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September 23, 2021
7 WAYS TO STILL LEGALIZE IN U.S. IN 2021 + 2022 EVEN WITHOUT THE AMNESTY PASSING

👉 1. ASYLUM: Our attorneys specialize in asylum law. Asylum is when immigrants are granted protection when identified as a ‘refugee.’ Asylum has two requirements: fear of persecution, and proof of persecution on account of one of the following: race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group. 👉 2. CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL: Cancellation of […]


September 23, 2021
WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE STARTING TO DATE AFTER DIVORCE

💔 Recently divorced? STARTING TO DATE AFTER DIVORCE: What to do, and what not to do – advice from a seasoned divorce attorney. 1️⃣ Don’t jump into a new relationship after your divorce. Take time to grieve about the divorce and losing your status of being a husband or wife, being in a marriage. Wait […]


September 22, 2021
Prioritizing wellness for my clients and children

I’ve had battles with my weight my entire life since I was a teenager. I’m an immigrant from the former Soviet Union. We came to the US when I was a teenager. I don’t know what it is about living here, but the food is different. A lot of people I know blew up like […]


September 21, 2021
What does UNCONTESTED DIVORCE mean

💔 The least painful way to get a divorce is through collaborative or uncontested divorce. If you live in New York or New Jersey and you want an easy divorce, read on. “Uncontested” means that no side is contesting the divorce itself (both want to end the marriage amicably). 📝 SO, WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE OR […]


September 21, 2021
5 WAYS TO LOSE YOUR GREEN CARD

Worried about losing your permanent resident status? Here is what not to do to ensure your green card stays active. 1. If you travel with an open criminal case, you can lose your green card. Until your criminal case is resolved, do not leave the US. If you leave the country away, you must bring […]


September 16, 2021
Congress pushes for a path to citizenship

🇺🇸 A new immigration bill was passed yesterday! Congress’ proposal is to have a Pathway to Citizenship included in the Budget Reconciliation Bill. This just passed the vote in the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over Immigration in a vote of 25-19, so it will move to the House of Representatives. Next it will go […]


September 16, 2021
The latest news from USCIS

⚖️ Hi all! I am New York based immigration attorney Marina Shepelsky. I have been practicing immigration law for 20 years. If you’re looking for an immigration lawyer, we take clients from all 50 states in the US, because technology lets us do so today! There has been breaking news for people who are filing […]


September 14, 2021
When, Why & How Long: Answers & Questions about Immigration

Hi guys, this is New York-based immigration attorney Marina Shepelsky. Today I answer the questions everyone has been asking me:  ❓When will my immigration case be called? ❓When is my court date? ❓Why are immigration cases taking longer? ❓How long will it take for USCIS to give me an update? Here’s what’s going on with […]


September 6, 2021
Breaking USCIS Removal of Conditions News

📄Immigrants who file I-751 Petitions after Sept. 4 to remove conditions on their two-year green cards and get 10-year green cards based on marriage to a US Citizen will now have a 24-month extension of their status given automatically when filing the I-751 petition. In the past, USCIS extended conditional green card status automatically for 18 […]


September 2, 2021
US Department of State adopts a new 4-tiered approach to fix Immigrant Visa Backlog

✅The US Department of State Announces a new Four-Tiered Approach for Immigrant Visa Prioritization at Consulates and Embassies Worldwide to begin fixing the growing backlog of US Immigrant Visa cases across the world. One of the problems that immigrants faced due to the Covid epidemic is that many of their immigrant visa cases in different […]


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