/Tag: Family Immigration

Changes may be coming to family based immigration laws

Citizens of the United States who are living in Los Angeles have the right to petition for their family members to receive green cards to come to live in the country. There are different categories and caps for the number of people given green cards according to the type of family relationship. Recently there has [...]

By |2018-04-05T15:41:42+00:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Deferred Action Program, Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Changes may be coming to family based immigration laws

Haitian boy’s family-based visa approved, waiting on documents

Following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, many families were separated. Some family members remained in Haiti while others traveled to the Los Angeles area and the rest of the United States. Many children who were left without parents were adopted by United States citizens. Other families had a mother or father come to the [...]

By |2018-03-22T16:17:11+00:00September 24th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Refugee and Asylum Application Process, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Haitian boy’s family-based visa approved, waiting on documents

Proposed changes to family immigration may hurt Asian community

For years, immigrants from Asian countries who have arrived in the Los Angeles area have done so through family based immigration. About 55 percent of Asian immigrants have relied on a relative petitioning for them to come to the United States. A new Senate bill may change all of that and has many in the [...]

By |2018-04-26T18:06:08+00:00August 15th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, Immigration Reform|Tags: |Comments Off on Proposed changes to family immigration may hurt Asian community

Applicant can still get green card after death of petitioner

United States citizens may have family members who reside in other countries who wish to come and live here in the Los Angeles area. This can be accomplished with a family-based immigration petition. However, these petitions can take a long time due to the fact that there are more applications than there are available visas. [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:57:24+00:00July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Applicant can still get green card after death of petitioner

Immigration reform bill aims at reuniting families

With Congress considering major changes in the immigration system in the United States, there has been a major push in the last few months toward influencing the decision. Rallies and campaigns have occurred around the nation, including Los Angeles, in an effort to support immigration reform. Immigration reform bills come during a presidency that has [...]

By |2018-03-28T16:44:56+00:00June 21st, 2013|Categories: Deportation & Removal Defense, Family Immigration|Tags: , |Comments Off on Immigration reform bill aims at reuniting families

Nearly 300,000 immigrants approved for deferred action so far

Imagine being punished for something that your parents chose to do. Sound like something that only happened in days gone by? For many young immigrants who are currently living in the Los Angeles area without legal documentation, this is what it may feel like. Very few, if any of them had any say in coming [...]

By |2018-04-02T18:16:38+00:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Nearly 300,000 immigrants approved for deferred action so far

Rallies around the nation show support of immigration reform

Many immigrants come to the Los Angeles area not only seeking better opportunities, but to be reunited with family members as well. Families are the units that bind people together and as a nation it is important that instead of trying to rip them apart, we work toward protecting those bonds with improved family-based immigration laws. This [...]

By |2018-03-22T16:34:34+00:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Rallies around the nation show support of immigration reform

New poll sheds light on immigrants’ hope for the future

It is a common misconception that immigrants living in Los Angeles who do not have their papers are happily living in the shadows. Many assume that given the chance, these people would not want citizenship and the responsibilities that come along with it. According to a recent poll conducted by Latino Decisions, nothing could be [...]

By |2018-04-24T20:35:30+00:00April 26th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Immigration News, U.S. Citizenship|Tags: , |Comments Off on New poll sheds light on immigrants’ hope for the future

Couple torn apart after wife denied spousal visa

For many immigrants living in the Los Angeles area without legal papers, the decision to seek legal status can be intimidating. After all, doing so can make it known to authorities that they are in the country illegally. Some worry that they will face deportation during the process. This was the case for one woman [...]

By |2018-04-04T14:15:05+00:00April 15th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, U.S. Immigration Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Couple torn apart after wife denied spousal visa

Nigerian woman faces deportation

According to current immigration law, if an immigrant enters the country legally and marries a U.S. Citizen, that immigrant is allowed to become a legal resident of the United States. This is accomplished when the citizen spouse files a petition in behalf of his or her immigrant spouse who obtains a spouse visa. But what happens [...]

By |2018-03-22T16:23:25+00:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: Family Immigration, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nigerian woman faces deportation