Family Based Green Cards

Same-Sex Marriage Green Card Update

Director Mayorkas of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services stated publicly that same-sex marriage based green card cases could now be processed. This is truly a historic  moment and gives the go ahead for the preparation and filings of these cases. After the DOMA decision this was expected but it sure is nice to get… Read more »

Who Qualifies as a ‘Child’ for Family-Based Immigration Purposes?

This is a question that comes up often as the immigration laws view children differently across various contexts. In family based green card applications a child of a U.S. Citizen is eligible to file for a green card as an ‘immediate relative’ which saves years of potential waiting time. A child, in this context, is… Read more »

Deferred Action Guidelines for Undocumented Children

In 2012 the Department of Homeland Security stated that certain undocumented youth who came to the United States before turning 16 years old who meet several key requirements as outlined in this article, may apply for “deferred action” that is currently valid for a period of two years. It is important to note that deferred… Read more »