Immigration “cases”

I’ve emailed each of you with a hypothetical immigration case. Between now and Wednesday, see what you can find out about whether a person in the scenario you’ve been given could immigrate to the United States, and if so, how long the process would take.

Start with the information available from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services site. Click on “Green Card,” then “Apply.” Read through that page, clicking on any appropriate links there to get an overview of the process.

You can learn more about the process at the State Department’s page on the immigrant visa process.

As you explore, you’ll no doubt come across the term “priority date.” You’ll want to find out what that is. Priority dates can be checked at the Visa Bulletin for October 2016.

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