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Managing partner and co-founder of Chastain & Afshari, LLC.

What is the adjustment of status process like and what do I need to do?

First, you have to be eligible meaning that the person who wishes to adjust their status is already in the United States in a legal status and is eligible to adjust to permanent resident status.  A warning, just because you have filed an I-130 it does not necessarily mean that you are able […]

Corruption is Widespread!

This article March 2011 comes from Will Bigham, Staff Writer from illegalaliennews.com.  I know this article is a little old but after writing some blog spots on corrupt immigration attorneys I thought it fair to mention that the private sector is not the only side that is having trouble when it comes to corrupt practices.  […]

Should you appeal the denial of your naturalization application?

That is a tough call and it will largely depend on the facts of your case.  And while tempting it might be better to wait and reapply.  Either way you should consult an experienced immigration lawyer in Phoenix before you act.

If you apply for naturalization by filing Form N-400 and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) denied […]

Building a Wall?

We have debt crisis, a housing market collapse, and the stock market is moving up and down faster than a roller coaster and yet certain people expect Arizona residents to donate to build a border wall.   This may be the silliest thing that I have ever heard.  Proponents of building the wall are making the […]

Secure Communities and Immigration

While the Obama administration has started to relax on the prosecution of illegal immigrants who have no criminal records, they have decided to stick with Secure Communities, the discredited but rapidly growing immigration-enforcement program that has helped it deport a million people in the last two and a half years.

Secure Communities is a […]

An Unusual Opinion

I came across this article the other day and was a little shocked at the outcome. I felt that the dissenting judge had it right when it was stated that, “The danger to Mrs. Demiraj and her son lies in being a Demiraj, and any rational reading of asylum law would provide them protection.” Again, another example of […]

Immigration and Same-Sex Couples: Where the Law Currently Stands

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in the case of State v. Windsor.  In this monumental decision, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and compelled the U.S. government to treat all marriages uniformly, whether they are opposite or same-sex.  The case itself […]

What Happens if an I-130 is Filed Based on Marriage and one of the Spouses Becomes Deceased?

by Phoenix immigration lawyer Ryan Reppucci

It’s Saturday, and like most of you I am moving a little slow today. I figured I would write a

blog to get the blood moving as I delve into my weekend. I am going to switch it up today as I keep

getting questions regarding what happens if an I-130 is […]

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