lawsuit To Get My Visa Out Of Administrative Processing, Who Am I Suing? Here is a question that I get all the time from people who are considering hiring me to help them fight an administrative processing delay. When they go to the consulate, and they’re told that their visa…

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