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for more than 30 years.
Business & other Non-Immigrant Visas, H-1B, L-1, etc.
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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

12.15.17 1.Can Parents Enter U.S. While Their I-130 Cases Pendin g?
2.Obtaining Green Card on TN Visa
3.What Should I Do If I Cannot Attend the Ceremony Oath?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on December 15, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
12.14.17   January 2018 Visa Chart
12.08.17 1.Will My Biological Son Be Able to Petition for Me Being That He Was Adopted?
2.Left U.S. 4 Days After J-1 30 Grace Period Due to Illness.....Will This Affect An H1-B Application?
3.Married to a U.S. Citizen And Have Been Here Since 6 Years Old. Am I Able to Fix Papers?
4.Waiver Application Process
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on December 8, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
12.02.17 1.Requesting For Further Evidence
2.Selective Service for U.S. Citizenship
3.Can My Stepchild Study While She Is Changing Visa Status (From B-2 to E-2 Dependant)?
4.Can My Long-term Girlfriend Who Is My Children’s Mother Be A Beneficiary in My Immigrant Case?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on December 1, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
11.24.17 1.Is It Better to Have an Immigration Lawyer Fill Up I-130 Form?
2.Who Can I Get to Sponsor My Wife?
3.Property VS Green Card
4.How to Apply Citizenship While the Green Card Expired?
Q&A's published on and the Epoch Times on November 24, 2017
(English)(Chinese Traditional) (Chinese Simplified)
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
11.12.17 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)
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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