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As If 2020 Couldn’t Get Any Worse: Expedited Removal Is Back

21 October 2020

Author: USA Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Plain and simple: Expanded Expedited Removal is Back. Here is a list of everyone who should not be placed into Expedited Removal Proceedings. If you are without status, or even a permanent resident in some situations, it is important to read this over and check to see if you fall under one of the exce ...

VAWA Benefits: From Self-Petition To Special Motion To Reopen

15 October 2020

Author: USA Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova VAWA stands for Violence Against Women Act. It is a law that helps certain abused, beaten relatives of Lawful permanent residents and citizens to self-petition or obtain benefits in the US without the need of a relative, family-based I 130. Here, I will share some benefits and leniencies that the VAWA ...

Criminal Activity (CIMT) And Adjustment Of Status

03 October 2020

Author: Green Card Attorney Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps her clients to analyze their immigration status, and apply for permanent residency in the US. In doing so, we collect information about various aspects of a person’s life both in the US and abroad. It is important to collect accurate and up-to-date data a ...

How To Seek Release From Immigration Detention

03 October 2020

Author: New York Deportation Lawyer Alena Shautsova New York Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova helps her clients to be released from Immigration detention. A non-citizen in the US may be detained by Immigration authorities when he/she is found to have violated US Immigration laws, or, at times, there is a reason to believe he/she did. Of course, ...

Return Of The Public Charge: What You Need To Know

29 September 2020

Author: USA Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova The infamous public charge rule is back, it is back for all of the states of the USA, including NY, CT, and VT. The rollercoaster with the public charge started after 2d Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled that the public charge rule should be stopped again; then the Court explained its decision st ...

Adjustment Of Status For K-1 Visa Entrants

09 September 2020

Author: Alena Shautsova K-1 visa is a tool allowing a US citizen to invite his perspective spouse to the United States for up to three months in order to determine whether or not the couple should get married. K-1 visa is not a bad instrument if the couple is not sure if they would like to get married or not. If the parties have already decided ...

Denaturalization: Options For Those Facing Difficult Choices

28 August 2020

Author: USA Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova As naturalization is the goal of every immigrant in the United States, denaturalization is her/his worst fear. Denaturalization is the process during which the US government is trying to take back the naturalization of a person who became a US citizen. A person who was born in the United States, canno ...

USCIS Fees Increases 2020

11 August 2020

Author New York Immigration Lawyer Alena Shautsova Law office of Alena Shautsova, NYC Immigration lawyers, help immigrants to prepare and submit applications for various immigration benefits, including Asylum, Adjustment of status, U visa, Naturalization, and more. This article discusses recent USCIS fee changes and the impact of these changes. T ...

Unexpected Bars To Naturalization: Good Moral Character And More

31 July 2020

Author: US Citizenship and Immigration attorney Alena Shautsova In the law office of Alena Shautsova, NYC Immigration lawyer, we help clients to successfully obtain US citizenship. US citizenship is the goal of many: it provides rights and responsibilities; visa-free access to many countries of the world, ability to petition for family members to ...

INA 212 (C) Relief For Permanent Residents

26 July 2020

Author: NYC Immigration lawyer Alena Shautsova In the field of US Immigration law, very often the laws are not overwritten when a new law comes into effect. Therefore, if the law is written in a way to allow relief for individuals with eligibility requirements met before a specific date when a new law changes the eligibility requirements, the old ...

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