Author Archives: Jeff Khurgel
Of the various immigration questions and situations clients bring to us, a common one is a variation on: “my foreign fiancé(e) (or spouse) is overseas and I live in the U.S., how can we settle in the U.S. together, with minimal delay?” While modern travel and technology allow us to meet and woo mates from all… Read More »
Humanitarian causes are considered by immigration officials in determining whether to grant a foreign national emergency entry into the U.S. (without a visa) or whether to reinstate a petition following the petitioner’s passing away. Below is an outline of these two rare procedures, which, if successful, permit entry to the U.S. either temporarily or,… Read More »
Removal Defense Attorney in Orange County, CA If the Department of Homeland Security has initiated Removal Proceedings against you, an Immigration Judge will preside over your case in Immigration Court and a government attorney will seek your removal from the U.S. The series of immigration hearings, collectively known as “immigration proceedings” can take several… Read More »
The Department of State recently released October’s Visa Bulletin, bringing with it the news that the Family-Based F-2A classification (Petitions for Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents) will retrogress as of October 1, 2013. If available visa numbers are used before then, the classification may backlog sooner. Individuals that are Lawful Permanent Residents of… Read More »
U.S. immigration law provides for approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas per year to qualified applicants. The visas are divided into five preference categories… READ MORE
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As of August 1, F-2A Immigrant Classification for Spouses and Children of Lawful Residents is Current for Processing
Like a Fresh Summer Breeze, the State Department’s release of its August 2013 Visa Bulletin brings relief for many immigrants in the U.S. The Bulletin relays the news that as of August 1st… READ MORE.
Under U.S. immigration law, citizens and lawful residents have long been eligible to petition their family members for immigration benefits. However… READ MORE.