Immigration resolutions for 2017

In my last Consulta Migratoria® column of 2016, I offer you some recommendations for the new year. This is the column: We close 2016 with great uncertainty about the future of many immigrants living illegally in the United States. During the course of the election campaign and after being elected president, Donald Trump repeated ... Read more

Can a sister citizen submit a letter of support?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column I answer the question of a reader who wishes to return to the United States with the help of his U.S. citizen children and sisters. Every immigration case is different. Please consult with an immigration attorney for personalized legal advice before beginning any immigration ... Read more

Is it faster to get a residency by paying a lawyer?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column, I answer a question from a reader who wishes to immigrate through his U.S. citizen sister. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here I provide a general answer to your questions. Please consult with an immigration attorney ... Read more

Can it be faster to be petitioned by a permanent resident?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column, I answer a question from a reader whose father filed two family petitions - one when he was a permanent resident and one when he became a citizen. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here I provide a general answer to her questions. ... Read more

Who qualifies for a family petition?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column I explain how to immigrate to the United States through a family member. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here I provide general answers to your questions. Please consult with an immigration attorney to receive legal advice ... Read more

Should I or should I not get married if my boyfriend gets a visa?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column I answer the question of a reader who wants to know if she can marry her boyfriend when she obtains a U.S. immigrant visa. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here is a general answer to her questions. ... Read more

If I get married, does it affect a family petition?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column I answer a question from a reader who wants to marry her fiancé who is being petitioned by her permanent resident father. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here I answer her questions in a general way. For ... Read more

Can a lesbian petition for her future wife and stepdaughter?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column I answer the question of a reader who wants to know if getting married in Mexico can help her future wife and stepdaughter obtain permanent residency in the United States. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here I answer ... Read more

How to emigrate to the USA through a stepchild?

In this week's Consulta Migratoria® column, I answer a question from a reader who wants to know if a U.S. citizen can petition for her biological father, stepmother and siblings. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on each person's immigration history. Here is a general answer to her question. Please ... Read more

USCIS expands definition of "mother" and "father" for immigration proceedings

Immigration law provides that parents may petition for their children, just as children may file petitions to provide legal status to their parents. These family petitions have always depended on a series of requirements, based on the established definition of mother and father - whether biological or adoptive. But now ... Read more

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