Category: Immigration Corner

Deferred Action Begins

J. G. Azarcon, Esq.

  By: J.G. Azarcon, Esq.   On August 3, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will begin to accept applications for deferred action status on August… Read More

Approval of petitions after death of relative

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq.

 By: J. G. Azarcon, Esq. In the past, if the petitioner dies while the visa petition is pending, the beneficiary would not be entitled to seek approval of the petition.… Read More

Public charge

immigration

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq. Under Sec. 212(a)(4) of the Immigration Act, any alien who at the time of application for a visa, or at the time of application for… Read More

EAD and Advance Parole

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. Under a new procedure announced by the Citizenship and Immigration Services, aliens in the United States applying for adjustment of status to permanent resident may now… Read More

Abused alien spouse

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. An alien who is a beneficiary of a permanent resident petition filed by a U.S. citizen spouse within two years after the marriage is granted conditional… Read More

Residence for naturalization purposes

J. G. Azarcon, Esq.

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq. Residence in the U.S. is among several requirements for permanent residents applying for naturalization. A permanent resident must reside continuously in the U.S. for a period… Read More

Immigration reform bill introduced in House

By J.G. Azarcon, ESQ. On December 15, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009. This is the first attempt… Read More

Illegal drugs

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. Use, possession, trafficking and other drug related actions could cost an alien the opportunity to become a permanent resident. Drug abuse and drug addiction are grounds… Read More

Visa overstay

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. A non-immigrant who remains in the U.S. beyond the period of his authorized stay will have his valid visa voided and will be barred from applying… Read More

Sponsor’s income

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq. To qualify as a petitioner in a family based immigration petition, the sponsor is now required to have an annual income equivalent to 125% of… Read More

Residence for naturalization purposes

By J.G. Azarcon Residence in the U.S. is among several requirements for permanent residents applying for naturalization. A permanent resident must reside continuously in the U.S. for a period of… Read More

Taking chances

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. With the economic downturn worldwide, more people will likely take chances abroad looking for work. If you have relatives in the Philippines who are planning to… Read More

Selective service registration

Any person, other than aliens maintaining lawful nonimmigrant status, born after 1959 and living in the Related Posts37 Suspected Illegal Immigrants Found In Semi Jail checks turn up illegal immigrants… Read More

Inadmissible by ill-health

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq. Illness can be a ground for inadmissibility to the U.S. Aliens who are infected with highly communicable disease of public health significance such as HIV… Read More

Fictitious documents

By J.G. Azarcon, Esq. Some unscrupulous operators abroad dupe aliens into paying big bucks for a passage to the United States by Related PostsU.S. care for HIV detainees falls short… Read More

Mexico a dominant immigrant force in LA

Immigrants from Central and South America countries who have moved to Los Angeles say the Mexican culture is a dominant force in the U.S. city.Juan Carlos Rivera of El Salvador… Read More

As U.S. sours, home beckons immigrants

SEATTLE – Shortly after the company he worked for as a carpet layer went bankrupt in December, Lauro Manuel made a critical decision: He was taking his family back to… Read More

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