USCIS Increasing Filing Fees in Marriage Green Card Cases and Fiance Visa Cases.

The upcoming USCIS fee increases are scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2024.  USCIS is increasing the fees to cover its increasing operational costs and to get rid of the backlog of cases that have accrued over time.   Hopefully cases will finish quicker overall.  

In general newly filed family based immigration cases including marriage green card cases and fiance visa cases are finalizing sooner than in the past couple of years.  Though not the norm, we recently had a marriage green case complete in 32 days from case filing.  This is quite an improvement over wait times just a year or two ago.

This article provides a detailed overview of the fee adjustments and their implications for applicants. We’ll take a particular focus on the I-129F (fiance visa) and I-130 forms, and related applications for employment authorization and advance parole in marriage green card cases.

Overview of Fee Increases

The USCIS fee structure revision will impact a broad spectrum of immigration applications. Notably, the fee increases span both family-based and employment-based immigration processes, reflecting the agency’s dependency on these fees for its funding. 

Below is a summary of the key changes:

  • K-1 Fiancé Visa (Form I-129F): The fee will rise from $535 to $675, a $140 increase.
  • CR-1 Spousal Visa: Similarly, this will increase from $535 to $675.
  • Adjustment of Status (Form I-485): For those seeking green cards or permanent residency without work or travel permits, the fee will jump from $1,225 to $1,440, marking a $215 increase.
  • Employment Authorization (Form I-765) and Advance Parole (Form I-131): Previously free with an Adjustment of Status application, these will now cost $260 and $630, respectively.
  • Employment-Based Fee Changes: Notably, Form I-129 (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker) will see significant increases across various classifications, with fees for H-1, H-2A, H-2B, L, and O classifications all rising considerably​​.

I-129F: K-1 Fiancé Visa

The K-1 Fiancé Visa allows U.S. citizens to bring their foreign fiancé(e)s to the United States for marriage. Applicants must provide substantial documentation to prove their relationship and intent to marry within 90 days of the fiancé(e)’s arrival in the U.S. 

To avoid these increased costs, applications must be completed and filed ideally by March 31st at the latest. Applications begun prior to April 1st but submitted after April 1st will be subject to the fee increase.

I-130: Petition for Alien Relatives

Form I-130 plays a critical role in family-based immigration, enabling U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor certain relatives for immigration to the United States. The increase to $675 for filing this petition signifies a notable financial impact on families seeking reunification. 

Much like the I-129F application, the I-130 process requires extensive documentation to establish the legitimacy of the familial relationship. Applicants should ensure completeness and accuracy in their submissions to prevent rejections or requests for further evidence, which can prolong the process​​.

Employment Authorization and Advance Parole in Marriage Green Card Cases

The fee increases for employment authorization and advance parole as part of the adjustment of status process represent a significant shift in the cost outlay for prospective immigrants. 

Previously, when filed concurrently with Form I-485, these applications were free. The new fees of $260 for Form I-765 and $630 for Form I-131 introduce additional costs for applicants seeking work authorization that they may not have been factoring in previously.

If you don’t think your application will be ready in time, ensure you’re factoring in these new fees into your financial planning.  

Conclusion

The USCIS fee increase is a pivotal development for immigration applicants, with widespread implications across family and employment-based processes. 

The new structure not only reflects the financial challenges faced by the agency but also places a greater financial burden on applicants. Prospective applicants are encouraged to file their applications before the April 1, 2024 deadline to take advantage of current fees. 

For the most current and detailed information, applicants should consult the official USCIS website or seek professional legal advice to navigate these changes effectively.  You can also contact our office.Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney located in downtown Sacramento California.  His office handles fiance visa cases, marriage green card cases, naturalization cases and other immigration matters.  He would be happy to answer your immigration questions.  He has over 25 years of experience.  His office handles cases in California, the United States and the World. You may email your question to him at attorneygruner@gmail.com

This article is general in nature and should not be relied on for legal advice. Always consult with an experienced immigration attorney prior to filing any documents with USCIS.

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      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!

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      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!!

