Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) What is DACA? On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security created DACA. DACA is a type of administrative relief from deportation. It was created to provide undocumented immigrants under the age of sixteen with a...

Immigration Bond Hearings

Immigration Bond Hearings Immigration bond hearings – In one of our earlier posts, we discussed the different types of immigration bonds that are set by ICE or an immigration judge, the average amounts for an immigration bond, and how someone can bond a detainee...

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is a federal law which allows for the full or partial disclosure of documents which are controlled by the United States government. Every executive...

Temporary Protective Status

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) What is Temporary Protective Status? As its name implies, Temporary Protective Status is a temporary status which is given to individuals of designated countries who are present in the United States. TPS provides a stay of deportation...

K-1 Visa (AKA Fiancé Visa)

What is the K-1 Visa? The K-1 Visa, or “fiancé visa”, is a nonimmigrant visa which is issued to a foreign national who wishes to enter the United States for the purpose of marrying a United States citizen. Who is Eligible to Apply for a K-1 Visa? The USCIS...

Family Based Petitions, Part 2

Family Based Petitions, Part 2 To read Part 1 of Family Based Petitions/Family Based Immigration, click here. How Do I Know When a Visa Becomes Available? When a family based petition is successfully filed and approved, USCIS will provide the petitioner and...