“Alien Smuggling”

The term “alien smuggling,” refers to the act of assisting an individual in any way and at any time in entering the United States unlawfully. The Immigration and Nationality Act 40.6 § 212(a)(6)(E) defines alien smugglers as “any alien, who at any time knowingly has...

Supporting Documentation for a Family-Based Petition

Supporting documentation for a Family-Based Petition – In our earlier entries, we have discussed the family-based petition process, adjustment of status, consular processing, and the medical examination requirement for beneficiaries of family-based petitions. In...

Arriving Alien

Arriving alien – According to existing immigration law, an “arriving alien” is defined as an applicant for admission coming to (or attempting to come into) the United States at a port-of-entry, or as an alien interdicted in international or U.S. waters and...

Deadline to Apply for Asylum

Deadline to apply for asylum – Asylumis granted to individuals who are in fear of persecution in their country of origin due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinions, or membership in a particular social group. The process of applying for asylum...

Getting a Visa Reinstated

Apply-International-f1-464×464 Getting a visa reinstated – Each year, thousands of visas are issued to people seeking temporary travel to the United States. All temporary visas to the U.S. are issued on the condition that the visa holder abide by its terms....

Form G-325A

Previously, Form G-325A was a required form to be included with a family-based petition, a fiancé visa application, or an adjustment of status application. Since 2017, Form G-325A is no longer required to be included with these applications because it has been...