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      Best Evidence for Your Marriage Green Card Interview

      Marriage green card interviews, at least in northern California, but likely in most other places, are being held much sooner now that we are post pandemic.  During the pandemic these interviews were taking a long time to occur.  It was not uncommon for an interview to take a couple of years after the initial adjustment of status documentation was filed.

      Today we expect to have our marriage green card cases completed in 6-8 months after they are filed.  We recently had a case conclude 32 days after the initial filing.  That was a new record.  Our previous record was about 3 months of wait time which occurred at the end of 2023. Wait times are definitely trending in the right direction. 

      At the interview there will come a time when the immigration officer will ask for evidence showing that the marriage is legitimate.  They may call it “marriage bona fides” but this is what they are looking for you to present to them.

      I believe that the strongest piece of evidence in this type of case is a good photo album.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this is true.   I ask my clients to bring two albums to their interview.  One will have photos of their wedding, reception and honeymoon.  The other will have photos showing the lives of the couple.  The photos in the album will show the couple with family members, and friends as well as photos of the couple on vacation etc.  

      The photos with family members are the most valuable,  They seem to carry the most weight in the eyes of most interviewers.    Photos with friends seem to carry the second most amount of weight and finally photos of the couple doing things together is third most valuable.

      One time I was handling an interview with clients and it was not going well.  The clients were completely prepared but they started struggling with a few of the questions.  However, things changed once the photo albums were brought out.  The clients had been in the movie business and their pictures showed them with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.  The key thing was that they were together with various stars in the photos.  In addition, they had many photos of them with family members.  

      The interviewer’s whole demeanor towards them started to change and the green card was approved shortly thereafter.  Everyone went home happy.

      Another time I was in an interview with a couple who did not have any photos.  In fact, even though I knew they were married, their co-workers did not know.  It turned out they had had a very small wedding and they had no photos of themselves with family members or friends.  They were both introverts, both software engineers,  and they hadn’t told hardly anyone about their marriage.  They told nobody at their work that they were married as they believed it could affect their careers. Social media did not exist at that time, but I am sure that even if it did, their social media would not have reflected that they were married.  The interview went poorly and they had to have a second, much more intense “Stokes interview”.  

      In the Stokes interview the immigration officer will separate the couple and ask all sorts of uncomfortable questions.   The interviewer looks at both sets of answers and makes a decision as to whether the case will be granted.  If it is not granted the immigrant is likely looking at a removal (or deportation) matter before an immigration judge.   

      Happily, with lots of preparation,  they passed this second interview and a green card was granted.  A strong photo album full of pictures of them with family and friends , at the first interview, would have likely made all of the difference.  It would likely have saved them from a very intensive and very uncomfortable Stokes interview.

      In conclusion, many pieces of evidence are important in your case.  In fact the more the better.  Let the interviewer sigh and say something like: “ok that’s enough evidence”.  Rather than say: “did you bring anything else for me to evaluate?”.  However, of all of the pieces of evidence the photo album is the most valuable.  Make sure yours is full of pictures that paint the story that you are happily married and that your family and friends know about your marriage.


      Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney with over 25 years of experience.  His office is located in downtown Sacramento and handles fiance visa cases, marriage green card cases and other immigration matters.  We handle cases throughout the world.  You may reach us at attorneygruner@gmail.com or 888-801-6558.  Our initial consultation is free and confidential.  We would be happy to help you with your immigration matter.

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          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.
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          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!!

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          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!

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          What to Wear to Your Marriage Green Card Interview

          What Should you wear to your Marriage Green Card Interview?

          We prepare our clients for their marriage green card interviews down to what they should wear.  When I first started doing marriage green card interviews I would simply meet the clients at the federal court house.  I would expect them to dress appropriately for one of their biggest days in their lives.  Sadly, this wasn’t always the case.

          They say that the clothes make the man (or woman).  It is definitely true.  When you go out to a restaurant or an event don’t you notice that, for the most part, you are treated better based on what you are wearing? 

          USCIS officers are not robots.  They are individuals.  They do many interviews a day and over time these interviews add up.  They look at everything in the file and they are definitely looking at you and your spouse at the interview.  You simply need to make a good impression.

