Tag(s): Los Angeles immigration

How to Prepare for an Initial Consultation with an Immigration Lawyer

By Joshua Goldstein / November 20, 2022

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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How To Go From F-1 Visa Or OPT To Work Visa Or Green Card

By Joshua Goldstein / February 27, 2020

How To Go From F-1 Visa Or OPT To Work Visa Or Green Card Let’s say you’re on an F-1 visa. You’re an international student, and you’re getting ready to start your OPT. Or perhaps you’re already on OPT, or your OPT may be about to end. Now you’re wondering what’s next in your immigration…

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How to Prepare to Apply for an O-1 Visa

By Joshua Goldstein / February 25, 2020

An O-1 visa is a type of non-immigrant visa that is reserved specifically for people with “extraordinary” abilities. As explained by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you may be eligible for an O-1 visa if you can demonstrate a record of superior talent and/or ability in the field such as the arts, education,…

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2 Reasons Your Visa May Be In Administrative Processing

By Joshua Goldstein / January 22, 2020

You may be wondering… Why was my visa put into administrative processing? Why was my visa delayed? Why was I given the 221(g) worksheet? My name’s Joshua Goldstein and I am an immigration lawyer. I help families across the country and around the world get their visas out of administrative processing. So why is your…

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What to Do If You Received a Notice to Appear (NTA) Without a Date, Time, or Location

By Joshua Goldstein / July 26, 2019

A Notice to Appear (NTA) is an official document that states that the United States government is initiating removal proceedings against an immigrant. If you received one, you will be instructed to appear in immigration court. However, shockingly, ICE has not always told people the date and time of their court date within their NTA.…

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Green Card Holders are Being Denied U.S. Citizenship Because of Jobs in the Marijuana Industry

By Joshua Goldstein / April 11, 2019

Marijuana laws are in a state of flux. According to information from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), recreational marijuana is legal, in some form, in approximately a dozen U.S. states, including in California. However, marijuana remains strictly illegal under federal law. While the cannabis industry is growing rapidly, the federal prohibition on marijuana…

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