April 2012Vol. 1, Issue 2
Assisting immigration clients around the world

 Ida Keir Law 


Green Card &
 Immigration Updates
Waiver law hasn't changed yet - watch out for scams! 
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Many people - especially undocumented immigrants married to US citizens - have heard that President Obama is changing immigration laws, and want to know if changes affect them.  The short answer is: not yet.  Contact us to see how this affects you; find more information here.
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Embassy and fee news
Amnesty - what's wrong with it?
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News on fees and embassies
Manila: "Don't say 'Cheese!" for your visa photo. The U.S. embassy in Manila has posted an amusing article on how to pose for your visa photos.  Following these tips will save you time when you go for your interview. 

Visa feesOn April 13, fees for all immigrant visas went down; some non-immigrant visas increased.

Brazil and China:  The U.S. government is working on increasing the numbers of visitor visas from these countries, and to speed up the processing times.  Two new consulates will open in Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre, to assist.   


What's the matter with forgiveness for immigrants?
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It might already be too late to get a green card by the end of the year. The sooner you start, the better; email or call to discuss your situation.

Ida Keir, Esq.