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Easing Deportation Laws

The Obama administration has been at odds with the Republican House over immigration law reform regarding easing citizenship requirements for the millions of undocumented aliens in the US who are enrolled in our schools and universities, receiving public benefits, working in various industries and paying taxes, though many are living and working here under the radar.

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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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How to get Italian citizenship and other immigration questions that I have no idea how to answer

I consider myself to be an effective immigration lawyer. Want a green card? I can show you the options and assess your chances. Have some complicated legal issues but still interested in applying for naturalization to be a U.S. citizen? Or do you need an attorney to represent you in Immigration Court? I can help.

But, as I’m an immigration lawyer in Boston, sometimes I get downright stumped. Here are some frequently asked questions that I have no idea how to answer:

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If you use an immigration lawyer, will USCIS suspect that something is wrong with your immigration case?

Green Card Lawyer Boston

At a meeting in my immigration law office in Boston, a potential client recently asked me this question:

I’m interested in hiring an immigration lawyer to prepare my green card case. But is it risky to use an immigration lawyer? I’m concerned that if USCIS sees that I have an immigration lawyer, the immigration officer might get suspicious. By using an immigration lawyer, perhaps the officer will presume that my case has some problem or issue.

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How to Get a Green Card in 27 days. A Boston Immigration Lawyer explains

Green Card Lawyer Boston, Massachusetts

If I had a dollar for every time a client has told me that their friend got their green card is four weeks, I’d have been able to retire long ago. But the reality is that, right now, if everything goes perfectly, when someone living in the Boston, Massachusetts area seeks a green card through adjustment of status (I-485) based on a concurrently-filed visa petition (I-130) filed by through U.S. citizen spouse, the entire process takes about 5 months, give or take a month or so.

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