Category Archives: Green card

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Path to a Green Card for TPS Holders—But Justices Seem Skeptical

According to a report from The Washington Post, the Supreme Court of the United States recently heard oral arguments in the case of Sanchez v. Mayorkas. The issue at stake before the court is whether non-citizens living in the country under ‘Temporary Protected Status’ (TPS) have the right to apply for a green card. Unfortunately,... READ MORE

Immigration Law: A Guide to Spousal Visa Interviews

Each year, thousands of people become lawful permanent residents—and, eventually, U.S. citizens—through a spousal visa. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that the federal government issued approximately 2.3 million marriage-based green cards during a ten-year period. Although marriage is a common path to a green card, that does not mean it... READ MORE

Marriage, Green Cards, and Divorce: An Overview

Unfortunately, not every marriage works out in the end. If you and your spouse are having trouble, you are certainly not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that approximately 790,000 married couples get divorced each year. Although ending a marriage is never easy, the divorce process can be especially stressful for... READ MORE

Popular States to Move to if You are Immigrating to the United States

The United States is the most popular destination in the world for immigrants. According to data provided by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), approximately 1.3 million foreign born individuals moved to the U.S. in the year 2014 alone. People come to the U.S. from all over the planet for a wide variety of different reasons.... READ MORE

Common Obstacles to Obtaining U.S. Citizenship

According to research conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), around 1.3 million foreign-born individuals move into the U.S. each year. While not all migrants are interested in ultimately obtaining American citizenship, many of them are. The good news is that getting U.S. citizenship is a possibility for many people who have entered the country.... READ MORE

A New EB-5 Bill

In September, Republican Bob Goodlatte, the Chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced H.R. 5992. This bill, which also has cross-party support, proposes some important reforms to the EB-5 program. The EB-5 program is an immigrant investor program that gives investors and their immediate family members an opportunity to obtain green cards if a qualifying... READ MORE

Is Your Green Card Expiring?

Check the expiration date marked on the front of your green card. If it is coming up soon, you should take action to renew it. Your time until expiration will vary depending on what type of legal status you have. For instance, if you are a permanent legal resident, that date is most likely ten... READ MORE