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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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What Is the Time Frame for Visa Processing in the US?

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you’re planning on visiting, working, or living in the United States, you want to get your visa sooner rather than later, but understanding the timeline for visa processing can be quite a challenge. Below we discuss some of the factors that go into visa processing times and what you can do to make… Read More »

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Challenge to Biden Immigration Enforcement Guidelines Blocked by Supreme Court

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

On July 23rd, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Texas and Louisiana lack standing to challenge the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement guidelines in federal court. Although the ruling was based on a technical issue, it represents a major victory for the Biden administration as well as the majority of the 11 million undocumented… Read More »

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How to Have a Successful Green Card Interview

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you’re applying for an immigration visa through work, marriage, school, or otherwise, the Green Card interview is one of the most important steps in the process. It’s important to prepare yourself appropriately for your interview to maximize your chances of acceptance. Read on for advice on preparing for and conducting yourself during your… Read More »

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Tips to Get Your Family Sponsored in the US

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you’re living in the United States as a citizen or a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you have the ability to sponsor a non-citizen family member for a visa. Sponsoring a family member allows them to enter the United States and stay permanently on a legal visa. Continue reading for advice on… Read More »

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Understanding the Difference: Refugee vs Asylee

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act defines a refugee as a person outside of his or her country of nationality who is either unable to return to their country or unwilling to return to their country because of persecution or fear that is based on their race, religion, nationality, political belief, or membership in… Read More »

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U.S. Rolls Out New Rules Limiting Asylum

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

President Biden’s administration has not been as progressive with regard to immigration reform as many immigrant rights advocates had hoped. The government has announced a number of policies aimed at limiting immigration, several of which could have a severe effect on migrants seeking asylum within the United States. Most recently, the federal government announced… Read More »

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Tips to Find an Immigration Lawyer

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

Finding a lawyer can feel like a daunting task. It’s like getting your car fixed by a mechanic: Unless you’re also an expert, how do you know you’re picking the right person for the job? Below, we offer a few tips and tricks to help you with your search. If you have an immigration… Read More »

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Form I-944 May Be Gone, but the Public Charge Rule Remains: What You Need to Know

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

During the Trump administration and amid much fanfare (and controversy), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) introduced the I-944 form, titled the Declaration of Self-Sufficiency form. Pursuant to this form, applicants were asked to fill out information that would determine whether or not they would be a “public charge” in the future. A… Read More »

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How to Hire Foreign Workers in the US

By Gladstein & Messinger, P.C. |

If you intend to hire a foreign worker for a United States-based position at your company, you need to ensure that the worker has an appropriate visa allowing them to work in the country legally. If the employee does not already have legal permanent residence status (green card) or another applicable work visa, you’ll… Read More »

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