Blogs Category: Immigration


Understanding the naturalization process

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jul 23, 2021 | Immigration

If a person is not a U.S. citizen by birth, he or she may be eligible for U.S. citizenship through a process called naturalization. Citizenship is accompanied by several rights and responsibilities. Application and interview In general, a person must be at least 18…


Doors open to more children legally entering the country

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 25, 2021 | Immigration

Immigration in Arizona and the U.S. is often a controversial issue. With each administration, immigration policy changes and it can be hard to keep up. There are many families in the U.S. who have minor children in another country. A recently announced immigration…


Getting an immediate relative visa

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jun 17, 2021 | Immigration

It is hard when a family member lives in another country. In the United States, you can apply for an immediate relative visa and change your residency status if you have a close relative that is a U.S citizen. If you are currently in the U.S visiting your loved one,…


Parole in place may be a means for obtaining permanent residency

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. May 19, 2021 | Immigration

Does coming to the U.S. illegally automatically mean that an immigrant cannot remain in the country? Not always. Parole in place permits a foreign national who came to the U.S. illegally to remain in the country for a certain time period. Those who qualify for parole…


This is a real blog

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Apr 18, 2021 | Immigration

Some immigration attorneys (and maybe attorneys in general) have people ghost-write their blogs, to pump up their social media rankings with the ultimate goal of getting their name in front of you. Not me. I’m writing my own blog, for better or worse….


U.S. taking pragmatic approach in revising immigration policies

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Apr 13, 2021 | Immigration

When it comes to immigration, the Biden administration has its work cut out for it. And that is an understatement. Among the slew of challenges the new president and his team face are the huge backlog of 2.6 million visa applications, remnants of the previous…


New administration indicates a shift in asylum policies

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 26, 2021 | Immigration

Each year there are many immigrants who seek asylum in Arizona and the United States. These individuals come here with the hope of being able to leave an oppressive and/or dangerous situation in their home countries. While many people seeking asylum are allowed in the…


From where are asylum seekers coming?

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 17, 2021 | Immigration

As previous posts on this blog have talked about, people from all over the world are allowed to seek asylum in the United States if they are being persecuted on account of their religion, politics, race, nationality or social group. Asylum is a process by which people…


Changes to H-1B visa selection process delayed by government

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Feb 10, 2021 | Immigration

The U.S. government will delay planned changes to eliminate the lottery-based selection process for H-1B visas, the much sought-after documents by highly skilled foreign workers. On Feb. 4, the Biden administration declared that it would temporarily put on hold plans…


New proceedings extend validity of Green Cards

On Behalf of Coughlon Law Firm, PLLC. Jan 21, 2021 | Immigration

One aspect of having a Green Card is that the cards eventually expire and need to be replaced. This can be problematic, especially considering our current delays in immigration proceedings in the U.S. This issue will change this month, as the U.S. Citizenship and…