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How A Deferral To A New Semester Kills Your Change Of Status Application


NYC immigration lawyer: You filed an application not change status in the US to become a student here. You previously had an H1B, B, or some other status and decided it would be a good idea to get a degree in the US. You applied for a change of status while you were still in status; you obtained I 20, SEVIS registration, paid the fees, collected all the documents, etc. Now, you are waiting, and waiting, and waiting... Several months later a decision comes: it states you COS (change of status) application was denied because the gap between the end of your status and the beginning of your studies according to the I 20 is more than 30 days. You say: wait a second, it cannot be. My status was expiring on December 31, and my school was to start on January 23. This is a mistake! You contact your school… and they tell you that they had to defer the beginning date of your classes to the next semester once, or maybe twice since USCIS took several months to consider your application… You did not know about it? Or, w...

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I 601A Waiver Revocation Based On Public Charge

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NYC immigration lawyer: I 601A waiver allows an individual to return to the US when otherwise inadmissible due to unlawful presence. The good thing about this waiver that a person can stay in the US while waiting for the decision to be made on the waiver, and the person does not have to leave the US if the waiver is not ...

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DACA May Be Restored


NYC immigration lawyer: DACA is a temporary protection from deportation for childhood arrivals was implemented by President Obama. President Trump’s administration decided to scrap the program, and the people pushed back. Recently, a Federal judge in Washington DC ordered the entire program be restored by the governmen...

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NYPD To Issue Tickets, Not Arrests, For Marijuana

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NYC immigration lawyer:      An arrest and a pending charge would prevent a person from acquiring a green card or citizenship. A conviction of possession of more than 30g of marijuana can result in one’s deportation… Some misdemeanors or criminal violations pose a problem when applying for permanent r...

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Shautsova's US immigration lawyers will fight for your immigration status; we fight for your dreamed entry Into the United States of America and ability to live without pressure of being deported; New York lawyers take the worries regarding your US immigration status out of your life.

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NY lawyers provide long term solutions for your US immigration challenges: tell us your goal and our experienced immigration lawyers will help you achieve it. We make the most complex US immigration problems easy for you!

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Alena Shautsova is the only Russian speaking attorney who is a member of the NYSBA Special Committee on Immigration Representation in New York. New York Lawyer with a Superb ( the highest) rating on one of the most credible attorney ranking systems Over the course of her career as a immigration lawyer in New York Ms. Shautsova has handled over a hundred marriage petitions, appeals, adjustment of status applications, employment based petitions and waivers. She successfully represented clients at the asylum hearings and interviews; cancellation of removal hearings and marriage interviews.

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Law firm of Alena Shautsova in the News

Russian Applications For U.S. Asylum Skyrocket In 2015

Radio Free Europe / By Carl Schreck / November 04, 2015

City Bid for Immunity for Officers' Grand Jury Appearance Is Denied

John CaherNew / York Law Journal / 08-01-2012

A recent U.S. Supreme Court holding that grand jury witnesses are entitled to absolute immunity from a civil rights action will not shield a police officer accused of malicious prosecution where the officer initiated the case by signing a criminal complaint, a federal judge in Brooklyn has held.

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