Category Archives: Family visas

Path to Citizenship: Do I qualify for a Green Card?

One of the most popular questions that we get as immigration attorneys is: “How do I become a citizen?” Many clients ask this question with the expectation of a simple two or three step process. The reality is that not … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Citizenship through children

“Anchor babies” is a term that refers to children born in the U.S. with at least one parent who resides in the U.S. illegally. Federal laws grant citizenship to the child automatically and let the child sponsor his parents for … Continue reading

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Demystifying U.S. Immigration: Citizenship through marriage

Marrying a U.S. citizen is not a guarantee of permanent residency or citizenship. Marriage does not automatically transfer to permission to enter and reside in the U.S. After marriage, the U.S. citizenship spouse must petition for residency on behalf of … Continue reading

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Foreign adoption in New York State

Great news for families who adopt a child from a foreign country!  New York State has a shortened statutory procedure that gives full faith and credit of a foreign adoption in New York State, allowing a child’s name to be … Continue reading

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