Requirements for Deferred Action

Free Reports to read BEFORE you decide to file an Immigration case or to hire an Immigration Attorney.
These reports will save you time and money.
Read These Reports to Learn:
How you can always represent yourself in an Immigration Case
That not all Immigration Attorneys are the same
The questions you should always ask your Immigration Attorney before you hire him
How Immigration cases can be needlessly delayed or denied and what you can do to avoid that fate.
How not to rely on advice given by friends, family, and surprisingly Immigration information officers
How every document you file with USCIS can affect you and your family for years.
Little known secrets of fiancé visa and green card interviews from an attorney with 20 years of experience

My office has been receiving many calls lately concerning deferred action.  The questions I am asked is: “What is deferred action?” and “How do I qualify for deferred action?”

USCIS has listed on its site  a page named: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process.  This page goes through the deferred action process and it also has a frequently asked question page.  The page explains what deferred action is and it also explains some of the nuances of deferred action.

You may request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals if you:

  1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
  2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
  4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
  5. Entered without inspection before June 15, 2012, or your lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012;
  6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.

I strongly suggest visiting this site to review whether or not you would qualify for deferred action.  You should also read our blog post entitled: “Some undocumented aliens will no longer be deported by the U.S.”. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office at 888-801-6558

The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information only. Laws can and do change and additional laws may apply in your case. Contrary to what your friends tell you every immigration case is different. Please contact our office to review your matter prior to filing any documentation with USCIS

Lawrence Gruner is a green card Immigration Lawyer , and an experienced sacramento green card attorney, and fiancee visa lawyer with almost 20 years of experience handling immigration cases. He has office locations throughout northern California. His office handles immigration cases throughout California (including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Sacramento) the United States and the World. You may reach us from anywhere in the world toll free at 888-801-6558 . You may also email us your questions. Attorney Gruner would be happy to review your situation and all of your options. He can help you come up with a plan for your Immigration case. His office handles green card cases (both family based green cards and business based green cards K1 fiance visa cases (see our article 10 things to know about K1 visas), naturalization and citizenship cases, E1-E2 investor cases, H1b cases ( visit our blog: How to get an H1b visa)and marriage visa cases.

We handle cases throughout the state of California and the World. California cities include: Sacramento, Stockton, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Richmond, Fairfield, Grass Valley, Nevada City,Vallejo, Berkeley, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, South San Francisco, San Bruno,Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Brisbane, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Mt. View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Yuba City, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Coronado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Roseville, Rocklin,Auburn, Dixon, Davis. We also have clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Reno, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago.

Join Our Mailing List



Email:


For Email Marketing you can trust

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT US

  • S. Lucas
    TEMPORARY VISA
    img

    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

SEE ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT US

How To Get a Green Card

Free Reports to read BEFORE you decide to file an Immigration case or to hire an Immigration Attorney.
These reports will save you time and money.
Read These Reports to Learn:
How you can always represent yourself in an Immigration Case
That not all Immigration Attorneys are the same
The questions you should always ask your Immigration Attorney before you hire him
How Immigration cases can be needlessly delayed or denied and what you can do to avoid that fate.
How not to rely on advice given by friends, family, and surprisingly Immigration information officers
How every document you file with USCIS can affect you and your family for years.
Little known secrets of fiancé visa and green card interviews from an attorney with 20 years of experience

Many people call our offices and ask: How do I get a green card?  This is a great question.  There are many different ways to get a green card.  We will go over the basic ways to get a green card (which include through family, work, and asylum).  However, there are other ways, which are beyond the scope of this article, which would allow you to obtain a green card.  It is recommended that you view the links below to the USCIS website to review the other possible ways to obtain a green card.  After you have visited their site please feel free to contact our office.  We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the green card process.

Green cards are a bit like the golden ticket in the story, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of bestowing the ticket holder a tour of a magical candy factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate, the green card provides the right to live and work in the United States, be protected under U.S. laws, and re-enter the U.S. 

