Extending Non-Immigrant Status in the United States

Extending Non-Immigrant Status in the United States

Individuals who are currently living anywhere within the continental United States on a non-immigrant visa will oftentimes become eligible to apply for an extension of stay from the listed admitted-until date that is stated on their I-94 form. In the event that this...

Checking Your USCIS Case Status Online

Checking Your USCIS Case Status Online

If you need to extend your stay (I-94) in the US we can help you file for extension or change of status. Our office also provides legal help with non immigrant visa process  or renewals, applying for LPR (Green Card), Citizenship or DACA. When it comes to the...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Remain in Mexico Policy

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Remain in Mexico Policy

Despite rulings from lower courts that the policy is more than likely illegal in nature, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Trump administration will be allowed to continue to enforce a policy that mandates asylum seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court...

Pandemic Extends Border Travel Restrictions

Pandemic Extends Border Travel Restrictions

The Trump administration has officially extended travel restrictions between the United States and Mexico due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and increasing cases resulting from the virus. Border officials, however, state that this move will only add to the negative...

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Attempt To End DACA

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Attempt To End DACA

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Attempt To End DACA Immigration Attorney Portland. On Thursday, the United States Supreme Court officially rejected a bid by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.  This program is...

Who Qualifies for a COVID-19 Stimulus Payment?

Who Qualifies for a COVID-19 Stimulus Payment?

Who Qualifies for a COVID-19 Stimulus Payment? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act  officially launched a $2 trillion stimulus package, and comes on the heels of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of this package includes a...

Expats Info COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

Expats Info COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

When U.S. Expats Can Expect to Receive Their COVID-19 Stimulus Checks Following its official enactment into law on March 27, 2020, the CARES Act – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – is designed to offer a one-time stimulus payment for Americans...

Mexico in Grave Danger Regarding Coronavirus

Mexico in Grave Danger Regarding Coronavirus

How is covid effecting Mexico? According to a statement released by Human Rights Watch, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the president of Mexico, “is putting people in grave danger with his reckless disregard for providing accurate information on the COVID-19 pandemic.”...

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Vacation Property in Mexico

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Vacation Property in Mexico

Perhaps one of the most beautiful destinations to purchase a vacation home in is Mexico, especially when it comes to getting away from the cold winter season in the United States. Despite the fact that this could be a good investment on your part, there are still a...

Arbitration vs. Litigation

Arbitration vs. Litigation

In terms of arbitration and litigation, these are instances that have the exact same goal; however, the processes in which they go about obtaining a settlement are quite different. Arbitration In terms of arbitration, the process involving this is more private. This...

What are apostille services?

What are apostille services?

An Apostille is a type of certificate that is designed to authenticate the overall origin of a public document, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or a death certificate. This type of documentation is something that can only be issues for documents...

What is copyright infringement?

What is copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement refers to using works that are legally protected by copyright law without first obtaining the prior permission where it's required. As a result, certain exclusive rights are being infringed upon, such as the right to distribute, reproduce,...

What counts as intellectual property?

What counts as intellectual property?

Intellectual property involves creations of the mind. These include inventions, literary works, artistic works, symbols, designs, images, and names. Intellectual property is protected by law such as copyright, trademarks, and patents, meaning that people are able to...

How You Can Protect Yourself When Purchasing a Timeshare in Mexico

How You Can Protect Yourself When Purchasing a Timeshare in Mexico

If you're considering purchasing a timeshare in Mexico, there are a few different issues that you will need to take into consideration. Even though Mexican law protects those who purchase timeshares by offering the right to cancel one of these contracts, this right...

Administrative Litigation in Mexico

Administrative Litigation in Mexico

With today's world quickly changing, companies and individuals alike will require additional and experienced legal counsel in order to help with anticipating all sorts of changes and quickly reacting to many new rulings and rules. Many firms will take the time to...

Trade With Mexico May Change Under New Deal

Trade With Mexico May Change Under New Deal

Mexico's Senate recently voted by a wide majority to ratify a new free trade agreement with both the United States and Canada, officially becoming the first of the three to obtain legislative approval. If passed by all three countries, it will replace NAFTA in...

How to Adopt a Child from Mexico

How to Adopt a Child from Mexico

In the event that you come to the important decision of adopting a child – more specifically, adopting a child from another country – there are many things to consider beforehand. Adoption laws vary by country, which is why it's best to have an attorney versed in both...

Start a Business in Mexico from the U.S.

Start a Business in Mexico from the U.S.

There are many different options available for overseas companies to conduct business in Mexico, which range from the least involved to a fully committed and active presence. Fortunately for the aspiring entrepreneur, there are many different options for a foreign...

How Long Can You Pursue a Personal Injury Case in Mexico?

How Long Can You Pursue a Personal Injury Case in Mexico?

If you are injured in another country, the most important thing to do is to consult with an international attorney to obtain advice regarding your specific situation. You will be able to discuss the incident, as well as determine exactly how you will be able to...

Do I Need a Lawyer to Translate my Documents?

Do I Need a Lawyer to Translate my Documents?

Certifying public documents for official use requires Apostille services. It is the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that lays out the rules for public documents in languages other than English. The USCIS mandates that all foreign language...

How Does Asylum Work in the United States?

How Does Asylum Work in the United States?

How Does Asylum Work in the U.S.? Each months, thousands and tens of thousands of immigrants are crossing illegally into the United States via the Southern border. Many are fleeing violence and poverty in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States.   The...

Dream and Promise Act May Offer Protection To Dreamers

Dream and Promise Act May Offer Protection To Dreamers

The Democratic-led United States House of Representatives officially passed a bill on Tuesday called the Dream and Promise Act. This bill is designed to offer protection to so-called “Dreamers” and other protected statuses. The bill provides a path to citizenship to...

How Do Family-Sponsored Green Cards Work?

How Do Family-Sponsored Green Cards Work?

  Both United States and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are capable of sponsoring a family member to immigrate to the United States. Family-based visas currently account for the majority of visas for immigrants entering the United States, usually with a visa...

TN Visa | Specialized Visa for Mexican and Canadian Professionals

TN Visa | Specialized Visa for Mexican and Canadian Professionals

While there are many different kinds of visas in the United States, some are much more specific than others. US visas are broadly defined as Immigrant visas or Nonimmigrant visas. Immigrant Visas Immigrant visas are for people moving permanently to the United States....

What To Do If You Get Injured in Mexico

What To Do If You Get Injured in Mexico

A lovely vacation in Mexico or another foreign country can quickly turn sour if someone gets hurt. A slip-and-fall or a burn can ruin your vacation and turn relaxing time off into months or even years of stress. This on top of losing the vacation time you built up to...

When Do You Need An Immigration Lawyer?

When Do You Need An Immigration Lawyer?

If you’re planning on moving to the United States, you should consider hiring an immigration lawyer. Whether you are trying to become a permanent resident, a U.S. citizen, or stay for a temporary period on a visa, immigration law can get very complicated. While many...

The Legal Risks of Medical Malpractice Abroad

The Legal Risks of Medical Malpractice Abroad

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst-case scenario. As the cost of airfare and travel becomes much more affordable relative to income, more and more Americans are leaving the country to get medical treatment. Even with the costs of travel and lodging, on top of...

What to Know Before Buying Real Estate in Mexico

What to Know Before Buying Real Estate in Mexico

Opportunities abound for foreign real estate investment in Mexico, but there are numerous laws and regulations that must be followed when making deals for Mexican property. You may want to buy land to build a vacation home on or you may be planning a start a business...