Immigration Blog


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.  […]


June 22, 2022

Sharing Ways Bailey Immigration Can Help

Please share this downloadable PDF with anyone that needs help with U.S. immigration. Bailey Immigration is on your side while navigating the U.S. immigration system. Let us provide guidance in applications for DACA, U-VISA, military families, and families needing legal permanent residence. Contact our office today to speak with an immigration lawyer to discuss your […]


April 17, 2022

What is the VISA BULLETIN?

Access the visa bulletin here: We have many clients who call the office and wonder why they haven’t heard anything from USCIS (Immigration) in years after filing a family petition called an i-130. There are different categories for family petitions. Immediate Family Members Immediate family members are spouses and parents of United States citizens […]


April 10, 2022


WHEN YOU MOVE, REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS WITH USCIS (Immigration)—Form AR 11 and EOIR (Immigration Court)—EOIR form E-33 USCIS – Immigration – Change of Address – Form AR-11 If you are not a United States Citizen, submitting a change of address to USCIS (Immigration) or EOIR (Immigration Court), is a requirement. If you are […]


April 4, 2022

What you need to know about the Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence – Form 601a

An unlawful presence waiver (Form 601a) is used for applicants who have an approved family petition, form i-130, and are unable to adjust their status here in the United States. Here’s an example: Juan is from Mexico and entered the United States through the desert in 1998. Juan is 50 years old and married to […]


December 30, 2021

Consular Processing and Preparing for your Interview

In preparation for your consular interview, be aware that there are several components to it.  The interview process is more than just a simple interview with an US Consulate Officer.  It’s a multi-step process that if not done accordingly, it can lead to your case being delayed, or even denied. The following information is a high-level […]


December 29, 2021

Military Parole in Place (PIP) Benefits (Form I-131)

Are you undocumented and have a spouse, parent or children in the military or veterans? You may qualify to request a work permit based on a military parole in place program. This permit can be renewed indefinitely, as long as USCIS allows it. Certain criminal charges, alien smuggling, among others may affect an applicant’s eligibility […]


December 19, 2021

Married to a U.S. citizen – Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) status

DACA (Form I-821D) and Advance Parole (Form I-131) If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you may be able to request Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) status Are you a DACA holder and would like to visit a family member in your home country? DACA recipients are currently allowed to request a travel permit to […]


December 13, 2021

Asylum through Domestic Violence Is Once Again A Viable Option: Form i589

Under the Trump Administration, Asylum through domestic violence in a foreign country was basically stripped in a case called Matter of A-B.  The Biden Administration’s Attorney General Garland overturned that decision and we once again have Domestic Violence survivors as a social group for Asylum under a case called Matter of ARCG. Domestic Violence Case […]