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August 9, 2021
BABIES CARRIED BY FOREIGN SURROGATE MOMS WILL NOW GET US CITIZENSHIP

👧USCIS Removes Barriers to U.S. Citizenship for Children Born Abroad Through Assisted Reproductive Technology to Surrogate Moms. 📑USCIS announced updated policy guidance affecting children born outside of the United States and the determination of whether children born through assisted reproductive technology (ART) are considered to have been born «in wedlock». 👪This policy update will allow […]


August 2, 2021
Green Card Holders can file for only 3 categories.

✅Green Card Holders can file for only 3 categories of family members: 1️⃣Spouse (category F2A) 2️⃣Children under age of 21 (category F2A), and 3️⃣Adult unmarried children over 21 y.o. (F2B) They may not file family petitions for parents or married children. Call us today if you are ready to move on to the next phase […]


August 2, 2021
12 Smart Ways to Make Dating After Divorce Easier, According to Therapists

After the stress of going through a divorce, it can be difficult to think about dating again. Everyone has their own timeline for when they might want to get out there. “More important than the length of time is what one does during that time,” says Christina Jones, LCSW. “It’s important to be self-reflective and […]


August 2, 2021
Delays With US Passport Renewal and Issuance – What to Do

❓What’s going on with passport issuance delays? 🇺🇸American citizens are experiencing huge delays in all the 50 states with the process of getting their American passports renewed. That’s right. People are ready to travel. They were home for almost two years because of COVID. They were in quarantine. Everybody was being good, social distancing, staying […]


August 2, 2021
What are 5 great questions to ask your Divorce lawyer if you are considering a divorce?

🔹1. LAWYER QUALIFICATIONS + FAVORITE STRATEGIES Do you work with complex divorces? If so, what is your strategy? For example, at our firm Shepelsky Law Group, we take the more collaborative approach and prefer to resolve the most complex divorces via uncontested route, with a strong Settlement Stipulation/Agreement. But we have colleagues that NEVER settle, […]


July 27, 2021
VAWA petition most common mistakes: Immigration lawyer advice

👋Hi friends, I’m immigration attorney, Marina Shepelsky. Today, I’d like to talk about the biggest reasons VAWA petitions get denied and the most common mistakes with VAWA petitions. ▶VAWA petition has basically three elements to it. 1️⃣First, you have to prove joint documents. You have to prove that this marriage was a real marriage, entered […]


July 12, 2021
10 rules for success

There are 10 very simple rules that you can follow to become truly successful. ✅Be Passionate. And do what you for love. ✅Work Hard. Don’t ever fool yourself — success comes from really hard work. Work harder than the next guy/girl. I just watched the “Last Dance” documentary and Michael Jordan worked like a BEAST […]


July 9, 2021
ICE Releases New Policy Guidelines for Pregnant Women

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has issued a new policy that states women known to be pregnant or nursing should not be detained, arrested or taken into custody unless release is prohibited, according to newly-released guidance. The move is a shift away from the Trump administration, when immigration officers were directed to no longer default to trying […]


July 9, 2021
What is the immigrant population in the United States?

Immigrants comprise almost 14 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 44 million people out of a total of about 327 million, according to the Census Bureau. Together, immigrants and their U.S.-born children make up about 28 percent of U.S. inhabitants. The figure represents a steady rise from 1970, when there were fewer than […]


June 23, 2021
Successful case, or how love crosses continents

👩 This young lady is one of my favorite clients. She is from Cambodia  and lives in the Bronx. 📁We helped her reunite with her parents after their petitions were first denied. We appealed and won and they came to US with green cards! Then, we helped her bring to NY her fiancé from France and […]


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