How to Request USCIS Ombudsman’s Individual Case Assistance

Did you know that the USCIS has an official ombudsman?  The CIS Ombudsman’s Office works with applicants to improve the quality of citizenship/immigration services  by helping applicants with resolving certain case issues. The current seventh Ombudsman is Phyllis Coven. Her…

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NFAP Immigration Policy Brief (Part 1): Obstacles For Foreign Physicians And The National Impact

In a recent immigration policy brief, the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) discussed a number of issues with the U.S. immigration system that serve to inhibit rather than facilitate the entry of highly-skilled foreign medical professionals. Of particular concern…

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Avoiding Unintentionally Abandoning Permanent Resident Status: Form I-407 and Re-entry Permit

Do Not Sign Form I-407 We strongly discourage returning permanent residents from signing Form I-407 (Abandonment of Permanent Residence Status) if they have been denied reentry to the United States. Signing Form I-407 serves as evidence that they have affirmatively…

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Unintentionally Abandoning Permanent Resident Status – Part 2: Absence From the U.S.

Many legal permanent residents (LPR) are unaware that they could lose their permanent resident status by being absent from the United States for an extended period of time, particularly for more than six months (180 days). In many cases, they…

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Part 2 of 2: Future Domestic Impact of Slow H-1B Visa Process for Foreign Physical Therapists

In our previous article we discussed a recent report from the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) which shared alarming information about the impact of current immigration law on the physical care for an aging U.S. population. Of particular focus…

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Badmus Law Firm Awards American Dream Scholarship to DFW Student

Badmus Law Firm continues another year of supporting immigrant students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area through its Immigrant Journey Awards program Press Release– Nov 19, 2012 – Badmus Law Firm recently awarded its American Dream Scholarship to outstanding Irving student,…

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Family-based Green Cards (Part 4): Children and Aging Out

The age of a sponsored child is very important in all priority levels, including immediate relatives. Remember that a child must be under the age of 21 to qualify as an immediate relative or as an unmarried child under the…

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Family-based Green Cards (Part 3): Application Process

Depending upon the family relationship, obtaining a family-based visa can be an even more lengthy process than that required to obtain an employment-based visa. The first step is for the sponsoring relative to file a Petition for Alien Relative, Form…

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North Lake College Hosts Immigration Workshop with Badmus Law Firm, PLLC

On September 17, North Lake College (NLC) hosted the DREAMers Immigration Workshop. The event offered free consultations with Badmus Law Firm PLLC to assist students applying for the “DREAM Deferred Action” program. Officially known as DACA, the program allows qualified…

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Holiday Schedule for Badmus Law Firm

Badmus Law Firm will be closed on December 23, December 26, December 30, and January 2 for the Christmas and New Year holidays. We wish you all a safe holiday season and Happy New Year!

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