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Alan Lee, Attorney-At-Law, Wins Two Immigration Administrative Appeals at AAO.


Article "Visa Lottery Program In Trump World; Attestation Of Translation Dangers; DNA Testing Standards; Interviews For Employment Based Cases; Interpreter Acceptability At U.S.C.I.S. Interviews; Eb-5 China Case Backlog And Trump" as published in the Immigration Daily on November 6, 2017.


Article "New Travel Ban, Succeed Act, Detainer Problems For Administration, DOS 90 Day Rule For Misrepresentation, H-1B Premium Processing Resumption, And DOL On PERM And H-1B LCA’s" as published in the Immigration Daily on September 29, 2017.


Alan Lee, Esq. Selected As Super Lawyer For 2017 In New York City.


Article "DACA and What Lies Ahead" as published in the Immigration Daily on September 6, 2017.


Article "Why The Trump/Republican Party Grand Plan Won’t Work – A Prelude To 2018 And 2020" as published in the Immigration Daily on July 28, 2017.

Previously Published News Updates (2015 - Present) (2012-2014) (2007 -2011)

Articles, Questions & Answers

11.17.17 1.How Long Will It Take for PERM?
2.Would I have Problem on Naturalization If I Never Filed Taxes Jointly With My Spouse?
3.Is There Anything I Can Apply For to Enter the U.S. Legally After Being Deported?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on November 17, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
11.16.17   VT, TX, CA, NE,Potomac, IPO & NBC Processing Times Updated
11.13.17   December 2017 Visa Chart
11.12.17 1.What To Do About Our Son Who Was Born After We Started the Immigration Case?
2.Five-year Bar on Coming To The U. S. Since August 2012, Can I Get a Traveling Visa Now?
Q&A's published on the World Journal Weekly on November 12, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
11.10.17 1.Adoption
2.Would it Be Legally Possible for International Student to Go Inside the United States With ESTA and Then Go To Mexico and Come Back to the US?
3.I Unfortunately Came Illegal to USA, but I Pay Taxes and Am Married and I Got Approved on I-130 , I-824, So Can I Apply for I-485 and I-765 Now or I-94?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on November 10, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
11.03.17 1.H-1B Transfer Query
2.Entry Without Inspection (EWI)?
3.What Do I Have to File Paper Wisely to Leave the Country After The Divorce? Can I Still Enter U.S. for Travel?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on November 3, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
10.27.17 1.I Am An Asylee With Approved Asylum Case, Applied for Refugee Travel Document Before I Left the States.
2.Can Stepdad File An I-130 and I-485 for Child With Expired K-2 Visa If Mother And Stepdad Are Divorced?
3.What Is The Process for a Temporary Green Card Holder Deportation From the U.S.A. After Criminal Conviction Was Vacated?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on October 27, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
10.23.17 1.I Was Deported Last Year – Can I Still Come in Under H-1B Visa If I Have a Sponsor?
2.Will My Son’s Cerebral Palsy Prevent Our Family From Immigrating If I Get Clearance Through a National Interest Waiver?
3.Under H-1B, Can I Purchase A Motel, Hire A Manager, and Have Him or Her Run the Establishment?
Q&A's published on the World Journal Weekly on October 22, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
10.23.17 1.Can My Husband Get Denied for His Green Card Because I Gave False Information to Receive Food Stamps?
2.Did I Have Chance to Fill Out the I-130 For My Mother If Her I-94 Expire 2 Months Ago?
3.C1/D Visa
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on October 20, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
10.18.17 1.Present Status Expiring – Should My Cousin Apply for Political Asylum If She Plans to Get Married Later?
2.Immigrant Visa Applicant Wants to Enter U. S. at San Francisco Instead of New York with Corresponding Change in Mailing Address for Green Card – How To Do It?
3.Green Card Through Employment With Fake Name – Can I Sponsor Sister Since I Am U. S. Citizen Now?
4.Case Denied in May Because We Moved And Did Not Receive Notices From Immigration – What To Do?
Q&A's published on the World Journal Weekly on October 15, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
10.14.17 1.Can I Take A Short Course On B-2 Visa?
2.Can One Apply for I-140 on H-4 EAD?
3.Illegal Immigrant
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on October 13, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
10.06.17 1.Is There Any Way to Stop Deportation With Two Felonies On Your Records?
2.While Filing Form I-130, Should We Use Both of His Last Names or Just The One I Took?
3.US Custom Law for Importing Used Goods for Sale in the US
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on October 6, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
09.29.17 1.Can I File for Green Card, Being Considered As a U.S. Resident Alien As Per Internal Revenue Service (IRS)?
2.Can A Person Carry and Bring a Large Sum of Money?
3.What Do We Do After We Submit the Adjustment of Status Forms for a K-1 Visa Holder?
4.If I Marry An Immigrant, Do They Have to Live in The U.S.?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on September 29, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
Previously published articles and Q&As (2016~ Present) (2014~ 2015) (2011~2013) (2008~2010) (2005~2007) (2002~2004)
Previously published Website Reader Q&A (2006-2009)


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