4 Years and 1 Day Rule

A client from our Atlanta law firm came to us concerned that her application for citizenship would be denied because of her absence from the United States for more than one year. She is a permanent resident and was continuously in the US for 4 years prior to leaving for her one year trip, and then again established residency and continuity in the US after her trip.

Preparing to Meet with your Immigration Lawyer

Before any case can move forward, there is an initial meeting with a lawyer, usually called a consultation. During this meeting, you and your lawyer will discuss the circumstances surrounding your case and important information the lawyer will need to know. To help you prepare for a meeting with your lawyer, we’ve put together a quick primer on some of the important aspects to remember.

Obama’s Executive Actions Will Ease Visa Restrictions for Entrepreneurs, High-Skilled Workers, and Graduate Students

On November 20th, 2014, President Obama announced an executive order that will help ease visa restrictions for entrepreneurs, high-skilled workers, and graduate students. Below are four of the key changes outlined in the executive order.

Immigration Law Terms: What do they mean?

You may be seeing a lot of new terms and abbreviations as of late due to the new executive order by President Obama released on November 20th. We’ve put together a few of the trending terms and definitions in this post as a helpful reference.

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative: Not a Green Card / Long Wait for Approval

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative is probably the most common form filed in the immigration system, as it is the first step in applying to bring a relative of a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident to the United States.