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Herman Legal Group’s Richard Herman is a vocal advocate for immigrant rights, always staying on top of the latest immigration reforms and practices. Below are some articles written by Richard Herman that may help you gain a new perspective on the issues that today’s immigrants face.

U-Visa Requirements

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

U-Visa is reserved for persons who were the victim of qualifying criminal activity or have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse in the United States. Two more situations may allow you to use this possibility. Those are having the right information about the criminal activity and your knowledge about it that can be helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence for Form I-360

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , , |

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency has a checklist of items that they recommend religious workers seeing a green card and the religious organizations that sponsor these religious workers review. The list is for informational purposes. The religious workers and religious organizations should review all the religious worker green card requirements with an experienced immigration attorney.

Five Questions to Ask When Interviewing an Immigration Attorney

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

Some immigration lawyers offer free consultations, while others charge a fee. Either way, it would be best for you to look at your consultation not only as a chance to seek advice about your immigration case, but also to interview the attorney to find out whether he is a good fit for you. The following are some tips on selecting and interviewing immigration lawyers.

J-1 Visa Waivers: Request by a Designated State Public Health Department (The Conrad 30 Waiver)

By |May 31st, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , , |

The J-1 visa is unique in one respect -- it generally requires its holders to return to their home country for at least two years after their J-1 visa status, including any extensions, has expired. This restriction is known as the J-1 two-year home residency requirement. Five major categories of waivers are possible, however, including the so-called Conrad 30 waiver for foreign medical doctors.

What are the benefits of a U visa?

By |May 31st, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

U Visa for qualifying persons brings many benefits. Victims who are granted U visa status have the right to remain in the United States for the period that their visa is valid. They become legal non-immigrants and have rights such as opening a bank account, getting a driver’s license, enrolling in an academic study, and similar. This article will highlight the most important advantages for a person who is granted a U- Visa status.

Questions and Answers about R1 Nonimmigrant Visas

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , |

A meeting with USCIS, religious worker stakeholders, and the California Service Center (CSC) was held on July 14, 2011, and July 28, 2011. The discussion touched on numerous topics including Requests for Evidence, on-site inspections, and other R1 matters. Some of the questions and answers follow:

J-1 Visa Waivers: Exceptional Hardship

By |May 26th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Articles|Tags: , , |

People whose presence in the US is based on a J-1 visa are subject to a requirement that other visa holders are not subject to -- the two-year home residency requirement. The purpose of this requirement is for J-1 visa holders to use their newfound skills to assist people in their home countries. Five major waivers of the home residence requirement are available, however, one of which is the “exceptional hardship” waiver.

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