Monthly Archives: April 2014


You can only be Free if I am Free.

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.” “You can only be free if I am free.” I didn’t come up with that. It was Clarence Darrow.

Let me tell you about a call I got a couple of weeks ago. A Mexican woman told me her child was […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

The Indian Doctor- options for physicians

I heard today about an Indian doctor whose visa was denied because the embassy folks thought he planned to stay here.

First, let’s talk about intent. Many non-immigrant visas require you to prove that you will return to your home country. If you have family in the US, this could be hard to prove. If you […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

When adoption is not the best option- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

What is it?  Special Immigrant Juvenile Status allows a child who is present in the United States without legal status to sponsor himself  for a green card.

How can do it?  Any child who is under the age of 18 and who is not living with his parents could be eligible.

What’s nice about it?   Lot’s […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Immigration Blog, The Adoption Blog|0 Comments

Help! I got a Notice of Intent to Deny my orphan visa. Now what????

It’s every adoptive parent’s nightmare.  They have obtained legal custody of a much longed for baby; filed the immigration work and are eagerly awaiting their little one’s arrival only to receive a Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) on their I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative.

Here are some things you should consider […]

By |April 25th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|0 Comments