As a green card holder you will also be able to file certain petitions with USCIS for loved ones.  However, you will not be able to file  petitions for the same types of loved ones you would be able to file if you were a U.S. Citizen. (For example only a U.S. citizen can file a K-1 fiancee visa petition for their fiance.)  You will have the ability to file petitions for more loved ones when you become a U.S. citizen

The three most common ways to get a green card are through:

  • Family Members
  • Employers
  • Requests for Political Asylum or as a Refugee

If you want to come to the United States or bring a loved one, employee, or refugee to the U.S., this article was written for you.  In this article, we’ll:

  • Nutshell how to get a green card as a family member (including fiancés), employer, or refugee.

  Explain our 5-part guarantee in case you would benefit from the assistance from a qualified immigration attorney. 

 How to Get a Green Card through a Family Member in a Nutshell

A U.S. citizen can apply to bring a family member to the U.S. or to bring a fiancé to the U.S. 

  • A family member may be a spouse, parent, or child (unmarried and under the age of 21).  Other relatives may qualify for a green card as well.

            If the relative is already in the U.S., this is the process you would go through in order to obtain a green card:

 

  • The Form I-485 (Adjustment of Status) must be filed by the family member, requesting permanent residence status (i.e. green card).

 

  • At the same time, the Form I-130 (Petition for an Alien Relative) must be filed by the U.S. citizen family member.  In addition, there are other supplemental forms which must be completed and filed.

  

  • If the relative is not in the U.S., he or she goes through consular processing outside of the United States and the Form I-130 (Petition for an Alien Relative) is filed. 

 

  • Once your relative has entered the  United States he or she will  become a green card holder.

To bring a fiancé to the U.S, the U.S. citizen must file the I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé (K-1 visa petition) with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  For more details on how to bring your fiancé to the U.S. click on this link:  “How to get a K-1 Fiancé Visa”.

 

How to Get a Green Card Through an Employer in a Nutshell

If you are highly educated and trained in a specialty occupation and a U.S. employer wants to hire you, the employer will apply for an H-1B visa (Specialty Occupations Visa) on your behalf.  If this is your situation please contact our office so we can see if you will qualify. 

There are also other ways to get green cards, including, but not limited to, through work and investment in the United States which are beyond the scope of this article.  Also., you may obtain a green card through self petition or through a special category of jobs (you may wish to visit the USCIS website to see how to get a green card through special categories of jobs.)  Again, these categories are beyond the scope of this article.  However, we would be happy to talk to you, free of charge, about your options 888-801-6558

How to Get a Green Card Through Political Asylum or as a Refugee in a Nutshell

If your political beliefs, race, religion, nationality, or social group put you in danger of returning to your country of citizensip you may seek asylum in the United States.  One year after you are granted asylum in the United States or enter the United States as a Refugee you can apply for a green card by filing the Form I-485, Application to Register for Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

 

USCIS also has a catch all list of other ways to get a green card.  You should review this information. We would be happy to talk to you about these options as well.

 Where to Get Help Getting a Green Card? We have given you, in a nutshell,  the process for getting a green card to live, work, re-enter, and legal enjoy protections in the United States.  However, we understand that even with this information and the educational information provided on our site and the USCIS site, the process remains complicated. Just one mistake may prevent your family from being together or keep you from the life you want. Because we believe in bringing families together and that foreign nationals contribute to our American society, we offer a 5-part guarantee. 

  • First, you are entitled to a free consultation wherein you can get your questions answered and find out if you qualify for a green card. 

 

  • Second, if we take your case and we are unable to get you, your loved one, or your employee a green card, you pay no legal fees. 

 

  • Third, we will do all the legal work to bring children to the U.S. free of charge with a parent.

 

  • Fourth, we will offer you a flat fee for legal services so there are no surprises.  You know exactly what you’ll pay upfront and before you hire us. 

