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More Issues in Green Card Cases

Posted by Uzo Akpele | Jul 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

My Spouse and I live in different cities, will this affect the approval of our petition? It may or may not.  The usual position is that married people live together, so the USCIS expects you to show a joint residence.  If you do not, it raises a red flag.  Yet there are several good reasons why ...

Issues in Green Card Cases

Posted by Uzo Akpele | Jun 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

My husband is an American citizen, he wants to file for me, but a few years ago he was convicted for burglary and served time in jail.  Will he be able to file for me? Your husband will still be able to petition for your regardless of his having done time for burglary.  Criminal convictions of U...

Understanding the U.S. Family Immigration Process

Posted by Uzo Akpele | Jun 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

The United States has a long history of re-uniting families. Its family-based immigration is part of the visa system that allows a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (green-card holder ) to sponsor their family members to join them in the United States.  When the process is completed, the family ...

Why May a Green Card Petition/Application be Denied

Posted by Uzo Akpele | May 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Requested Documents were not submitted. The CIS may request documents  before the interview; during the interview or even after the interview.  The USCIS may even issue a Notice Of Intent To Deny which requires the parties to provide information.   All the requested documents have to be submitted...

A Walk Through The Joint Green Card Application Process

Posted by Uzo Akpele | May 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

When that green card application is filed, it is time of expectation – one looks forward to the interview, arrival of the actual green card and even before that, the enjoyment of certain privileges such as the ability to take up employment  and to travel out of the U.S. while the green card appli...

Be a Proud Immigrant

Posted by Uzo Akpele | Oct 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Should anyone be ashamed of being an immigrant in the United States (or anywhere indeed)? No. Going from one place to another to live (migration) is just a fact of life; has always been from the earliest of ages. For the United States, the reality is that in this twenty-first century, people who ...

Removal of Condition

Posted by Uzo Akpele | Mar 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

For persons who obtained their green card through marriage AND whose marriage was less than two years old on the day they received their green card, there is ANOTHER STEP in their journey to permanent residence in the United States. US immigration law presumes that a marriage which has not crosse...

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