Family immigration is the primary basis for legal immigration to the United States. Under the current immigration laws of the United States, citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) can sponsor certain family members for a visa that provides non-permanent or permanent residence, also known as a “green card.” Today family visas account for about 65 percent of legal immigration each year.
Unfortunately, in the last few years, the Trump administration has announced several policies and implemented various executive orders that have delayed family reunification, or even worse, resulted in the permanent separation of families. With the recent COVID-19 crisis, USCIS delays and consular closures have further delayed legal entry into the U.S.
Please join Sethi and Mazaheri’s first Immigration Webinar with our law firm’s legal partners, Reza Mazaheri and Sanjay Sethi, to learn more about family-based immigration in the era of Trump and COVID-19 The event will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2020, at 1:00 PM and will be moderated by one of our attorneys, Shervin Abachi. There will also be a Q&A at the end of this program.
In this one-hour-long program, our attorneys will discuss the following questions, among others:
1. Who is eligible for a family visa?
2. Which relatives can apply for family-based sponsorship?
3. How long does it take for eligible family members to be approved?
4. What can be done to expedite a family-based visa?
5. What are the typical causes of denials and delays by USCIS?
6. How can I challenge a denial or delay by USCIS?
7. What are the benefits of family-based immigration and what are the alternatives?