What Exactly is Post-Conviction Relief?

You may have heard that a criminal case ends after the appeal stage, but there is one more potential step in the process. Even if you have been convicted of a crime in Florida and you have passed the appeal stage, you may be able to file for post-conviction relief in order to raise new issues in your case. In many ways, a post-conviction relief motion may be able to influence a more positive resolution to your Read More

What Nonimmigrant Visa Holders Need to Know About Change of Status

When you gain entry to the United States as a visa holder, you're authorized to stay for a specific purpose. Your visa type defines the exact reasons you're allowed to be in the US as a nonimmigrant. For that reason, you may be barred from certain activities during your stay. For example, if you've entered the country on a student visa, your purpose is to study—not to gain employment, which is why your student visa Read More

Deportation Defense: Understanding Your Options for Relief

Deportation is a serious matter with a complicated process behind it. Even so, if you've been ordered to appear in immigration court, don't lose hope. You'll have the opportunity to defend yourself in front of an immigration judge. Here's an overview of the options available to you: Fighting the Allegations A deportation case typically begins when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issues a Notice to Read More

Family-Based Permanent Residence: Who is Eligible?

Looking to join your family as a United States permanent resident? It can be overwhelming to learn about the process of obtaining a green card, so it's important to know exactly where you should start. In order to get a green card through family, you will generally apply within one of four possible categories. Take a look at these options to see which one most resembles your situation. You're the Immediate Read More

A World of Possibility: A Brief Guide to U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Options

Whether you're thinking about temporary study, work, or training in the United States, you'll need a proper nonimmigrant visa before you cross any borders. Take a look at the following visa categories for an overview of the options available to you. Keep in mind that many of these visas may allow for your children, spouse, or support staff to join you under the right circumstances. For Businesses B-1 Business Read More

Going on Holiday in America: The B-2 Tourist Visa

With summer just around the corner, you might be thinking about visiting the United States on holiday. Depending on a number of factors—like the purpose of your visit, the length of your stay, and your country of citizenship—you may need to apply for the B-2 Tourist Visa before you can enter the country. What is the visa, how do you qualify, and what does it let you do? Let's go over the specifics. What's Your Read More

The 2017 New American Awards

Sánchez-Roig Law Firm, P.A. is honored to support Catholic Legal Services of Miami (“CLS”). Bruce Solow is President of the Board of Directors of CLS and Rebeca Sanchez-Roig is a Board Member. Founded in 1998, CLS provides a full range of immigration-related legal services, and focuses exclusively on helping poor immigrants, refugees, and impoverished people obtain asylum, establish legal residency, become citizens, Read More

The US Visa Waiver Program: Who Qualifies?

Are you planning to enter the United States to visit family, meet with business partners, or catch a flight to another country? If you're staying for under three months, you may qualify for the US Visa Waiver Program. The program allows you to enter the country without the need for a visa application. Your eligibility will depend on your country of citizenship and a number of other factors. Here's what you need to Read More

5 Handy Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

If you have an employer willing to sponsor your visa application, the H-1B Visa can be a great immigration option. It works well for professionals who want to work in the United States, and for American companies that need to find highly specialized knowledge in a foreign employee. Unfortunately, US Congress has maintained a “cap” or limit on the annual number of H-1Bs that may be issued each year. The cap currently Read More

A Brief Introduction to the H-1B Visa

While there are many types of visas available to help people come to America, few are as popular for employment-based situations as the H-1B. The H-1B visa is an excellent option as it makes it easy for both the immigrant and the employer to accomplish their goals. This is a temporary visa, but it does have options for extensions, which can be extremely important for employment visas. Please keep in mind that the Read More