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The Number 1 Reason U.S. Visas are Denied

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

There are several visas that you can apply for to come to the United States. However, the U.S. immigration system can be complex, and so it can be incredibly difficult to understand the requirements necessary to properly apply for a specific visa and be successful in having it granted. The first problem is determining… Read More »

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Gaining Practical Industry Experience Through STEM OPT

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you are an F-1 student in the United States and the program of study you are enrolled in is an approved STEM field, then you may be eligible for STEM OPT (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics optional practical training) extension. This is a 24-month temporary extension for training related to your STEM program… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take An EB-5 Visa Applicant to Get a Green Card in the United States?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Coming to the United States via the EB-5 investor visa is possible. This visa, which was introduced back in 1990, is meant to attract foreign capital that can be funneled into the United States economy and support employment opportunities. There are specific criteria that must be met to qualify for the EB-5 visa. If… Read More »

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How Many People Have a Green Card Through a Family Member in the United States?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Your family member may be able to help you come to the United States. Every year, individuals in the United States allow their residence and status in the country to help family members come and live as U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). There are over 810,000 immigrants who apply for such status through a… Read More »

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What to Expect from the American Citizenship Test

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Congratulations are in order if you have made it to the point where you are ready to take the American citizenship test. Citizenship is within the reach of your fingertips. The American citizenship test marks the last step, outside of taking the oath, that is necessary to officially become a brand new citizen of… Read More »

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What Happens if Your VAWA Green Card Application Has Been Approved?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you are an immigrant who is being abused by your U.S. citizen spouse, children, parents, or other applicable family members, then you may feel like you have nowhere to turn and that you are stuck in a toxic and unsafe situation. However, this may not be the case. The United States recognizes that… Read More »

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Can You Serve in the U.S. Military if you are not a U.S. Citizen?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you reside in the United States but are not a citizen, you could wonder if serving in the U.S. military is possible. The answer is, in some cases, Yes. It depends on your circumstances, though. Suppose you have questions about what your rights are and what you can do as a noncitizen in… Read More »

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Will You Be Deported if Your Asylum Application is Denied?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

Receiving a denied asylum application is never the outcome any asylum seeker wants to happen. This is especially true when the consequences are returning to a volatile and unsafe situation in one’s home country. But denials do happen. According to the Executive Office for Immigration Review Adjudication Statistics, asylum denial rates will vary by… Read More »

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Have You Been Waiting to Have Your US Immigration Case Heard?

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

If you have been waiting for what seems like an excessively long time to have your immigration case heard, you may be feeling confused and upset about the long wait times. While it may not provide you with much comfort and reassurance, the reality is that you would not be alone in this situation…. Read More »

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Top Tips for New Immigrants Celebrating the Holiday Season in the U.S.

By Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. |

It is that time of year again when the holiday season is in full swing in the United States. For newcomers to the country, this could be an exciting time as well as one that can trigger a great deal of homesickness. Wondering how to navigate the major traditions that happen during the holidays… Read More »

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