          This means that you do not wear sloppy clothes, ball caps, or ripped jeans.  These items may be a fashion statement but they do not go over well at your interview.  At best your interviewer will think you are trying to make a fashion statement and try not to let it affect her decision.  Likely, they will think that this interview is not important to you-this is definitely a bad look. Long story short, the way you dress does influence the interviewer.

          A polished and well dressed couple will simply make a better impression on your USCIS interviewer.   You do not need to wear the latest fashions from Milan or Paris.  But you should at least dress at a business casual level.  It is not uncommon for my male clients to show up in a suit or a  blazer.

          Whatever you do, don’t show up wearing a t-shirt with a marijuana leaf symbol on it.  Apparently this has happened before.  The officer was not amused and the beneficiary was told to have a medical examination done.  Drugs were found in his system and he was not granted the green card.  At a minimum, should you wear something like this expect to be questioned under oath about drug use.

          In short, don’t make your life difficult or your attorney’s life difficult.  Simply dress nicely for your interview.  The good thing is that you and your spouse will be dressed nicely and you can have a romantic date night to celebrate how well you have done at your marriage green card interview.

          Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney with over 25 years of experience. His office handles fiance visa cases, marriage green card cases and other immigration matters.  We handle cases throughout the world.  You may reach us at attorneygruner@gmail.com or 888-801-6558. 

          Our initial consultation is free and confidential.  We would be happy to help you come up with an immigration plan.

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              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
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              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
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              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!

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              Fiance Visa Wait Time in 2024

              This article will go over what the fiance visa wait time is in 2024. The fiance visa process is made up of 3 parts: the USCIS portion; the National Visa Center portion and the embassy/consulate portion.

              During the pandemic K-1 fiance visa cases were taking 18 months or longer to go through the entire process. Not too long ago USCIS was estimating 15 months as an average wait time just to get through the USCIS portion of the case. Admittedly, this is the longest portion of the case. However this is a very long time. The total time to get through a fiance visa case, during the pandemic, was typically 18 months–sometimes longer.

              Several years ago the total length of time for the K-1 fiance visa cases (for all 3 stages) was just 5 1/2 to 9 months. This time period was lengthened under the Trump administration and then again due to the pandemic. In fact, during the pandemic some embassies were either not holding interviews at all or were holding them at a reduced rate leading to backlogs. During this time some attorneys were filing mandamus suits in order to prompt the government to finalize these cases.

              Happily the current wait time has reduced significantly overall now that the pandemic seems to be under control. It appears that the USCIS wait time is about 9 months and the rest of the case (NVC and embassy/consulate stage) is about 4 months. The total time in your case will vary by country and the given embassy’s case load.

              The good news is that the overall timeline is trending downward. Hopefully, we will return to the days when a total time of 5 1/2 months for K-1 fiance visa cases is not unusual.

              If you have any immigration questions please feel free to contact us at attorneygruner@gmail.com or call us at 888-601-8558. The consultation is free and confidential.

              Attorney Gruner is an immigration attorney located in Sacramento California. His office has handled immigration cases including fiance visa cases and marriage green card cases for over 25 years. Immigration cases are handled in California, the United States and the World. We would be happy to consult with you on your immigration matter.

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                  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.
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                  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
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                  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!

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                  USCIS Is Likely Looking at Your Social Media Accounts in Detail.

                  Your Online Posts and your social media accounts can impact how USCIS views your Immigration case.

                  In today’s interconnected world, social media has become an integral part of our lives. We share our thoughts, experiences, and personal moments online, often without realizing the potential consequences. As immigration attorneys, we want to emphasize the importance of exercising caution when it comes to your social media presence, particularly if you are in the process of applying for immigration benefits in the United States.

                  A recent report in the Guardian has revealed how immigration officials have increasingly turned to social media to gather information about applicants. It’s crucial to understand how your online activity can influence your immigration case and potentially jeopardize your chances of obtaining the desired visa or status.

                  Social Media Surveillance by Immigration Authorities

                  Recent revelations indicate that immigration authorities, including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have been actively monitoring social media activity. According to the Guardian article, this monitoring includes the use of undercover online accounts, sometimes with the intent to research individuals applying for immigration benefits.

