Author: Greg Beddor

April 7, 2023

I-601A (STATESIDE WAIVER) DELAYS And Why Litigating Your Case Should Be Considered

The I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence (STATESIDE WAIVER) Waiver is often an important, if not, the most important application needed for certain immigrants seeking lawful permanent residence. This discretionary application is used to waive the unlawful presence and stay in the United States for certain immigrants and its adjudication is imperative. The waiver is […]


January 6, 2023

Advanced Authorization to Travel for Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Haitians or Ukraine

The political and humanitarian crises in Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Ukraine have left millions displaced. The countries’ hyperinflation, lack of medicine, and employment have made for a low quality of life. The United States has vowed to help create a lawful pathway for Venezuelans, Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians, and Ukrainians to enter the USA. The […]


December 14, 2022

Humanitarian Parole for Venezuelans

The political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has left millions displaced. The country’s hyperinflation, lack of medicine, and employment have made for a low quality of life. According to the UN, more than 7 million Venezuelan Nationals have left their home country for different parts of the world, including the United States, Colombia, and dozens […]


September 14, 2022

Child Status Protection Act In Family Petitions or Asylum

On August 6, 2002 the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) became effective. CSPA was necessary because many children were ‘aging out’ of their categories due to long delays at USCIS (Immigration) which was no fault of their own. In order to protect children who were aging out due to immigration (USCIS delays), the CSPA was […]


September 6, 2022

Common Questions & Answers for Legal Permanent Residents

There seems to be a lot of misinformation when it comes to the rights and responsibilities of Legal Permanent Residents. Although you can breathe a little easier after obtaining your green card, there are still a number of things you must do to stay in good standing. Here we will go over commonly asked questions […]


August 30, 2022

Why A Background Check Could Benefit Your Immigration Case

There are many reasons why a thorough background check would be best to do before starting an immigration case. For example, if you are unsure about the entries you’ve made into the United States, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) freedom of information act (FOIA) request will reveal all your interactions you’ve had with CBP. […]


August 24, 2022

Victims of Crime and the U Visa

If you or someone that you know is a victim of a crime and cooperated with law enforcement in the investigation of the crime (filing a police report, answering phone calls from the police or District Attorney and/or going to court if requested), you may file Form I-918 Supplement B, U Nonimmigrant Status Certification with […]


August 17, 2022

Employment Authorization Document (EAD) (Form i765)

USCIS offers Employment Authorization Documents to some applicants who have a pending application or case with them. These documents allow you to legally work and study within the United States during the validity of the card, they also make you eligible for a social security number. Upon being assigned a social security number, that number […]


August 11, 2022

What to expect at a Naturalization Interview

Naturalization interviews are the last steps for permanent residents who have filed their N-400 application to become U.S. citizens. It is important that you are well oriented for this process as you first need to know if you are eligible to proceed. Naturalization interviews can typically take around a year or less to be scheduled. […]


July 28, 2022

U-1 Visa Holders May Petition for Legal Permanent Residency For Family Members with Form i929

If you hold a U-1 visa, you may be able to petition for family members’ legal permanent residency when you change your status from U-1 visa to legal permanent resident. When may a U-1 Visa Holder Petition For Legal Permanent Residency For a Family Member? A.  You must be the principal U-1 visa holder; B.  […]