Too often, “family-based immigration” is described as something distinct from “high-skilled immigration” or “merit-based immigration.” This may come as a surprise to the millions of U.S. citizens who hold their spouses, children, parents, and other relatives in high esteem.“Merit-based immigration”… View Article
The family immigration process begins when a U.S. citizen or permanent resident “petitions” the government to sponsor a family member for a green card. This requires filing a special form (called an “I-130”) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),… View Article
Because Congress has capped the number of employment-sponsored green cards at 140,000 per year (about 13% of the total), the majority of immigrants in the United States obtain their green cards based on a family relationship.This is even true for… View Article
This map shows the home state for most immigrants with recently obtained green cards. You can click to see detailed numbers on which green card categories were used within a particular state.Not surprisingly, the most populous states have the most… View Article
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may sponsor your spouse, your parents, and any unmarried children under 21 years old for a green card. These close family relationships make up the great majority (69%) of the family-sponsored green cards… View Article
U.S. citizens are entitled to sponsor their spouses and minor children for green cards, and only have to wait as long as the government’s processing time — there are no special queues.It may come as a surprise that permanent residents,… View Article
For spouses, minor children, and parents of U.S. citizens, there is no waiting list for a green card. As long as these relatives are approved for permanent residency — which by itself can take over a year in processing time… View Article
Boundless submitted a letter to the House Judiciary Committee to express our concerns about the effect of immigration policies on military members and veterans, and their families.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to include a question asking for social media usernames on a number of immigration and visitor applications, including green card and naturalization forms.
The U.S. Department of State released its latest Visa Bulletin. That’s a big deal if you’re waiting for your priority date to be current so that your green card application can move forward.