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Navigating the U.S. Visa System: A Guide to Different Types of Visas and Their Purposes

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Whether you are an employer or family member looking to bring over an employee or relative, or if you are looking to immigrate for professional or personal reasons, it all starts with knowing which visa or visas apply to your situation and which one would be the best fit in your circumstances. With numerous… Read More »

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What Is a Science or Art? Now We Know.

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

There are many routes available to immigrate to the U.S., particularly for people with exceptional ability in the sciences or arts. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently clarified one such route for these extraordinary scientists and artists by adopting a definition of “science or art” into its regulations allowing for immigration without… Read More »

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Fiancé(e) Visas: From Application to Marriage

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Bringing your fiancé(e) to the United States is an exciting time in your life, but it can also be exceedingly frustrating when dealing with U.S. immigration law. Understanding the workings of the K-1 visa, commonly known as the fiancé(e) visa, is critical to your success. At Queens Immigration Law, we understand the complexities of… Read More »

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The Visa Bulletin Explained

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Applying for a visa to come to the U.S., whether for employment or family reasons, can involve a long wait, full of uncertainty and anxiety. One of the tools available to help you manage your stress and expectations during this time is the monthly Visa Bulletin published by the U.S. Department of State. Read… Read More »

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Seeking Asylum in the U.S.: Eligibility and Procedure

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Asylum is a form of protection granted to foreign nationals who are in the United States or at the border, allowing them to remain in the country if they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion in… Read More »

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Understanding the Basics of U.S. Immigration Law

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

U.S. immigration law is more than just the Immigration and Nationality Act. It is a complex mix of laws, regulations, policies, memoranda, handbooks, Executive Orders, and much more, not to mention case law from the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal courts. As immigration lawyers, our job is to be familiar with the spectrum… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Green Cards

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

What exactly is a “Green Card”? It’s documentation that you are a “lawful permanent resident” of the United States, entitled to live and work here without fear of deportation so long as your card is valid and you don’t commit any violations of U.S. immigration law. But there is a lot more to know… Read More »

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Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Cameroon

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

On October 6, 2023, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced significant updates regarding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Cameroon. If you are a Cameroon national, Queens Immigration Law, Gladstein & Messenger, P.C. can provide you with comprehensive guidance on what these changes mean and how they could affect you or your loved… Read More »

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What Is a National Interest Waiver, and How Can It Benefit You?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Navigating the U.S. immigration system can be complicated. With various visa options and different pathways to permanent residency, it’s crucial to understand which route best suits your unique situation. One such avenue that often goes overlooked is the National Interest Waiver (NIW). Gladstein & Messenger, P.C. is experienced in helping clients understand and apply… Read More »

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My Green Card Is Expiring. Will I Be Able to Find a New Job?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

A Green Card is the popular name of a Permanent Resident Card. It is proof of your status as a permanent resident in the United States, authorizing you to live and work in the US on a permanent basis without fear of deportation or removal based on your immigration status. While being a “permanent… Read More »

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