 

  • Fifth, we offer no interest monthly  payment plans.

 

While the green card itself is just a small green card, laminated with a photo, its benefits are huge – it truly is a golden ticket. It will allow you to live and work in the United States. The United States believes in family unity and that people from all cultures contribute to and benefit our society. 

If you would like a green card or to help someone get a green card, our experienced and qualified immigration lawyers can help.  Your next step is to contact our immigration attorneys to get green card process started.  Call us at (888) 801-6558 now.  We can help you get going in the right direction.

The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information only. Laws can and do change and additional laws may apply in your case. Contrary to what your friends tell you every immigration case is different. Please contact our office to review your matter prior to filing any documentation with USCIS

Lawrence Gruner is a green card Immigration Lawyer  , experienced fiance visa attorney, and fiancee visa lawyer with almost 20 years of experience handling immigration cases. He has office locations throughout northern California. His office handles immigration cases throughout California (including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Sacramento) the United States and the World. You may reach us from anywhere in the world toll free at 888-801-6558 . You may also email us your questions. Attorney Gruner would be happy to review your situation and all of your options. He can help you come up with a plan for your Immigration case. His office handles green card cases (both family based green cards and business based green cards K1 fiance visa cases (see our article 10 things to know about K1 visas), naturalization and citizenship cases, E1-E2 investor cases, H1b cases ( visit our blog: How to get an H1b visa)and marriage visa cases.

We handle cases throughout the state of California and the World. California cities include: Sacramento, Stockton, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Richmond, Fairfield, Grass Valley, Nevada City,Vallejo, Berkeley, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, South San Francisco, San Bruno,Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Brisbane, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Mt. View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Yuba City, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Coronado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Roseville, Rocklin,Auburn, Dixon, Davis. We also have clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Reno, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago.

 

 

Join Our Mailing List



Email:


For Email Marketing you can trust

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT US

  • S. Lucas
    TEMPORARY VISA
    img

    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

SEE ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT US

How do I get a green card through marriage to a US Citizen?

<Our office has 20 years of experience handling green card cases. We will help you get your green card quickly, without delays, and with a money back guarantee. Call us at 888-801-6558<

If you ever wondered:”How do I get a green card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen”, you are not alone.

Obtaining a green card through marriage to a US citizen is surprisingly easier, quicker, and more efficient than most other ways of obtaining a green card. There are certain relevant steps to take and requirements in getting a green card through this particular means.

The first step is to get married, neither party can be married to anyone else and the marriage has to be legal and documented. After the legal marriage has taken place the foreign individual needs to file the Form I-485. This form is specifically for permanent residence in theUnited States. During the time that the Form I-485 is filled out by the foreign applicant, the US citizen needs to fill out the Form I-130. The Form I-130 needs to be sent first and the I-485 is sent second after the first form has been filed. The Form I-130 needs to be on a pending or approved status before sending the completed Form I-485. After submitting the Form I-130, you will receive the Form I-797, which is the notice of action and this proves the pending or approved status of the Form I-130. Each of these forms needs to be filed with the USCIS.

Both parties need to be in the US at the time of the green card application. The foreign applicant needs to be in the US at least 6 months before the green card application can begin. The foreign applicant must have entered theUSlegally with no issues that could determine the applicant a criminal. There will be an investigation to prove this legal fact, so any criminal activity will be uncovered during the green card process by a US immigration official.

Documents Needed

In order to obtain a green card, the following documents need to be presented in addition to the Form I-130 and Form I-485 that was submitted previously. It is necessary to submit the Form G-325A that includes biographical information along with photos. The Form I-864 which is the affidavit of support. It is optional to submit the permission for work authorization, Form I-765. Medical examination results needs to be submitted, which is specifically the Form I-693. It is also optional to submit the request for travel expenses, which is the Form I-131. The petitioner’s proof of citizenship which could include a passport or certified birth certificate. It is vital to submit proof that any previous marriages of either party are null and void, if applicable. Lastly, filing fees need to be submitted, which are currently $1,490.

