New agreement for lawyers to process immigration documentation electronically

Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function has signed an agreement to enable lawyers to process immigration documentation electronically. The agreement has been published today in the Official State Gazette. The agreement is included in the Resolution of April 16, 2020, of the General Directorate of the General Administration of the State in the Territory, by which the Agreement with the...

How can I continue to fly to my home country during the Coronavirus / COVID-19 travel ban?

Although it appears that all international travel has been closed during the Coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis, there are still international flights to and from certain international airports designated by the Department of Homeland Security. Those airports include the following: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York; Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois; San...

3 things to see and do in Asheville, North Carolina

Have you decided to travel to Asheville, North Carolina on your vacation? We promise that you will not regret it. The natural beauty of the place constitutes a unique experience for the senses. From the wonderful Appalachian Mountains that are home to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak of all, to the colorful and aromatic arboretum of North Carolina, the scenery will amaze you. Don't forget...

What can I do if I cannot leave before my tourist status expires?

The Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis and subsequent travel bans in the US and abroad, they have made it very difficult for tourists to return to their country of origin before the expiration date of their tourist status. Alternatively, some tourists would prefer to stay in the U.S. to wait for the crisis to pass, since the crisis is currently worse in its country of origin. As a result, questions...

What if I can’t leave the US to renew my E-2 status?

The various travel bans and the consequent cancellation of flights have made it virtually impossible to travel back and forth with an E-2 visa. Since E-2 visa holders renew their status by leaving and returning to the United States for a new period of E-2 status, interruption of international travel interferes with the ability of E-2 visa holders to renew your status in the United States. The...

Who will be affected by Trump’s executive order to “suspend immigration”?

On the night of Wednesday, April 22, 2020, President Trump signed the Executive Order "Suspending Immigration" that he had announced two days earlier. After reviewing the text of the signed executive order, I would say it could have been much worse because the final executive order contains many exemptions and hidden loopholes. First, the executive order has no impact on the permanent residents...

How to Get a Visa If You’re an Immigrant Sports Professional in the Equestrian Industry

If you work in the equestrian industry as an athlete, trainer, or support personnel, there are a variety of options for visas, such as: O-1 Visa: For individuals of extraordinary ability or achievement. O-2 Visa: For essential support personnel for an O-1 visa holder. P-1 Visa: For both equestrian athletes and essential support personnel which provide services that cannot be readily performed by...

Legal Immigration To The United States Through Family Petitions

Family reunification has always been an important concept within immigration law. However, helping people enter the United States (USA) based on a family relationship can be difficult and complex. Specific understanding of the interpretations, definitions, quotas, deadlines, and interaction of numerous provisions on immigration law is now more important than ever. The purpose of this article...

Adjustment of Status for Persons Who Entered the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program

This week we have very good news. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has finally issued a guide for the adjudication of Adjustment of Status applications (obtaining the green card) filed by people who entered the US under the Visa Waiver program. Until now, the different USCIS offices in the US have been inconsistent in adjudicating these types of applications. For...

K Visas: A Reunification Alternative for Boyfriends and Spouses of American Citizens

One of the fundamental precepts, on which US immigration laws are based, is definitely family unification . In this context, the K visa has been created, which is considered a hybrid visa since, even though they are included in the group of non-immigrant visas, they can facilitate the admission of some immigrants to the United States. Once the K visa is approved, the boyfriend or girlfriend...