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Announcement: New Office in Rexburg Idaho

The Schaefer Law Firm recently added a new office in Rexburg, Idaho. This new office will allow the firm's clients in East Idaho to more easily meet with an immigration lawyer. Residents of Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Rigby, St. Anthony, Ammon, Shelley, Driggs, Blackfoot, Pocatello and surrounding Read More

TPS For Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

On November 20, 2014, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This means that those who apply for and are granted TPS will be allowed to remain in the United States  for 18 months (and possibly longer if TPS is extended). They will also be allowed to Read More

What is the Visa Bulletin?

Visa Bulletin Overview Each month the Department of State publishes the visa bulletin. The visa bulletin provides information on when you will be able to apply for your immigrant visa. The visa bulletin is important to people who plan to immigrate in a category that is limited by the quota system. Read More

Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho?

Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho?

Who is the best immigration lawyer in Idaho? This is probably the first question you'll ask yourself after you've decided to hire an Idaho immigration lawyer to help you with your case. The good news is that if you are in Idaho, you will have many good immigration lawyers to choose from. The Read More

How much will it cost to get a fiance visa?

How much will it cost to get a fiance visa?

What are the fees and costs in getting a fiance visa? The total fees and costs for the entire fiance visa process, including getting the green card after your marriage, will typically range from $2,000 to $5,000. There are three basic categories of costs in the fiance visa process: government Read More

What happens after my spouse enters the United States using an immigrant visa?

What happens after my spouse enters the United States using an immigrant visa?

Entering the United States using an immigrant visa... After the long wait for your spouse to get an immigrant visa, the big day has finally arrived. Your spouse will be arriving in the United States using the immigrant visa. But what happens when your spouse arrives in the United States using an Read More

Can I be deported for shoplifting?

Can I be deported for shoplifting?

Shoplifting is a serious criminal offense and a shoplifting conviction can have devastating immigration consequences. If you are not a United States citizen, there is no such thing as a "small" shoplifting conviction. Depending on the shoplifting charge and your personal situation, you may be Read More

How long does it take to get a misrepresentation waiver?

How long does it take to get a misrepresentation waiver?

Misrepresentation or Fraud Waivers - Timeline One of the most frequently asked questions about misrepresentation waivers is: "How long will it take?"  The answer to this question will depend on how long it takes you to prepare your misrepresentation waiver application package and how long it takes Read More

Do I need an immigration lawyer for my misrepresentation waiver

Do I need an immigration lawyer for my misrepresentation waiver?

Misrepresentation Waivers and Immigration Lawyers There is no requirement to work with an immigration lawyer on your misrepresentation waiver. Not everyone will need the help of a lawyer for their misrepresentation waiver application. Yes, I'm an immigration lawyer and I'm telling you that you may Read More

Can I be deported for DUI / DWI?

Can I be deported for DUI / DWI?

Can You Be Deported For DUI or DWI Convictions? If you are not a citizen, one of your first questions if you are arrested or convicted of a DUI or DWI will likely be "Will I be deported?" A DUI or DWI conviction will not always result in removal proceedings or being deported. But, there are some Read More

How much does it cost to get a misrepresentation waiver?

How much does it cost to get a misrepresentation waiver?

Misrepresentation Waiver Costs Misrepresentation waivers can be expensive. You can view the costs of a misrepresentation waiver as belonging to three categories: government application fees, waiver package preparation costs, and attorney fees.  Misrepresentation Waiver Government Application Read More

How long does it take to get an unlawful presence waiver?

Unlawful Presence Waivers: How long does it take to get an unlawful presence waiver?

Unlawful Presence Waivers - Timeline The time it takes to get a decision on your unlawful presence waiver application will be a combination of how long it takes to prepare your waiver package and how long it takes USCIS to make a decision on your case. Unless you are facing a filing deadline, Read More