Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

What Is An EB-3 Green Card?
Mario A. Godoy

Securing a green card grants an individual permanent residency in the United States. Green cards need to be renewed every 10 years. An EB-3 Visa for S...

Who Can Sponsor A Family Member for a Green Card?
Mario A. Godoy

A United States citizen, including naturalized citizens, can sponsor a family member for an immigrant visa to permanently enter the U.S. and receive L...

USCIS to Waive Interviews for Some Conditional Permanent Residents (CPR)
Mario A. Godoy

In an effort to expedite the immigration backlog and improve efficiency, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced new guideline...

April 10th is National Sibling Day: Start the Sibling Green Card Process
Mario A. Godoy

Are you a new U.S. citizen? Do you have a brother or sister living back home? April 10th is National Sibling Day. As a U.S. citizen, you can sponsor y...

New Green Card Rules for Abused Immigrant Minors
Mario A. Godoy

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued new green card rules for abused immigrant minors and expanded the eligibility requirement...

Revived EB-5 Program Will Provide Green Cards for Foreign Investors
Mario A. Godoy

Congress has reached an agreement to revive the EB-5 visa program that allows foreign investors to apply for a green card if they invest in U.S. real ...

Your Card Is Being Produced: Now What?
Mario A. Godoy

Congratulations! Your application to USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) for a green card and Lawful Permanent Residence status has been...

FAQ: Is A Green Card Permanent?
Mario A. Godoy

A green card is a nickname for Legal Permanent Resident status (LPR). The nickname came about because many years ago LPR cards were green! Today, LPR...

USCIS Waives 60 Day Medical Exam Rule
Mario A. Godoy

Part of the process of applying for legal permanent residence (a green card) includes a medical examination, fingerprinting, and other procedures. U.S...

Sports Immigration: Chicago Fire Players Receive Green Cards
Mario A. Godoy

Chicago Fire soccer player Jhon Espinoza of Ecuador is the most recent player to receive a U.S. green card in order to play professional sports in the...

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