                  These practices, though apparently legal, have raised significant privacy concerns, as well as questions about compliance with platform policies.

                  Social Media Checks by USCIS

                  USCIS, responsible for evaluating green card and citizenship applications, apparently has a specific policy allowing officers to use fake social media accounts to research individuals seeking immigration benefits. This policy, introduced in 2019, permits USCIS officers to gather a wide range of information, including personal addresses, relationship details, educational and employment affiliations, and any social media posts that contradict information provided in the application.

                  Importantly, any information collected during these investigations is documented in the individual’s file, even if it does not raise concerns. USCIS is definitely committed to conducting comprehensive background checks to verify the authenticity of visa applications. In short, USCIS is not merely relying on what you disclose on your immigration forms. They are doing their own investigation of the facts of your case using, among other things, your social media accounts.

                  Social Media and Your Immigration Case

                  As an immigration attorney, I advise my clients to exercise caution and prudence when using social media, particularly during the immigration application process. Here are some key considerations:

                  • Think Before You Post: Before sharing anything on social media, consider whether it could potentially harm your immigration case. Be mindful of the information you reveal about your personal life, relationships, and activities.
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                  • Privacy Settings: Review and adjust your privacy settings to control who can see your posts, photos, and other personal information. Keep in mind that even private accounts may not guarantee complete privacy.
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                  • Avoid Controversial Topics: Refrain from discussing sensitive or controversial topics, especially those related to immigration, politics, or legal matters. Such discussions may be misconstrued or taken out of context.
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                  • Verify Information: Ensure that the information you provide in your immigration application aligns with what you share on social media. Consistency is essential to demonstrate credibility.
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                  • Be Cautious with Friend Requests: Be selective when accepting friend requests or connections from individuals you do not know personally. Law enforcement agencies have used such tactics for data gathering.
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                  • Regularly Review Your Profile: Periodically review your social media profiles to remove or update content that may no longer be accurate or relevant to your immigration case.
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                  • Consult with an Attorney: If you have concerns about your social media activity and its potential impact on your immigration case, consult with an experienced immigration attorney. They can provide guidance tailored to your specific situation.
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                  Conclusion

                  In an age where social media plays a significant role in our lives, it’s crucial to understand the potential impact it can have on your immigration case. USCIS and other immigration authorities are increasingly utilizing social media as part of their background checks. 

                  By exercising caution and following the tips outlined above, you can help protect your immigration status and ensure that your online presence does not inadvertently jeopardize your future in the United States. 

                  Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney can provide you with valuable insights and guidance throughout the immigration process.

                  Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento Immigration Lawyer with over 20 years of experience handling marriage green card, fiance visa, U.S. Citizenship and other Immigration cases. His office handles cases in California, the United States, and the World. He would be happy to talk to you, free of charge, about your immigration case. He may be reached at 888-801-6558 or 916-760-7270.

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                      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!

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                      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!!

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                      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!

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                      USCIS Set to Raise Filing Fees Significantly

                      USCIS Likely to Increase Visa Fees in Early 2024: What You Need to Know

                      The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently announced plans to increase visa fees in early 2024. This decision has raised questions about the reasons behind the fee hike, the expected impact on applicants, and how USCIS plans to utilize the additional revenue generated from these fee adjustments. In this article, we will delve into the USCIS’s rationale for the fee increase and its implications for immigrants and applicants.

                      Why the Need for a New Fee Schedule?

                      One of the primary questions that many have raised is why USCIS is pursuing a new fee schedule. The agency cites a straightforward reason: the current fees are insufficient to cover the operational costs required to timely adjudicate immigration and naturalization benefits. In essence, USCIS argues that it needs higher fees to cover the cost of doing business and to prevent future backlogs from accumulating.

                      It’s worth noting that USCIS receives the majority of its funding, a staggering 96%, from its customers in the form of filing fees. Unlike other government agencies funded by taxpayers through congressional appropriations, USCIS relies heavily on fees paid by applicants and petitioners.