Necessary Steps

After all the documents have been submitted and approved satisfactorily according to the USCIS, you will be contacted about a biometrics/fingerprinting appointment. This is necessary in order to get a green card and the USCIS will give you all information that relates to this step. After that has been completed, the USCIS will issue a work authorization and permission to travel. This will be issued to you from the USCIS within 90 days of filing.  The final step will be the interview that the USCIS will contact you about. The interview is scheduled anywhere from 2 months up to 4 months from the date of first filing. If the interview has been successful, the USCIS will issue the foreign applicant a stamp that classifies the individual as a conditional permanent resident. The green card will be mailed within 4-8 weeks of a successful interview. If you have any additional questions about obtaining a green card through marriage to a US citizen, there are many resources available on the web as well as experienced attorney’s who will be able to answer questions and help you through the entire process.

The information provided on this site is not legal advice but general information only. Laws can and do change and additional laws may apply in your case. Contrary to what your friends tell you every immigration case is different. Please contact our office to review your matter prior to filing any documentation with USCIS

Lawrence Gruner is a  Reno Immigration Lawyer  and a green card attorney with almost 20 years of experience handling immigration cases. He has office locations throughout northern California. His office handles immigration cases throughout California (including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Sacramento) the United States and the World. You may reach us from anywhere in the world toll free at 888-801-6558 . You may also email us your questions. Attorney Gruner would be happy to review your situation and all of your options. He can help you come up with a plan for your Immigration case. His office handles green card cases (both family based green cards and business based green cards K1 fiance visa cases (see our article 10 things to know about K1 visas), naturalization and citizenship cases, E1-E2 investor cases, H1b cases ( visit our blog: How to get an H1b visa)and marriage visa cases.

We handle cases throughout the state of California and the World. California cities include: Sacramento, Stockton, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Richmond, Fairfield, Grass Valley, Nevada City,Vallejo, Berkeley, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, South San Francisco, San Bruno,Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Brisbane, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Mt. View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Yuba City, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Coronado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Roseville, Rocklin,Auburn, Dixon, Davis. We also have clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Reno, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago.

Join Our Mailing List



Email:


For Email Marketing you can trust

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT US

  • S. Lucas
    TEMPORARY VISA
    img

    Our experience was amazing. The process was smooth. Larry and Jason helped us every step of the way to get my husband’s temporary visa. When I started getting anxiety about how long it takes, what’s the next step or what if’s, I would call either of them and they had no problems giving me answers. Jason went with us to our meeting with immigration, and made us laugh the whole time. He really helped keep me calm as I suffer from anxiety very badly. A year later, I can still call Larry and ask questions about the next step. I’m very thankful I found these guys!!! Highly recommend them!

  • L. Alvarado Jr.
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    I met the love of my life in China. When I was looking for an Immigration attorney to help me get the K1 Visa for my fiance, I was so glad that I found the Law Office Of Lawrence Gruner. Attorney’s Lawrence Gruner and Jason Marachi gave us excellent representation throughout the whole process and got us through the process very quickly and smoothly. It only took six month’s for my fiance to get her K1 Visa and move to the U.S. with me so we could get married and start our lives together. And in another six month’s later, my wife now has her Green Card. I highly recommend this Law Office for your Immigration Law needs.
    Thank you Mr. Gruner and Mr. Marachi!!

  • M. Obregon
    IMMIGRATION LAW
    img

    Lawrence and his legal team are stellar. They provided an affordable solution to our immigration related legal issues. My wife and I turned to Lawrence and his team from friends that also had a successful experience. Simply, we all agree that it was the right choice. Everything was completed as offered and his legal advice as a lawyer and a friend is always there. Thank You!

SEE ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE

REQUEST YOUR FREE, NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY

YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT US