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In our 60+ immigration videos, Attorney Shusterman explains how to obtain a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen, through family members, through employment and through asylum. He explains how to become U.S. citizen. There are also immigration videos about comprehensive immigration reform, how to win your case in Immigration Court, how to qualify for cancellation of removal, an 8-part Physicians Immigration Guide as well as Advice for Employers seeking to cope with an I-9 audit. Finally, Attorney Shusterman explains how to go about selecting an immigration attorney to assist you with your case.

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SENATE TESTIMONY

Attorney Shusterman’s Senate Testimony
On May 22, 2001, Attorney Shusterman presented his testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration in regards to Urban and Rural Healthcare Needs.

CSPA 9th CIRCUIT ORAL ARGUMENT

Attorney Shusterman’s 9th Circuit Oral Argument
On June 19, 2012, Attorney Shusterman presented his oral argument before the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).

HOW TO SELECT AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY

Ten Rules for Selecting an Immigration Attorney
Selecting the right immigration attorney to represent you may be one of the most important decisions in your life.  In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) simplifies the process of choosing the right attorney for your needs.

Introduction to Our Office
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, based in Los Angeles, represents both corporate and individual clients across the United States and around the world. It is one of the top immigration law firms in the United States.

HOW TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN

How to Become a U.S. Citizen (Part 1)
In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman explains how to become a US citizen through naturalization.    Mr. Shusterman served as an INS Citizenship Attorney in the 1970s and conducted thousands of citizenship interviews.

How to Become a U.S. Citizen (Part 2)
Obtaining US citizenship is a major milestone for most immigrants to the United States. In this video, Carl Shusterman, a former INS Citizenship Attorney (1976-82) whose seven-attorney law firm has assisted thousands of persons across the U.S. in becoming citizens for nearly 30 years, explains some of the basics of the process.

How to Obtain Citizenship Through Your Parents and Grandparents
Obtaining US citizenship through parents and grandparents is one of the most complex portions of our immigration laws.

GREEN CARDS THROUGH MARRIAGE

How to Obtain a Green Card Through Marriage
In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) explains the green card marriage interview. He provides tips for preparing for your interview that he learned from conducting interviews for green card applicants for the US Government.

Emigrar por Matrimonio a un Ciudadano Americano (Spanish)
Personas de origen extranjero que ingresan en un matrimonio de buena fe con un ciudadano de los EE.UU. se consideran “familiares inmediatos” a los efectos de la obtencion de Residencia.

美國結婚移民 (Mandarin Chinese)
外國出生的人在與一名美 國公民建立一個真正的婚 姻后可被歸類為“直近的 親人” 而獲得綠卡。這將 免除他們面对 移民配額的限制,如果他 們是人在美國,也可讓他 們在美調整轉換 自己的身份狀態成為永 久居民。在這部影片 中,卡爾舒斯 特曼,前移民局檢察官 (1976 年至 1982), 其律師事務所近 30年來已幫助成千上萬的人 在美國 成為永久居民,將為您解 說基本的過程。

결혼을 통한 영주권 취득 (Korean)
외국에서 태어나 미국 시민권자와 진실한 결혼을 한 사람들은 영주권 취득 절차상 “가까운 친척들”로 간주됩니다. 이것은 쿼타 제한에서 그들을 자유롭게 하고, 그들이 미국에 거주하고 있는 경우, 영주권자로 자신의 신분을 바로 조정할 수 있게 합니다. 전 INS 변호사(1976-82)로써 거의 30년 동안 수천명의 사람들이 영주권을 획득하도록 도와온 Carl Shusterman 변호사님께서 결혼을 통한 영주권 획득 과정의 기초를 이 비디오를 통해 설명하겠습니다.

GREEN CARDS THROUGH RELATIVES

Green Cards for Family Members
Green Card Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) discusses how to sponsor your relatives for permanent residence in the United States. U.S. citizens may apply for their spouses, parents, sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters. Green card holders may apply for their spouses and unmarried sons and daughters..

