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, […]

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 […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA RENEWALS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED 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 […]

Criminal Consequences to Immigration

CRIMES AND THEIR IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES Criminal conduct, with or without a conviction, can result in serious immigration consequences, including deportation. Even permanent residents can face deportation for criminal conduct, but not U.S. Citizens. If you have been arrested and charged with committing a crime, you should seek immigration advice immediately, and before your criminal case […]

Citizenship and Naturalization

CITIZENSHIP AND NATURALIZATION There are three ways an individual can become a US citizen. By being born in the United States, by automatically acquiring citizenship through a a US citizen parent, or through a process called naturalization. Before starting the naturalization process to become a United States Citizen, you must first be a lawful permanent […]

Green Cards

GREEN CARD SERVICES A green card, also known as a permanent resident card, is an ID card that reflects your permanent resident status in the United States. This status allows you to live and work freely in the US. In most cases a green card is valid for 10 years and is generally renewable indefinitely. […]

Employment Based Immigration

BREAKING NEWS Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Employment Based Immigration For working professionals looking to immigrate to the United States, there are many employment-based immigration options available. The Law Office of Malathi Benjamin can advise you on the best avenue with the […]

Family Based Immigration Family Based Immigration Family based immigration is one of the most common ways of obtaining permanent resident status (a green card) in the United States. At the Law Office of Malathi Benjamin, we can handle all your family based immigration needs. Schedule a consultation and find out whether a family based option is right […]