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Comment: How Long A Wait? - Visa Bulletin from the State Department and Border Wait Times from CBP are among the various government times you can find from our Processing Times page. Of course, you can also get the latest Priority Dates, and both Service Center and District Office Processing Times. We are pleased to announce that our Processing Times Page has be updated to include the USCIS National Processing Volumes and Trends. In addition to national trends for all forms, trends for the following forms are available: I-90, I-102, I-129 F, I-129, I-130 Imm Rel., I-130 Pref., I-131, I-140, I-360, I-485, I-526, I-539, I-600, I-751, I-765, I-817, I-821, I-824, I-829, I-914, I-918, N-400 Military, N-400 Non-Military, and N-600. Bookmark this useful page and have the information available at your fingertips!

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Focus: Family Immigration For Experts

Tuesday, July 17 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, July 19 phone session of "Family Immigration For Experts " Robert Frank, Ronald Rex Velasquez, and Other Speakers to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on July 19: Marriage

  • Prior marriages and prior applications
  • Issues if there is prior removal/deportation proceedings
  • What was basis of divorce?
  • Should they get married or come as a fianc
  • Pitfalls what to watch out for
  • What if they are not living together?
  • What about the I-751, getting the denial reviewed, filing a second I-751
    • Ethical problems representing husband and wife
    • Challenging a fraud finding
    • Consequences of the Adam Walsh Act

SECOND Phone Session on August 9: Non-Spouse Relative

  • Children and stepchildren
  • Marriage of the unmarried child
  • Illegitimate children/ Proving the relationship
    • Adopted children
    • Death of Petitioner
  • Bringing the family from abroad initial processing or following to join

THIRD Phone Session on September 6: Bars to Admissibility

  • Criminal Issues:
    • Effect of aggravated felony conviction
    • What is a crime involving moral turptidue
  • Disclosure of conviction, effect of expungement
  • What about drug convictions, Where do you live
  • Obtaining a 212(h) waiver
  • Non-Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Waiver of Non-Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Other problems:
    • False SS#
    • Passport shows entry in home country while in US
Tuesday, July 17 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:

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Don't delay, sign up today.

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