Family Preference Categories: An Introduction
In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) provides an introduction to the family preference categories under US immigration laws. He describes how US.citizens and green card holders can sponsor their relatives for permanent residence in the United States.

Family-Based Immigration: Speeding up Your Case
Green Card Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) provides insight into how to speed up the process of family-based immigration. He describes how you can bring your relatives to the U.S. sooner by changing preference categories, using alternate chargeability and by properly using the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA).

TEMPORARY WORK VISAS

H-1B Temporary Work Visa
Visa Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) explains how to qualify for an H-1B temporary work visa. He discusses the eligiblility requirements for both employers and employees and explains the difference between cap-subject and cap-exempt H-1Bs.

L-1A Visas for Executive and Managers – In this immigration video, we explain how to qualify for an L-1A visa as an executive or manager. To qualify, you must have been employed abroad for the corporation, firm, or other legal entity (or an affiliate or subsidiary thereof) on a full-time basis for at least one continuous year out of the last three-year period to qualify. 

O-1 Visas for Persons of Extraordinary Ability – Attorney Carl Shusterman explains how to obtain an O visa for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or for those who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.

P Visas for Athletes, Artists & Entertainers – Attorney Carl Shusterman discusses P-1 visas for athletes, artists and entertainers, P-2 visas for those on reciprocal exchange programs and P-3 visas where the individual or group is culturally unique.

GREEN CARDS THROUGH EMPLOYMENT

Green Cards Through Employment
In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (former INS Attorney, 1976-82) explains the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4 preference categories and how to obtain permanent residence through each of these categories.  He describes the PERM process, national interest waivers and Schedule A occupations. 

Employment-Based Immigration: An Overview
In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) gives an overview concerning employment-based immigration to the United States.

Understanding The Visa Bulletin: Employment-Based Categories
In this immigration video, former INS Attorney Carl Shusterman explains employment-based visa categories: EB-1 (priority workers), EB-2 (advanced degrees), EB-3 (professional, skilled and unskilled workers), EB-4 (religious workers et al), EB-5 (investors).

HOW TO APPLY FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

Adjustment of Status

In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman explains the eligibility requirements for adjusting your status in the United States. Adjustment of Status is legal jargon for obtaining permanent residence (also known as a “green card”) without having to leave the US.

Benefits of Section 245(i) Adjustment of Status
The benefits of section 245(i) of the immigration law are many. Section 245(i) allows certain persons who have overstayed their visas or entered the United States without papers to adjust their status without having to leave the US. They must pay a fine, but they do not have to return to their home countries in order to apply for green cards.

CHILD STATUS PROTECTION ACT

CSPA Case Heads to the Supreme Court
In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman explains the basics of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) and what to expect as our nationwide class action lawsuit heads to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, overturned our CSPA victory before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

How the Child Status Protection Act Can Help You (Part 1)
Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains the fundamentals of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). Among the topics of discussion are: How to freeze the immigration age of children so they remain immediate relatives and how to do the mathematical formula for derivative beneficiaries so that your children can immigrate together with the rest of the family.

How the Child Status Protection Act Can Help You (Part 2)
Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains the fundamentals of the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). In this segment, Attorney Shusterman discusses the retroactive effect of the law and the ongoing litigation in Federal Court concerning the “automatic conversion” clause.

UNLAWFUL PRESENCE BARS AND WAIVERS

Unlawful Presence Bars and Waivers
For persons wishing to immigrate to the U.S., the process of getting a green card can become very difficult if they have accumulated “unlawful presence” in the US. Unlawful presence is a term of art and is not the same as being illegal.  This immigration video is meant to demystify the concept unlawful presence.

I-601A Provisional Waivers
In this Provisional Waiver Video, Los Angeles Green Card Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) discusses how certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who entered the U.S. without inspection or are otherwise ineligible to adjust their status in the U.S., may apply for a waiver of unlawful presence while still in the U.S. before returning to their countries of origin for their green card interviews.

WINNING YOUR CASE IN IMMIGRATION COURT

Winning Your Case in Immigration Court
Los Angeles deportation defense attorney Carl Shusterman, a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82), whose law firm has assisted thousands of persons across the U.S. during the past 30 years in winning their deportation and removal cases, explains how to win your case in Immigration Court.

Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents
“Cancellation of Removal” for a non-permanent resident is legal jargon for obtaining permanent residence (also known as a “green card”) from an Immigration Judge. In this immigration video, Carl Shusterman, a former INS Attorney (1976-82), explains the basics of the process.

Asylum: Winning Your Case
Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman explains how to present your asylum case in Immigration Court.  He talks about how to prove that you may be persecuted in your home country on one or more of the 5 protective grounds.  He also discusses withholding of removal and the Convention Against Torture.

How To Get a Copy of Your Immigration File
To get a copy of your immigration file, you can submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the USCIS, ICE, CBP or the Immigration Court (EOIR). In fact, FOIA allows you to get a copy from almost every government agency using form G-639.

SUCCESS STORIES

Canadian Orphan Gains Permission to Join Family in the U.S
In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (former INS Trial Attorney 1976-82) explains how a 16-year-old orphan from Canada was allowed to obtain a green card and join his family in the United States.

Honor Student Beats Deportation
In this video, Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains how a 14-year-old “illegal alien” from El Salvador beat deportation, gained permission to remain in the U.S. through suspension of deportation, and is now a distinguished university professor.

EMPLOYERS: HOW TO SURVIVE AN I-9 AUDIT

How to Survive an I-9 Audit (Part I)
In this video, Carl Shusterman, a former INS Attorney (1976-82) who has assisted many employers in complying with I-9 audits over the past 25 years, provides advice to employers seeking to comply with both I-9 and complex immigration anti-discrimination and document abuse laws.

How to Survive an I-9 Audit (Part II)
In this video,Carl Shusterman, a former INS Attorney (1976-82) who has assisted many employers in complying with I-9 audits over the past 20 years, provides advice to employers seeking to minimize their liability under the law.

PHYSICIANS: HOW TO IMMIGRATE TO THE U.S.

Physician Immigration: A Step-by-Step Guide
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) discusses the laws which determine how International Medical Graduates (IMGs) can come to the US for medical residencies and fellowships. He explains how physicians can obtain J waivers, H-1B status and permanent residence.

J Status for IMGs: The Consequences
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) discusses the laws which subject International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Canadian physicians who complete their medical residencies and fellowships in the U.S. as J exchange visitors to the two-year foreign residency requirement.

J Waiver Requirements and O-1 Visas
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains how International Medical Graduates (IMGS) can obtain J waivers through (1) Interested Government Agencies (IGAs), (2) Exceptional Hardship and (3) Persecution. He also discusses how physicians of Extraordinary Ability can obtain O-1 visas.

Conrad 30 Waivers for Physicians
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman explains how International Medical Graduates (IMGS) and Canadian physicians can be sponsored under the Conrad 30 program.

Federal Interested Government Agency (IGA) Waivers
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains how International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Canadian physicians can obtain J waivers through Interested Government Agency (IGA) applications by Federal Agencies.

Hardship and Persecution Waivers
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains how International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Canadian physicians can obtain J waivers through by demonstrating exceptional hardship or persecution if they were forced to return to their home countries for two years.

Permanent Residence Using PERM and/or NIWs
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains how International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and Canadian physicians can obtain permanent residence in the U.S. through family-based immigration, the green lottery, investment and a variety of other means.

Permanent Residence Other Than Through Employment
In 1 of 8 immigration videos for MDs,  Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) explains the process of obtaining green cards for IMGs and Canadian physicians without relying of employment sponsorship.

DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

Deferred Action: What You Need to Know
In this video, Attorney Shusterman tells you what you need to know about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, including how to know if you are eligible and how to know which documents to include in your application.

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

CIR Bill: What You Need to Know
In this immigration video, Attorney Carl Shusterman explains the proposed Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, entitled The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (Library of Congress) (S.744).

Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009?
On March 13, 2009, the Hispanic Caucus in the House of Representatives sponsored an event in Los Angeles to start the drive for Comprehensive Reform in 2009.