AVOIDING THE B-1/B-2 EXTENSION TRAP

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29th Mar 2011

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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Major Court Victory Granted to K-1 fiancé(e)s

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22nd Mar 2011

By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Joseph I. Elias On March 17, 2011, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in, Matter of Sesay  25 I&N Dec. 431 (BIA 2011) handed a victory to K-1 fiancée immigrants. The K-1 visa category … more

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Safe Haven: Seeking Asylum in the United States

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15th Mar 2011

By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Eric Welsh The United States is obligated under international law to admit eligible refugees and asylees to the United States when that person’s life or freedom is in jeopardy in their home country as … more

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Myths about Family Based Petitions

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8th Mar 2011

By Attorneys Robert L. Reeves and Lorena Larios Shah Obtaining U.S. lawful permanent resident status by applying for adjustment to permanent resident status (a green card) through a family based petition may not be as simple as some think.  There … more

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Immigration Benefits for Same Sex Partners

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1st Mar 2011

By Robert L. Reeves and Jeff L. Khurgel In a monumental executive decision, President Obama has instructed the U.S. Justice Department to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriages. This … more

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