                      While Congress did provide a much-needed infusion of $275 million in fiscal year 2022 to address current backlogs and advance USCIS’s humanitarian mission, ongoing congressional support is necessary to eliminate existing backlogs fully. USCIS hopes that the new fee rule will enable them to stay on top of incoming caseloads and avoid future backlogs.

                      The Accumulation of Backlogs

                      To understand the urgency of the fee increase, it’s essential to examine how backlogs have accumulated over time. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on USCIS operations, causing a dramatic drop in receipts and a temporary 40% reduction in revenue. Simultaneously, a hiring freeze and workforce attrition diminished USCIS’s capacity to process cases, even as caseloads rebounded to pre-pandemic levels.

                      The hiring freeze was lifted in March 2021, and USCIS has been actively recruiting and training new staff to fill current vacancies. However, to maintain a strong fiscal footing and continue improving their ability to deliver timely decisions, USCIS requires additional resources, which the proposed fee rule aims to provide.

                      Revenue Projections

                      Under the current fee schedule, USCIS expects to generate an average of $3.28 billion per year during fiscal years 2022 and 2023. When premium processing fees are factored in, the total fee revenue is projected to be $4.5 billion per year on average.

                      In contrast, the proposed fee schedule anticipates an average annual revenue of $5.2 billion during fiscal years 2022 and 2023. With the inclusion of premium processing fees, this figure rises to a projected $6.4 billion per year on average. This additional $1.9 billion per year is deemed necessary to align agency capacity with projected workloads and prevent future backlogs from accumulating.

                      Utilizing Additional Revenue

                      Many individuals are curious about how USCIS plans to allocate the additional revenue generated from the fee increases. The proposed FY2022/2023 Fee Rule Budget of $5.2 billion is intended to enable USCIS to fully recover the cost of all expenses and meet the projected demand for services. This budget is based on the FY 2016/2017 Fee Rule Budget as a baseline, with various additional costs required for USCIS to operate effectively, including:

                      1. Staffing Updates: Increasing personnel by 7,778 to meet service demands.
                      2. Annual Federal Employee Pay Raises: Complying with Congress-approved pay raises.
                      3. Contract Cost Increases: Covering rising costs and projected demand.
                      4. Technology Maintenance and Refresh: Funding upgraded IT resources.
                      5. Customer Service/Communications: Meeting the growing cost of call center operations and customer relationship management.
                      6. Other Operations: Funding new officer training, FOIA responses, Lockbox activity, contract increases, and Secure Mail enhancements.
                      7. Asylum Processing Rule: Covering the cost of asylum officers adjudicating credible fear and reasonable fear claims at the border.
                      8. Refugee Processing: Supporting the cost of refugee resettlement.

                      Visa and Green Card Application Fee Changes
                      Below you can find the specific fee changes outlined in the proposed (expected) increases. This is not an exhaustive list, but outlines some of the most common visas and applications we deal with at our law office.

                      Fiance Visa (form I-129F): Increase from $535 to $720 (+35%)
                      Marriage Green Card with EAO/AP (I-485): Increasing from $1225 to $1540 (+26%)
                      Marriage Green Card w/Relative Partition, EAO & AP (I-485, I-130(paper), I-765, I-131): From $1760 to $3640 (+105%)
                      Spousal Visa (CR-1 Visa): From $535 to $820 (+53%)
                      Employment Authorization (I-765): From $410 to $650 (+59%)
                      Fee Waivers and Exemptions

                      USCIS is committed to preserving fee waiver eligibility for individuals with low income and those facing financial hardship. Fee waiver requests will continue to be available for applicants receiving public benefits or with incomes at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
                      Impact on Naturalization Applicants

                      One of the noteworthy changes is the proposed increase in fees for naturalization applications. USCIS suggests a $35 fee increase, setting the total naturalization fee at $760, compared to the current $725 ($640 application fee plus $85 biometric services fee). This fee adjustment is aimed at simplifying the filing process by combining the application fee with the biometric services fee. While this represents an increase, it remains below the Consumer Price Index calculation, which would have resulted in a $140 fee hike to $865.

