U.S. Immigration Process

The RAISE Act May Put a Permanent End to the Green Card Lottery Program

Lots of talk has been circulating in the U.S. government about reforming the immigration system and putting the Green Card Lottery on the chopping block.   Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue proposed the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy) Act in early February which would put an end to the Green Card …

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Special Immigration Priority for Immediate Relatives of US Citizens

Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens have special immigration priority. Belonging to the immediate relative category, they need not wait in line for immigrant visa numbers to become available. Spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens who belong to this category are not subject to numerical limitations. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes available the …

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US Citizens Must File Separate Immigrant Petitions for Spouses and Children

It is well known that the U.S. citizens can petition for their relatives who are living abroad and bring them to the United States. Spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens are the relatives who belong to the immediate relatives category and siblings belong to the family preference category. There are certain misconceptions about filing …

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Can Minor Siblings of US Citizens Immigrate Through Parents’ Petitions?

Many believe that a minor sibling of a US citizen can get a Green Card through his/her parents’ petition, which is not true. Parents of US citizens belong to the immediate relative category just like the spouses and children of US citizens. Unlike parents, spouses and children of US citizens, siblings of US citizens belong to the …

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I-130 Petition Approved

After Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, is approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), your application will be sent to the National Visa Center (NVC) for pre-processing., After your application is approved by the NVC, you will be notified. This article explains what happens after Form I-130 is approved. Form I-130, Petition for …

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