Immigration Blog


September 28, 2023

Can’t Find a Joint Sponsor? Form I-864 & I864A Affidavit of Support

A sponsor is someone with legal status, a Legal Permanent Resident or a United States Citizen, who agrees to take on the legal obligation of financially supporting an applicant for a family-based petition. The addition of a joint sponsor happens when the petitioner does not meet the income established by the Federal Poverty Guidelines. […]


September 21, 2023

Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant

If your immediate family member is a principal U-1 holder, you may be able to obtain legal status by using form I-929. What is a U-1 holder? A U-1 holder is referred to as the principal applicant of the approved U-Visa. This means that the applicant was the first to file the U visa application […]


September 14, 2023

USCIS New Appointment Tool

USCIS has been working on improving its online services, including the development of tools for scheduling appointments, based on the Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government by introducing new initiatives in hopes of improving the customer experience. This tool was launched on August 21, 2023; it […]


September 7, 2023

Request Your Immigration Records

USCIS has made it easier and faster to request your own immigration records by creating a USCIS account. What are the benefits of requesting my records? Many individuals hope to be able to pursue an immigration process but are limited to what they remember or if they lost documentation provided by USCIS. It is possible […]


August 30, 2023

Family Reunification Parole Processes: Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba

As a way of reuniting families, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has introduced a reunification process for nationals from Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Cuba. These applicants are the principal beneficiaries on an I-130 petition. All applicants must wait to receive an invitation from the National Visa Center to be paroled. Unfortunately, this […]


August 23, 2023

I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA

What does it mean to be a sponsor? This affidavit is required for most family-based immigrants to show that they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to become a public charge. By signing form I-864, you are agreeing to be the sponsor to the case and support the intending immigrants named […]


August 16, 2023

What Does Immigration Look For In A Medical Exam?

When would I need a medical exam? If you are applying for adjustment of status, you will be required to provide a sealed medical exam with your application. The medical exam is to establish inadmissibility to the United States on health-related grounds. Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, is filled out […]


August 9, 2023

Updates on the Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans

The advance authorization has left many applicants with hope of being able to be paroled into the U.S. It was said that four countries would be able to take advantage of this program if they qualified and had a sponsor in the U.S. Moreover, it created a lawful pathway and the opportunity to work with […]


July 27, 2023

How To Request a Police Certificate in Mexico

When planning to immigrate to another country, it is often necessary to provide a police certificate (background check) as part of the application process. A police certificate, also known as a criminal record check or a clearance certificate, is an official document issued by the applicable law enforcement agency that certifies an individual’s criminal history […]


July 18, 2023


What is TPS? TPS is a temporary protected status that allows certain immigrants to live and work in the U.S. This isn’t permanent nor is it a lawful status. However, if granted, you cannot be detained by DHS due to your immigration status in the U.S.; and with the work authorization, you are allowed to […]