                      Calculation of Fee Increases

                      USCIS calculates fee increases to ensure that they cover the full operational costs. This involves considering both the unit cost of adjudicating a specific form and an additional fixed percentage to cover non-adjudication overhead expenses. The proposed rule also introduces a new Asylum Program Fee surcharge of $600 for certain employer petitions to partially offset the costs of asylum processing.

                      However, USCIS emphasizes that Congress has the power to reduce the burden on fee-paying customers by fully funding the agency’s humanitarian mission, as it does for other government agencies.

                      Conclusion

                      If you are on the fence about whether or not to file your immigration case you may wish to file it sooner rather than later as the filing fees are likely to go up in the next few months. As indicated above some filing fee increases will be dramatic e.g. double the current fees.

                      If you have any immigration questions please call or email us (attorneygruner@gmail.com). We would be happy to consult with you. Consultations are free and confidential.

                      The Law Offices of Lawrence Gruner Inc. handles immigration cases throughout the World. We have over 25 years of immigration experience and we would be happy to work with you. The information above is educational in nature and should not be relied on. Please always speak to an immigration lawyer prior to filing any documents with USCIS.

                       

                       

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                        • S. Lucas
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                          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.
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                          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
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                          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!

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                          Do Immigration Attorneys Give Free Consultations?

                          We receive this question fairly regularly. The answer is, like most things, it depends.

                          Some Immigration Attorneys will provide a 20 or 30 minute consultation to go over your matter for free. The hope is that the attorney will establish a connection with the client, and, if the attorney is able to help, they can establish an attorney-client relationship right away.

                          Other attorneys do charge a consultation fee in order to consult with the potential client, in detail, about their case. The going rate seems to be between $100 and $350 for a 30 minute consultation. These attorneys will generally charge this fee whether the matter is straight-forward or complex. You are basically purchasing a set amount of attorney time for your case evaluation.

                          If you do pay a consultation fee you should ask the attorney if the consultation fee (e.g. $150) would be applied towards your case in the event you hire the attorney. This policy will vary by office so it is a good idea to ask.

                          Is an Attorney who charges a consultation fee better than one that does not?

                          The short answer is No. Attorneys evaluate their practices and determine what works and what does not work. If the free consultation model leads to more and better clients then the attorney is likely to follow that model. If the free consultation model leads to wasted time the attorney is likely to use the consultation fee model.

                          Our office does offer free phone consultations (888-801-6558). We also answer email questions, free of charge, about immigration matters (attorneygruner@gmail.com). The correspondence is free and confidential.

                          The Law Offices of Lawrence Gruner Inc., is located in downtown Sacramento and handles immigration cases throughout California, the United States and the World. We have 5 star reviews and over 20 years of experience handling immigration matters.

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                            • S. Lucas
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                              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.
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                              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
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                              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!

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                              Marriage Based Green Card for Spouse

                              Are you looking for help in applying for a US green card for your spouse?

                              Maybe your spouse entered on a fiance visa and now you need help obtaining a green card for her.

                              Maybe your spouse entered the US legally years ago and never fixed his paperwork.

                              Maybe your spouse came into the US legally and simply overstayed for years even decades.

                              Do you want to work with a firm that has over 25 years of experience handling your type of case and has 5 star ratings?  We would be happy to talk to you to see if we could help you!

                              What we Offer:

                              1.We offer a free phone consultation to go over your situation.  This generally takes 10-15 minutes and it is confidential and it is free.  We will review your situation, advise you, and if we can help we will let you know how we can work with you.  You can decide if working with our office is a good fit, and, if it is, we can start working on your case immediately.

                              2. We offer 3 different levels of representation based on how you wish to proceed.  If you would like a more hands on approach with lower attorneys fees we can guide you on how to prepare your own forms and advise you on what to expect in your case.  If you would like us to prepare your forms and guide you through the process we can help you. If you would like full representation from preparation of all the paperwork to having  an attorney by your side at your interview we can help you.  For any of the options we will evaluate your situation and provide information to help you have your case approved.

                              Why Work With Us?

