Effect of 2006 Senate Bill 1/3

Posted on June 26, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

The Effect of the Senate Bill on Employment-Based Immigration Recently, the Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 which could benefit a lot of people including both legal and illegal immigrants. The employment-based immigration is the largest category of the U.S. immigration other than the family-based immigration. It is the most important category… Read More

LC Under Old PERM System

Posted on June 12, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Labor Certification Filed Prior to the PERM System Mr. Park asked: My employer has filed an application for labor certification for me under the old system in March 2004.  My attorney says my application is still pending, while my friends are telling me their applications filed under the new PERM system this year have been… Read More

The Importance of LC

Posted on June 05, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Is Labor Certification Necessary?  Labor Certification vs. Work Permit There are relatively few ways for an alien to immigrate and remain permanently in the United States.  If the foreigner does not have any close lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizen relatives, has not received refugee or political asylum status, or does not have enough money… Read More

Immigration Reform Affects Legal Aliens

Posted on May 30, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Effect of Immigration Reform on Legal Immigrants Currently, the debate regarding immigration reform in the Congress and the public opinions focuses upon the issue of illegal immigrants.  There are two reasons for this: one is the large number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. whose influence on national security cannot be neglected; the other is… Read More

Step-Children of US Citizens

Posted on May 23, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

How U.S. Immigration Law Defines “Children” for Step-Children of U.S. Citizens Under the U.S. immigration law, a “child” is generally defined as an unmarried person under twenty-one years of age.  Nevertheless, in some situations, the term ‘child’ is defined differently, and this can lead to serious consequences if petitioners do not have a correct understanding… Read More

B1/B2 to Green Card

Posted on May 16, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Changing Status from B-1/B-2 to a Green Card A large number of foreigners enter into the United States every year with B-1 (for tourist) or B-2 (for business) visas which allow them to stay in the United States for a short period of time. After entering into the U.S., for different reasons, many of them… Read More

Introduction to 245(i) 2/2

Posted on May 09, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Many people know that an alien can apply for green card if he or she gets married with a U.S. citizen or green card holder, but many are not aware that marriage with a U.S. citizen or a green card holder could also help aliens to adjust their status even if their status has been… Read More

Filing for GC Under Bankrupcy

Posted on May 02, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Can My Spouse Petition for My Green Card, If He Filed for Bankruptcy? Mrs. Wang asked: I arrived in the U.S. legally in 1997, and applied for the labor certification before April 30, 2001.  Unfortunately, it was denied and I have been staying in the U.S. illegally since then.  This year, I got married to… Read More

Properly Filed and Approvable 245(i) Application

Posted on April 25, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

What Does Properly Filed and Approvable Application Mean in Section 245(i)? Undoubtedly, immigration reform has been the hottest issue in the past couple of weeks. Though the new Immigration Reform Act failed to pass in the Senate, it does not necessarily mean that the immigration reform has come to its dead end.  In fact, just… Read More

Introduction to 245(i) 1/2

Posted on April 11, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Introduction to Section 245(i) 1/2 Many immigrants, whether they are legal or illegal, seem to be eagerly waiting for the future amnesty when in fact a lot of them could adjust their status right now, if they are grandfathered by Section 245(i).  As many are aware of, Section 245(i) is a special amnesty for many… Read More