AVOIDING THE B-1/B-2 EXTENSION TRAP

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30th May 2008

By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves B-1/B-2 visas are the most common nonimmigrant visas used for temporary entry into the United States. B-1 visas are typically used for business-related visits while B-2 visas are used for pleasure-related visits. With few exceptions, … more

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USCIS Expands CSPA Benefits But Continues to Wrongfully Withhold Other Benefits

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22nd May 2008

By Robert L. Reeves and Katherine L. Curtis On May 6, 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) instituted a new policy for cases adjudicated under the Child Status Protection Act (“CSPA”). The new policy benefits certain beneficiaries of visa … more

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WHAT IS A MARRIAGE UNDER IMMIGRATION LAW?

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15th May 2008

By Robert L. Reeves & Nancy E. Miller Because many people seek to become a permanent resident through marriage, it is important to know what CIS considers a “marriage”. CIS will investigate the legal bona fides of the marriage. There … more

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RELIANCE ON A NON-ATTORNEY CAN HURT YOU

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8th May 2008

By Robert L. Reeves & Nancy E. Miller It has been said that immigration laws and regulations are aptly called a labyrinth that only a lawyer could navigate. Recognizing that aliens have difficulty in presenting their cases forcefully and effectively, … more

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