VAWA: A Lifeline for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Immigration Cases

Domestic violence is an issue that impacts individuals all over the world, especially in vulnerable communities like immigrants in the U.S. To combat the challenges faced and provide legal protection for survivors in these communities, congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994. If you’re a survivor of domestic violence, it’s important to know that there are legal mechanisms in place that will Read More

Tips for Your Naturalization Exam & Interview

Tips for Your Naturalization Exam & Interview Becoming a U.S. citizen is a major accomplishment and includes rights like the ability to vote, receive government benefits, and participate in politics. The naturalization exam and interview are important steps in the process that often cause some applicants anxiety. Whether it has to do with their English language skills, or their ability to memorize facts about the Read More

What Can an Immigration Attorney Do for You?

RELISLAW HELPS PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD ACHIEVE THEIR UNIQUE AMERICAN DREAM! WE HAVE CHANGED SO MANY LIVES FOR GOOD! We live in a world that is driven by convenience. Technological innovation seeks to optimize everything in our lives from how we consume social media content to managing our passport review at the airport. Even the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides every immigration form Read More

Gaining Citizenship After Getting Your Green Card

American citizenship grants you many rights and privileges, which makes moving to the U.S. an appeling option for many immigrants. If you have a green card, also known as a permanent resident card, and you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for U.S. citizenship through a process called naturalization. There are many steps in the naturalization process, but with the right guidance, it’s an achievable Read More

O-1A: The Visa for Scientists, Business People, Teaching

The United States created the O-1A visa as a way to attract brilliant and talented minds of the world for work and to provide valuable scientific contributions to society. The O-1A Visa is offered as an option for scientists, researchers, and business people who have extraordinary abilities within their field. As a scientist who has achieved exceptional success in your field, you may be eligible to live and work Read More

Applying For an EB2 Visa Using a National Interest Waiver

Those eligible for an employment-based, second preference (EB2) visa are typically educated professionals in a field that has workforce needs that cannot be met quickly enough. These individuals show exceptional abilities and have a standing job offer from an employer within the U.S. However, those with exceptional abilities without a job offer and even without any university degree, can still apply for an EB2 visa Read More

U-visas for Victims of Crime in the U.S.

The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world. There are over 400 languages spoken and people from every country come to live here. At RelisLaw, we have given hundreds of people legal guidance on how to live in the U.S. and have a chance at a better life. However, not every immigrant story begins with a warm welcome. Immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are statistically less likely Read More

Understanding the E-2 Visa Requirements for Investors

The global economy is in a very unusual situation, which most people are very unfamiliar with. While the high inflation, risk of a recession or depression, and other economic uncertainty can be stressful and even cause problems for many people, it is also these types of conditions that can lead to the biggest opportunities. If you have the resources to establish a business, acting now may give you the ability to get Read More

Adjustment of Status Through Fiancé, Spousal, and E2 (Business Investor) Visas

The goal of many non-citizens and non-lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the U.S. is to, eventually, obtain a green card so that they are allowed to indefinitely stay in the U.S. Many foreign nationals achieve this goal through an adjustment of status, which is the process through which someone applies for a green card, to become a lawful permanent resident, while they are already legally residing in the U.S. Love Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Refugee and an Asylee?

Following the proper immigration process is always important, but it is especially critical when petitioning the United States because you fear for your safety in your home country. The two main options in this type of situation are petitioning as a refugee and petitioning as an asylee. Understanding the difference between these two options will help to ensure you are following the correct processes so you do not Read More