5-22-2013 - Wall Street Journal - Immigration Bill raises H-1B Cap
5-20-2013 - Fiscal Year 2013 H-2B Cap Count Update
5-14-2013 - FY 2013 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program applications are due by May 22nd
5-02-2013 - 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery results are available online
4-30-2013 - Colorado Governor signs ASSET Bill into law
4-26-2013 - CBP to Begin Rollout of Automated Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
4-18-2013 - Citizenship and Integration Grant Program - Applications due 5/22/2013
4-16-2013 - The Dream Is Now - A Documentary by Davis Guggenheim
4-08-2013 - H-1B Cap reached within 1st week highlights need for Immigration Reform - comments by AILA President Laura Lichter
4-05-2013 - USCIS Reaches FY 2014 H-1B Cap
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245(i) RELIEF FACTS & INFORMATION
Under current Immigration Law, a foreign national who has entered the United States illegally is not eligible to file for Adjustment of Status (Permanent Residence/Green Card) in the United States, and instead must depart the United States and process through the United States Consulate in their country of citizenship.
Immigration & Nationality Act § 245(i) granted foreign nationals who had entered the United States illegally the opportunity to file for Adjustment of Status if they had a qualifying Family Based (I-130; Petition for Alien Relative) or Employment Based (Labor Certification or I-140; Petition for Immigrant Worker) Immigrant Visa petition filed on their behalf on or before January 14, 1998. Or, in the alternative, a petition filed on their behalf on or before April 30, 2001, if the foreign national could prove by documentary evidence that they were physically present in the United States on December 21, 2000.
245(i) is a provision of law that will forgive a foreign national for entering the United States illegally, however it does not forgive other immigration violations, and foreign nationals should be aware that they may be subject to other grounds of inadmissibility, or be required to file other waivers for grounds of inadmissibility if they are eligible.
Even if a foreign national
qualifies under Immigration & Nationality Act § 245(i), it is strongly
advised that they
contact our immigration attorneys in order to determine
if extenuating circumstances such as waivers for grounds of inadmissibility need
to be taken into consideration before a petition is filed.
Contact Allott Immigration Law Firm for more information about 245(i) relief.
Disclaimer: The information obtained at this site is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This site is designed to present a general overview of certain immigration issues and does not account for the individual facts and circumstances of every case. You should discuss your specific situation with an attorney.
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