Immigration Tips

Things to Know About Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Under the immigration law in the Boston area, deportation has become a threat for skilled labor and entrepreneurs that want to add to the community with their abilities and hard-work. For entrepreneurs who are in the US without the appropriate paperwork, starting a business can be difficult and, at times, almost impossible.

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Marriage-based green card interview in Boston? You need to know about this new procedure

Boston Green Card Lawyer News

If you live in Massachusetts and are seeking a green card based on marriage, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new way of conducting adjustment of status interviews.

At issue is whether the marriage is based on a relationship that the couple entered into for genuine, bona fide reasons. Traditionally, an immigration officer would conduct the marriage-based green card interview by sitting down together with the husband and wife together at the same time. The officer would question the couple and try to figure out whether the relationship was genuine or fraudulent.

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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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“What is the phone number for Immigration in Boston?” An immigration lawyer answers

Boston Deportation Defense Lawyer

As an immigration lawyer in Boston, I’m often asked if I know the phone number for Immigration in Boston, Massachusetts? If you have a pending green card application or citizenship cases and you live in the Boston, Massachusetts-area, surely U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a local phone number that you could call to inquire as to the status of your immigration case, right?

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Boston Immigration Lawyer News: immigration applications filing fees are going up

Thinking about filing for a green card, citizenship or other immigration benefits? If so, keep in mind that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is raising filing fees on November 23, 2010. This increase will generally be about 10% on most applications. Interestingly, if you want to gain U.S. citizenship, the price for the application for naturalization, N-400, will remain unchanged.

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