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Renovaciones de La Acción Diferida De Llegados En La Infancia! (DACA)

Los servicios de inmigración (USCIS) anuncio el proceso de renovaciones para los miles de jóvenes que recibieron el privilegio de la acción diferida de llegados en la infancia (DACA). La renovación de (DACA) le asegura a esos privilegiados una estancia segura sin ser deportados por dos años más. Además de eso continuaran teniendo la autorización […]

By |June 6th, 2014|Immigration Blog|0 Comments

Private adoption in Pakistan

It’s an oldy but a goody, something I posted on the the Pakistani Adoption Group some time ago-



I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences with everyone on private adoptions in Pakistan.

First, let’s look at the laws. The United States adoption laws can be found in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The federal regulations provide […]

By |May 14th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|2 Comments

Can I adopt a relative from Pakistan or any other Muslim Country?

I had a great conversation today with a prospective adoptive parent who had lost a family member in Pakistan under very tragic circumstances.  A child was left orphaned as a result. Over the years I have had many people approach me and ask if they can adopt a relative (often an infant) from a Muslim […]

By |May 14th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|2 Comments

Not sure if you want to adopt from a Muslim country? Read this!

A couple of years ago, I was contacted by a Pakistani American who was trying to get an immigrant visa for an orphaned baby. The baby had been found outside in the freezing cold in January of 2012 in the Hindu Kush Mountains. Only God knows how she survived. After the baby came home to […]

By |May 5th, 2014|The Adoption Blog|2 Comments

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