Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion

You may have heard the term prosecutorial discretion but don’t understand what it is and how it might affect your immigration case. Our blog is here to clear things up. What is prosecutorial discretion? Essentially, prosecutorial discretion is the authority of a given agency (for example, ICE) to determine if—and to what extent—it will prosecute […]

6 Tips for People Considering Investing Using EB-5 Investor Visas

HISTORY: Created by Congress in 1990, the EB-5 Program was designed to stimulate the U.S. economy via job-creating and foreign capital investments.   REQUIREMENTS: The EB-5 program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and allows for entrepreneurs, their spouses, and their unmarried children under 21 years of age to apply […]

5 Steps You Should Take After You Receive a Notice to Appear

You’ve just received your Notice to Appear… now what? The Notice to Appear (NTA) is the official document that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sends you when starting the removal (deportation) process against you.  Getting an NTA means that you must appear in Immigration Court to go through the removal process or defend yourself […]

What Are My Rights as a Naturalized U.S. Citizen?

Are “natural-born” U.S. citizens treated equally under the law as “naturalized” citizens? That’s a question you may be asking if you or a friend has applied for U.S. citizenship. While living in the U.S. has many benefits, the rights afforded to citizens are often the most important aspect of gaining citizenship. Fortunately, there aren’t many […]

5 Ways You Can Effectively Prepare for Your USCIS Interview

If you are seeking U.S. citizenship or permanent residence (“green card”), you will likely find yourself sitting in a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) interview at some point. While these interviews can be stressful enough, failing to fully prepare can make a difficult process even more nerve-wracking—or worse, cause your citizenship or permanent residence […]