Immigration and visa lawyer Joshua Goldstein strives to provide exceptional representation and advocacy in all areas of immigration, visa and citizenship law. From deportation to citizenship, our Boston immigration law office is ready to work tirelessly to help you achieve your immigration goals. Navigating through Immigration Court and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS) is complex and can be overwhelming without an effective immigration lawyer working to help you achieve your goals.

How will the Government Shutdown Impact Your Immigration Case

As an immigration lawyer specializing in deportation defense, my Boston office has been inundated with calls from clients. Everyone wants to know how the partial government shutdown that went into effect on October 1, 2013 will impact their immigration case. The answer depends on what specific type of immigration case you have since the shutdown will affect certain aspects of some immigration agencies, but not others.

So, based on agency, here’s my handy guide:

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Can I buy a house in the United States with a visitor or student visa?

As an immigration lawyer, my clients often ask me questions about real estate. Here are some of the typical questions that I get asked along with my answers:

“I have a visitor visa, which is good for ten years. Can I buy a house in the United States even though I don’t have a green card or U.S. citizenship?”

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Boston Immigration Court will be closed on February 8, 2013

In anticipation of a major snow storm, the Immigration Court in Boston will be closed on Friday, February 8, 2013. The Immigration Judges will extend all filing deadlines and reschedule all deportation and bond hearings set for February 8, 2013. The court will be open normal hours on Monday, February 11, 2013.

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C-1 and D visa holders have a new green card option

As an attorney specializing in preparing winning I-601 hardship waivers, my law firm’s Boston office is eagerly awaiting March 4, 2013, the first day that USCIS will begin accepting I-601A provisional waivers for unlawful presence with stateside processing.

The new I-601A waiver offers a procedure change that allows applicants to remain in the United States while waiting for a decision. This what is meant by “stateside processing.” The I-601A waiver applies only to unlawful presence and is available only to those with U.S. citizen parents or spouses.

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Listing trips abroad on your N-400 citizenship application

Citizenship Lawyer Tip: How to handle the N-400 question regarding trips abroad

As an immigration lawyer, my job is to deal with immigration problems. Naturalization, the process by which a permanent resident becomes a U.S. citizen, offers the perfect fix. Trade your green card for U.S citizenship and U.S. immigration laws will no longer apply to you.

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