                              Fully Qualified Immigration Attorneys. Only qualified and experienced fiance visa attorneys with a minimum of 20 years of hands-on knowledge will work on your case. We don’t delegate this process to junior paralegals

                              No Mistakes. We guarantee that your case will  processed with absolutely no unnecessary mistakes or delays. One mistake can delay your case for months. We won’t let this happen to you!

                              Low FLAT FEES.   There are no hidden fees or extra charges.Low Payment Plans. We offer low monthly payment plans for our clients.

                              Personal Service. We don’t wear $3,000 suits – our goal is to impress you with results, not clothing. Also, we won’t hide behind annoying gatekeepers. We are happy to talk to our clients. We have even made after midnight international calls to U.S. embassies on their behalf.

                              We have 5 Star Ratings on Google, Avvo and Thumbtack and are a Law Firm in Good Standing with the State Bar of California.

                               

                              What Our Clients say:

                              “Larry and Jason did amazing job for fiancé visa , my permanent residence and citizenship. They really helped with entire application process ,preparing for interview and they always answered my questions and calls. I really appreciate and satisfied with their service.” Nita Brewer

                              “We had a great experience with Larry and Jason! They will walk you through the process and save you time because they know the immigration process very well. Very intelligent lawyers! Thank you Larry and Jason for all your help”  S. Sotto

                              “Lawrence and Jason are both personable and compassionate in their approach. My wife and I developed a relationship with the both of them, so that as we navigate(d) our journey towards citizenship, I know I can lean on them for advice and counsel. In our particular case we were able to go from application to green card in hand in less than five months. I know it’s rare, but it was facilitated by having Lawrence and Jason there with us from the beginning. If your looking for affordable, knowledgeable, and a real relationship for someone working for you and on your behalf, you cannot go wrong with Lawrence and his team.”  Mr. Pelt

                              “Going with the Law Offices of Lawrence Gruner has been a great decision! Me and my husband contacted Lawrence with our immigration needs in November and we have been nothing less than completely satisfied. Our experience has been very personal and we’ve been able to contact them with all our needs and concerns through text, calls and emails and receive detailed information in very timely fashion. Through this process we have always felt prioritized and cared for and never had the need for worry. We highly recommend Mr. Gruner and Mr. Mirachi for your immigration demands, and we will be using them for all our needs throughout our procedure.”  S. Glenn

                              “Me and my wife used service of Law Office of Lawrence Gruner to help us obtain the fiance visa and for future adjustment of status. Lawrence and Jason guided us through whole process starting from filling up fiance visa application and finishing with final immigration interview where Jason, out attorney was present as well. All our paperwork was handled by Law Office of Lawrence Gruner. If we had any questions or concerns we always got clear fast answers from our attorney. Our case was approved and we are very satisfied with the service we received.
                              Thanks Lawrence and Jason”  D. Lukianenko

                              “When someone thinks of hiring a immigration lawyers, there is always some doubt as to whether they are the best. My wife and I decided to contact Lawrence Gruner. Since we started our case, they have been with us very attentively, when we had Some doubt about what was happening with our case, it did not take 10 minutes to solve it. They offer payment plans. we are really convinced that they are the best immigration lawyers and what to say about Jason an excellent attorney and person .. I only give 5 stars because google does not let me put 10. whenever someone asks us about the best immigration lawyers our answer is Lawrence Gruner”  M. Sandoval.

                              The Quickest and Easiest Way to Sleep Well tonight knowing your Marriage Green Card Case is in the right hands.Contact us.  We will schedule a free phone consultation to review your case in detail.     

                              Email: attorneygruner@gmail.com

                              Phone:  916-760-7270

                              For more information about the marriage green card process read: How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage.

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                                • S. Lucas
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                                  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
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                                  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
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                                  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!

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                                  Fiance Visa Processing Time 2020

                                  How long does the fiance visa process take in 2020?

                                  There are several factors that influence how long a given fiance visa case will take.  These include overall case filings, which country your fiance resides in, and whether the case has been prepared properly.

                                  For many years, for most people, the total time it would take to make it through the USCIS stage, the National Visa Center Stage and the embassy stage was between 5-9 months.  

                                  However, during the Trump administration the total time to process a fiance visa case was longer.  Most properly filed fiance visa cases were making it through all 3 stages in the 8 to 10 month range.

