Obligation to Support

Obligation to support – In one of our earlier entries, we discussed what the purpose of USCIS’s Form I-864, Affidavit of Support is, what kind of evidence needs to be submitted with the application, and some the responsibilities of the sponsor. The purpose of...

“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...