Articles Posted in Adjustment of Status



With the recent escalation of armed conflicts in countries like Iraq and Syria, many seek to escape the war-torn areas in search of safety and freedom. The freedom of religion and political opinion that is greatly cherished here in America, is the cause of violence and turmoil amongst the Muslim nations…


Understanding the Visa Bulletin, Part II: Detailed Explanation

When a foreign national (FN) begins the immigration process, his or her case will be assigned what is called a priority date. This date is generally the calendar day Citizenship and Immigration Services received the original immigration petition–and represents the FN’s place in his or her line. In both case…


Understanding the Visa Bulletin, Part I: Introduction to the System

Immigration to the United States is a complex and lengthy process (for most). Sometimes, when this topic is discussed, a “line” to receive a green card is spoken of. Though simplistic, this characterization is not incorrect. The fates of most immigration cases are tied to the Visa Bulletin, which represents…


Obama’s Immigration Action, Part 2: Addressing the “Broken System”

Modernizing the PERM Process There are some problems with the current labor certification process, which is also known the PERM process. PERM (which stands for program electronic review management), is the first step to obtaining employment based permanent residence. It must be approved before an I-140, immigrant petition for alien…


VWP to AOS: A new policy for adjudicating I-485 applications (AOS) filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

On November 14, 2013, the United State Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum with guidance on how to adjudicate adjustment of status (AOS) applications filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who entered the Unites States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Below is a discussion of…