                                  In March USCIS stopped doing fiance visa interviews.  As a result we do not really know how long the current cases will take to finalize.  We also do not know how long newly filed cases will take to make it through the entire process.

                                  If no additional staff is hired at the embassies and USCIS takes the stance that they will be doing business as usual then we would expect fiance visa cases to be delayed.  How long?  That is difficult to say.  Our best guess would be 3-4 months.  However, the delay could definitely be longer. There has been no official announcement from USCIS as to how they plan to proceed.

                                  We would suggest that if you wish to pursue a fiance visa case to file it now.  Waiting to file your fiance visa case will not make it process faster. Make sure that everything is done correctly as the last thing you want to receive from USCIS in this current climate is a Request For Evidence.

                                  You never know.  USCIS may change its policies and allow interviews to be handled over zoom or a different more efficient way where backlogged interviews could be cleared out.  They could also hire more officers or come up with a solution which would allow the backlog of cases, and upcoming cases, to be finalized sooner than expected.  We will find out shortly.

                                  If you would like to learn more information about the fiance visa process please read this article: https://www.visa4you.info/practice-areas/fiancee-visa-attorney/top-10-things-you-should-know-about-the-fiance-visa-process/ or watch this video

                                  Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney in downtown Sacramento California. His office handles fiance visa cases, green card cases and U.S. Citizenship cases worldwide. He would be happy to talk to you about your case. You may reach him at 888-801-6558 or at attorneygruner@gmail.com

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                                    • S. Lucas
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                                      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.
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                                      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
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                                      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!

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                                      Over 200K DACA Recipients on Covid-19 Front Lines in the U.S

                                      The Center For American Progress recently had an article titled: “A Demographic Profile of DACA Recipients on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Response”.

                                       

                                      The article states that there are over 200,000 DACA recipients who are on the front line helping America in the battle against Covid-19. These workers include medical doctors, nurses, teachers, and workers in the food industry among others. This does not count the workers who are in the United States undocumented (including those working in the fields to help feed America during this crises).

                                      The DACA program began in the United States 2012 under President Obama’s administration.

                                      According to USCIS: In order to qualify for the program a given applicant had to show the following: the person came to the U.S. under the age of 16; the person completed high school or that the person had a GED, or that the person was enrolled in school or that they had been honorably discharged from the U.S. military; the applicant could not have been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanors, or three or more other misdemeanors; under 31 years old on June 15, 2012; had continuously resided in the U.S. from June 15, 2007; had entered the U.S. without being inspected before June 15, 2012; and were physically present in the US on June 15, 2012 and at the time of making the DACA request with USCIS.

                                       

                                      Once DACA started in 2012 I began to have interviews with young people who were interested in the program. These young people, although older, reminded me a lot of my own American born children.

                                      The reason they did because they could have easily gone to school, played sports, and been friends with them. They had basically grown up in the United States and were fully assimilated. Our great country had educated them and had helped them grow into productive citizens. These wonderful potential DACA recipients were, for all intents and purposes, American.

                                      It was time for these young people to be able to work and give back to the United States. This is what they wanted. My office was very happy to help these young people be able to work, continue their educations, and obtain their drivers licenses.

                                      Now, as stated above, many DACA recipients are now able to give back to their country at one of its greatest time of need.

                                      In 2017 the Trump administration was able to partially end the DACA program. Currently the DACA program is not available to new applicants. Only those who have previously filed for DACA can apply for renewals. USCIS is not accepting applications for first time applicants.

                                      There is a current case pending concerning the DACA program before the United States Supreme Court.

                                      Meanwhile DACA recipients continue to risk their lives for the United States. Our country is stronger with the help of those DACA recipients, on the front lines, in our collective battle against Covid 19.

                                      Lawrence Gruner is an immigration attorney located in downtown Sacramento. His office handles family based immigration cases including fiance visa cases, permanent resident cases and U.S. Citizenship cases. His office handles cases in California, the United States and throughout the World. He may be reached at attorneygruner@gmail.com

                                       

                                       

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                                          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.
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                                          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!!

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                                          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!

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