Immigration News

USCIS H-1B Deadline Approaching

Reflecting on Martin Luther King’s words, “Even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” We acknowledge that every immigrant has dream, and here at Margaret W. Wong & Associates we help your dream of citizenship become a reality! Update on H-1B Filings Each spring, the H-1B visa “lottery” causes the H-1B visa to become a hot topic among employers, F-1 students on Optional Practical

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Government Shutdown 2018

Government Shutdown USCIS & EOIR Closures

The US Federal Government shutdown (called the “federal funding hiatus”) has affected many aspects of the government, including the immigration infrastructure. The news media report on widespread closures. USCIS reports on Government Shutdown: “The current lapse in annual appropriated funding for the U.S. government does not affect USCIS’s fee-funded activities. Our offices will remain open, and all individuals should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled. USCIS will continue to accept

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The Happiest Time of the Year – Success Stories

Holiday Success Story #1: Imagine not being able to live in the same country as the people you love. Discrimination againast the LGBTQ community in Miss Honor’s home country meant she couldn’t live in peace with her American girlfriend. After months of what felt like endless paperwork, she called Margaret W. Wong & Associates for help. We did our work, relating her personal story of hardship and discrimination back home,

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25th Anniversary of Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese

“Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese, 25th Anniversary Celebration:  An Immigrant Success Story of Triumph, Agony and war Suffering, and Freedom” This past weekend, Sunday, December 18, we had the pleasure and great honor to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the American-Vietnamese Friendship Foundation. Also, I am happy to report that Margaret W. Wong and Associates, LLC was one of the main sponsors of this important event. This event was also

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Eastern Lake County Coffee Contacts and Discussion on the 2018 Elections

Coffee Contacts On Wednesday, December 12th, we got up early and drove to Geneva where we attended an Eastern Lake County Coffee Contacts that took place at The Lakehouse Inn and Winery on Lake Road East. While we were there, we met and visited with Ms. Marcy Brennan, whose son, Mr. Michael Dylan Brennan, is the mayor of University Heights. We told Ms. Brennan, who now works for LimeLife by

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Neurologist gets i-140 after decision reversal

Often, successfully serving a client does not simply result in victory for one person, but victory for our client’s family, friends, and the greater community of which she is a part. Our Filipino client was an extremely accomplished neurologist who made consistent and crucial contributions toward her respective field of medicine. Due to her competence as a physician, a leading specialty medical service was focused on hiring her to treat

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Expiration of K-3 and K-4 covered by quick Green Card work for Vietnamese family

The client came to the United States as one of minor dependents of Vietnam refugees. In 1999, while still a permanent resident, he went home to Vietnam and got married. Their marriage for immigration purposes is a preference category that the Vietnamese wife will have to wait for at least 5 to 6 years to become eligible to migrate to United States. In 2002 however he became a US citizen

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Woman entrepreneur invests in US to build her American dream

A foreign entrepreneur came us wanting to invest in the United States. We knew that the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa would be a great option for her, and began work on her case. She invested $500,000 into opening a new hotel and we guided her through the process. The hotel was located in a Targeted Investment Area, which means an area with high unemployment or a rural area. We filed

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South african wins legal permanent residency

One of our clients, a national of South Africa and a resident of Florida married a United States Citizen. The United States Citizen was charged and convicted of a crime that precluded him from petitioning for an alien relative. Our team went to work to assist him in overcoming what is called the Adam Walsh Act bar for petitioners of alien relatives. One of our attorneys attended the interview and

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Indian man with criminal past wins green card

In March 2011, we were retained by a client from India who wanted to obtain his Green Card as well as resolve his old criminal issues. He arrived in India in 2001 without documents and informed customs officials he was afraid to return to India. He passed a credible fear interview and was paroled into the United States as an arriving alien. Nevertheless, he was ordered removed from the United

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