Part 1: The Consultation In the first episode of this four part series, Southwest Florida’s leading immigration attorney Pablo Hurtado, tackles the most common questions regarding eligibility to apply for a provisional waiver, the differences between consular processing and filing for adjustment of status, and what to expect during an initial consultation. I married a…

Immigration legal cases can take an extended period of time and make you feel like you’re never going to reach the end. If your case is still in the regular processing time, there’s not much you can do other than wait. But if your case has passed the normal processing time, you may have some…

Immigration law in the U.S. is extremely complicated – especially now. When it comes to the things that matter most to you ( like your family and ability to live and work where you want to), you don’t want to take any chances. You want a lawyer who specializes in immigration law to help you…

“When I arrived, I was caught by immigration officers. Since I was a minor, they took me to a shelter [for] minors and asked me if I had family,” Zoe recalls. The officers sent Zoe to live with her father. After being housed with sponsors, children are then usually placed in immigration court proceedings, where…

Many Americans wonder why all immigrants do not just come to the United States legally or simply “get in line” if they are unauthorized. These suggestions miss the point: There is no line available for unauthorized immigrants and the “regular channels” do not include them. No “line” is available for the vast majority of unauthorized…

United States immigration law is very complex, and there is much confusion as to how it works. The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members. Lawful permanent residency allows a foreign national…

EL PASO — The two little boys squeezed next to each other on the studded leather chair at the front of Courtroom 4 in the El Paso Immigration Court on Thursday, happily hitting each other with a blow-up toy gavel given to them by the judge. “What’s your name?” asked Judge Robert Hough. An interpreter repeated the…

During a 2016 campaign stop in Illinois, then-candidate Donald Trump invited to the stage a man wearing a shirt that read: “Legal Immigrant For Trump.” Asked to say a few words to the crowd, the man chastised the media for missing a fundamental aspect of Trump’s candidacy: that he was opposed to illegal immigration, not…

If Congress fails to pass new legislation, some of the most highly skilled professionals in America will be forced to leave the country or wait decades for employment-based green cards. How did America become mired in such a mess and what can be done to fix the problem? The Origins of the Problem Back in…

Navigating any immigration case can be very difficult and the best first step is to schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer who can provide valuable insight into your case and situation. However, not just any immigration lawyer will do. A good attorney could be the difference between winning or losing your case. You need…

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