Understanding the Option of Asylum for Immigrants in the United States

Each year, tens of thousands of non-citizens arrive at the United States border, seeking asylum. According to the National Immigration Forum, the rate of approval for asylum applications can range by as much as 10 – 80%, depending on the immigration court. As an immigrant coming to the United States seeking asylum, understanding how the […]

How the Immigrant Workforce Is Helping Build a Brighter California

In the current political upheavals involving immigration in the United States, it seems that most everyone has an opinion on how the country should approach its immigration process. There are those on both sides of the issue, but it’s often the naysayers that are heard the loudest, even when they’re outnumbered. With all the dialogue, […]

Becoming a United States Citizen: The Basics of Naturalization

Many people find the immigration process overall to be confusing, vague, and difficult to understand. When applying for citizenship, one of the biggest challenges faced is trying to make sense of all the laws and legal terminologies.  One term you’ll hear a lot is ‘naturalization.’ While it might sound intimidating at first, it simply refers […]

The Basics of Obtaining a Green Card Through Marriage in the United States

For those who have immigrated to the United States, a Green Card offers the benefits and opportunities of being able to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. There are several avenues that a person can take toward Green Card eligibility, one of the most common being through marriage. While marriage […]

The Truth About California’s Sanctuary State Law

California’s Sanctuary State law

California’s Sanctuary State Law California’s Sanctuary State Law, which was introduced as a senate bill in 2016 and passed into law by Governor Brown in 2017, has been the topic of debate but also a source of confusion for many California residents. The law, often referred to as SB 54, officially makes California a “sanctuary […]

4 Things to Know Before You Hire an Immigration Attorney

What you need to know before hiring an immigration attorney

In the United States, a person always has the right to represent themselves in a legal case, including those that involve immigration law. While there are those who choose to represent themselves in an immigration case, it is seldom the option that will produce the best outcome. Immigration law is complex, and what might seem […]

3 Important Details to Understand About the DACA Renewal Process

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly referred to as DACA, was established in 2012 under the Obama administration with the intent of providing individuals who arrived in the United States under the age of 16 with a renewable – although temporary – work permit and protections against deportation. Individuals who were safely and legally residing […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA RENEWALS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED https://youtu.be/JLnx7J2MvaU DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) 2018 UPDATE: In January and February 2018, the federal court  ordered the USCIS to continue to accept DACA applications.  The USCIS will continue to accept applications for renewal of DACA for those who had applied before, but will not accept new applications.  […]

Investment Based Immigration

INVESTMENT BASED VISA – EB-5 It is beneficial to the United States for foreign investors and businesspersons to live and work in the United States. It helps the economy and it creates jobs. For this reason the US government created the EB-5 visa category specifically for foreign investors. To become a permanent resident through this […]


ASYLUM Filing for asylum can be an overwhelming process., Having a qualified and experienced attorney represent you can help calm your anxieties and ensure the highest chance of success. To be approved for asylum you must demonstrate that you have a “well-founded fear of persecution” if you return to your home country. If returning home […]

Breaking News:

New Law helping spouses of US Citizens

On June 17, 2024 President Biden signed a new law which will help thousands of undocumented spouses of US Citizens apply for permanent resident (green card) status without having to leave the USA. This is not an amnesty and applicants will have to qualify for the new process (Parole in Place). What we know so far in terms of qualifying requirements is as follows:

  1. The applicant must be present in the USA, without having been legally admitted
  2. Must have been continuously present in the USA for at least 10 years as of June 17, 2024
  3. Must be legally married to a US Citizen as of June 17, 2024
  4. Must not have a criminal history which would disqualify them
  5. Must not be a threat to national security or public safety
  6. Must warrant a favorable exercise of discretion

Minor children of the qualifying spouse may also be considered for parole.

BEWARE OF SCAMS. The application process is not yet open and we have to wait for more information from the USCIS before we can file for this benefit.