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IMMIGRATION – CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that they will re-open “on or after” 6/4/2020.  This includes bio-metric appointments, citizenship interviews and swearing-in ceremonies and green card interviews.  Any appointments during this period will be re-scheduled. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) in person check in appointments are also cancelled.  Phone check-ins continue. Immigration Court… Read More »

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What is the Process of Naturalization in the U.S.?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Naturalization refers to the process by which a person who is not born in the United States becomes a U.S. citizen. There are multiple pathways to citizenship, but once a person is eligible, there are a few steps that everyone must generally take to complete the naturalization process. The measures include applications to and… Read More »

Trump’s New Immigration Ban – What To Know

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of any individual seeking to enter the United States as an immigrant who: – Is outside the United States on the effective date of the proclamation; – Does not have a valid immigrant visa as of April 23, 2020; and – Does… Read More »

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How to Renew a Green Card

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Individuals with permanent residency status in the United States, meaning people who have their green cards, must still jump through the occasional legal hoop to ensure that they do not face any unnecessary legal challenges. Your green card has an expiration date. When it expires, you are still a lawful permanent resident, but you… Read More »

Immigration Corona Virus (Covid-19) update 4/1/2020

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

As of today, 4/1/2020, US Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) remains closed for all in-person appointments until 5/4/2020.  This includes bio-metric appointments, citizenship interviews and swearing-in ceremonies and green card interviews.  Any appointments during this period will be re-scheduled. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) in person check in appointments are also cancelled.  Phone check-ins continue…. Read More »

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How Long Do Deportation Proceedings Take?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you or a loved one are under investigation or facing deportation, there are a few steps that will occur before the process is finalized. You will have the chance to challenge your removal in court. Read on to learn about the deportation process. If you have concerns about your citizenship status or if… Read More »

Corona Virus Immigration Update March 18, 2020

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Gladstein and Messinger, Queensimmigrationlaw.com, remains open to assist our clients with all immigration matters.   We will continue to provide in-person consultations.  Phone or video consultations can be arranged for those staying home.  Call us at (718) 793-7800. Last night it was announced by the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Immigration Courts, that starting… Read More »

Corona Virus Update for Gladstein & Messinger, Queensimmigrationlaw.com

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Dear Current and Potential Clients, These are very uncertain times in our country.  I will use this space to update our clients and potential clients with up-to-date news on how our office is functioning and how USCIS and the Immigration Courts are functioning. As of today, March 16, 2020, our office is operating as… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take to Get Citizenship in New York?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Whether you are a person outside the United States seeking entry into the country, a noncitizen working on a temporary visa, or a lawful permanent resident, you may hope to be a full U.S. citizen down the line. The process can, unfortunately, take some time. Read on for a timeline for getting citizenship in… Read More »

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How to Become a Permanent Resident through Asylee Status

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The current federal administration is making it more difficult to secure asylee status, severely limiting the types of claims and countries of origin that are eligible for asylum.  However, if you already have asylee status, or if you manage to secure asylum now or in the near future, there is a pathway to obtaining… Read More »

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