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Crimes That Can Cost You A Green Card

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you are applying for a green card, you may be concerned about the selection criteria. The process of being selected for a green card can be very competitive, and small errors on the application, or issues with prior criminal charges have the potential to keep your green card application from being approved. Additionally,… Read More »

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What Is An H2B Visa?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you are a foreign-national looking for a way to work temporarily in the United States, the H2B Visa may provide a means of doing just that, provided the work you are coming here to do is non-agricultural. The H2B Visa is a popular option for employers in the resort and landscaping industries to… Read More »

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Understanding Crimes Of Moral Turpitude

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

For many, the United States is the land of fresh beginnings and second chances. Not everyone who is admitted to the United States has a squeaky clean past, nor is that required. However, certain crimes will cost you your chance at a green card, regardless of where you are in the process of having… Read More »

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Help! My Immigration Sponsor Withdrew Their Affidavit Of Support

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Being sponsored or petitioned for immigration is a critical part of the immigration and naturalization process for many. It is called “petitioned,” because it involves a U.S. citizen or permanent resident petitioning U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services to allow you into the country, and in exchange assures USCIS that you will not become a… Read More »

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Can Leaving The Country Affect My Permanent Resident Status?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you hold lawful permanent residency status in the United States, continuous residence is a requirement to maintain your status. This can become complicated if you leave the United States frequently or for a prolonged period of time. Many lawful permanent residents are shocked to learn upon returning to the United States that they… Read More »

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Does It Help To Expunge My Record For Immigration?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Immigration is a long, complex, and highly competitive process. Prior charges and convictions are adjudicative factors that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials are permitted to consider in reviewing green card applications and determining whether to approve them. In such a competitive process, applicants are of course motivated to do everything they… Read More »

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Is Your Immigration Petition Taking Too Long To Process?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

There are many things that are frustrating about the immigration process, but for many, the most excruciating part of the process is the waiting. After investing great effort and expense in their application, many applicants end up feeling frustrated as they await an outcome indefinitely. This can leave applicants feeling powerless. However, if you… Read More »

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What Do I Need To Know About Getting A Tourist Visa?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you are traveling to the United States temporarily then a tourist visa may be the right Visa for you. Tourist Visas, also known as the B-1 or B-2 Visa, is for foreign-nationals seeking to temporarily visit the United States. The B-1 Visa applies for those coming to the United States for business purposes,… Read More »

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Adjusting My Immigration Status

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you are an immigrant currently living in the United States, you may be interested in how to stay here lawfully. Luckily, there may be a way for you to become a lawful permanent or conditional resident all without leaving the country by adjusting your immigration status. This is true regardless of whether you… Read More »

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Covid-19 Vaccination Now Required For Immigrants Coming To United States

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact globally and has created seemingly endless complications for immigration and international processes. Governments have been struggling with how to balance safety and pandemic precautions against the need to continue facilitating immigration and refugee processes. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is not the first pandemic to have complicated… Read More »

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