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We are always thrilled when cases work out well for our clients, but immigrant success stories are especially meaningful to us being true advocates of diversity. Designated as a best lawyer in the field of immigration law by U.S. News & World Report, Richard Herman and his team of immigration lawyers in Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit treat their clients like family. Our caring approach is combined with aggressive and proven representation to give each client the best fighting chance at success… and ultimately a safe and prosperous life in America.

Want to Win? How to Choose the Best Immigration Lawyer for You

By |May 25th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

Navigating the US immigration landscape has never been easy, with its maze-like complexity and its ever-changing policies and regulations. Since 2016, however, the landscape is starting to look more like a minefield than a maze. When trying to make your way across today's immigration battlefield, who will you choose to handle your case?

How to Win Your U Visa Petition (Victims of Crime)

By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

The U visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows non-citizen crime victims and qualifying family members to live and work in the United States. It intends to protect victims of serious crime who decided to report the crime and assist in its investigation and prosecution, unlike other typical “nonimmigrant” visas that are temporary.

How to Win Your Religious Worker Green Card Case (I-360 Petition)

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

For many religious workers, an R-1 visa is a stepping-stone to obtaining a green card. The requirements for R-1 visas and green cards are similar but not identical. An experienced immigration lawyer understands the differences. He also understands the formalities that you need to meet to either transfer/adjust an R-1 visa to an approved green card status or to file for a green card initially.

Suspending Immigration Is Not Only Unconstitutional, It Will Shrink the American Labor Market

By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

On April 20, 2020, President Trump announced his intention to issue an executive order suspending most permanent immigration to the United States for at least 60 days. The order was signed two days later, on April 22.

VAWA I-360 Petition for Green Card Based on Being Abused Spouse (self-petition)

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , , |

If your spouse was abusive to you, you could still apply for U.S. lawful permanent residence independently. LPR status may be granted even without the help of the abusive sponsor.

Current Guide to Immigration During Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides, Others|Tags: , |

It’s a safe bet that there is no aspect of the US immigration process that has remained unaffected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Following is a general overview of some of the adjustments that have been made. Keep in mind that the immigration coronavirus situation is evolving rapidly and that some of the information in this article may be outdated by the time you read it.

R-1 Temporary Nonimmigrant Religious Worker Visas

By |April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

R1 visas apply to foreigners who are seeking to work in the United States on a temporary or full-time basis – as a minister or in another religious position. Generally, the alien needs a religious sponsor in the United States. Obtaining the first R-1 visa can take time because a site visit may be required.

Waiver of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Two-Year Home-Country Physical Presence Requirement

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Immigration Guides|Tags: , |

The J-1 exchange visitors visa allows exchange visitors to participate in a one- to five-year cultural or educational exchange program that is overseen by the US Department of State. J-1 status is awarded for exchange visitors who are participating in teaching, lecturing, studying, training, observing, researching or consulting programs, and is sometimes funded by the participant’s home country.

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