Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

Who Qualifies For An I-751 Waiver?
Mario A. Godoy

Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, is a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form used by conditional permanent resi...

What Is Form I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant?
Mario A. Godoy

Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er) or Special Immigrant, is a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form used to petition for L...

Bill Introduced to Restore the 1929 Immigration Act: Updates Eligibility Date to 2019
Mario A. Godoy

A new bill before Congress would restore the 1929 Immigration Act of establishing a rolling eligibility date for the registry. Thus, allowing individu...

1 Year Extension for Many Ukrainians
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration is extending protections to thousands of Ukrainians who left their homeland when the war with Russia began. USCIS issued new ...

Non-concurrent vs Concurrent Filing Of a Green Card – What’s the Difference?
Mario A. Godoy

A green card, or Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued by the United States government that allows an individual to live and work in the count...

How International Students Can Get a Green Card Through the EB-2 NIW
Mario A. Godoy

Many international students on an F-1 student visa want to get a green card that will allow them to live and work in the United States after their stu...

Medical Requirements For A Green Card
Mario A. Godoy

To immigrate to the United States,  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has set certain medical requirements. They insist applicants co...

Divorcing Partners – When a Partner Promised To Support An Immigrant and Form I-864
Mario A. Godoy

As part of the process to sponsor a fiancé or partner to move to the United States to become a lawful permanent resident (get their green card), the ...

USCIS Releases New Green Cards
Mario A. Godoy

To prevent fraud, counterfeits and scams, USCIS released a new green card design on January 30, 2023. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS...

February 1 is National Freedom Day: Our Resolve To Fight Human Trafficking
Mario A. Godoy

Wednesday, February 1, is National Freedom Day. President Abraham Lincoln signed a resolution to abolish slavery on February 1, 1865, which became the...

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