Our site contains over 1,000 articles about immigration laws and procedures, lists of government processing times, thousands of links to government agencies and private organizations, a free monthly e-mail newsletter, a schedule of free online immigration chats and features which allow you to check the status of your pending INS case and to download immigration forms without cost. We explain how to obtain various types of temporary visas, permanent residence and U.S. citizenship. Our site is visited by over 10,000 persons daily and is updated over 300 times annually.
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“Mr. Shusterman and his law firm have represented both me personally and the nonprofit organization that I am associated with. The cases have ranged from the simple to the complex and contentious. Each case has been successfully completed. It is very simple – if you want the best result possible, then select the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman.”
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Over 1,000 of the pages on our web site contain a red Navigational Bar at the top of the screen which contain the following topics:
- Our Lawyers
- Green Cards
- Waiting Times
- Visa Bulletin
The Navigation Bar allows you to link with thousands of pages on various web sites, each of which contains what we believe is the best and most up-to-date information on the topic you select. They eliminate hours of searching for hard-to-find immigration topics.
Place your cursor on one of the above listed categories, and a pull-down menu of subcategories will appear. This feature allows you to refine your search, and to click on any of the listed menu items. For example, place your cursor on “Green Cards” and a menu appears with the following categories: (1) Employment-Based; (2) Family-Based; (3) Adjustment of Status; (4) College Graduates; (5) Medical Doctors; (6) Registered Nurses; (7) Asylum Guide; (8) CSPA Guide; and (9) Diversity Lottery. Each of these menu items show a variety of sub-menu categories.
If you wish to make an appointment with one of our attorneys, click the Schedule Consultation button. Our consultations may be either telephonic, Skype or in-person.
Our newsletter, SHUSTERMAN’S IMMIGRATION UPDATE, is the most popular in the immigration community with over 60,000 subscribers in more than 150 countries. It has been e-mailed for free on the a monthly basis since June 1996. It contains the latest news and analysis of U.S. immigration laws, regulations and policies. Subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking the button entitled Free Newsletter.
The USCIS has an online system whereby persons with petitions or applications pending at Service Center can check the status their petitions/applications online. Click the button entitled Check Case Status to use this service.
We also link to the online appointment system at Immigration Service offices across the U.S. which called InfoPass .
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our web site. We hope that it answers your questions, and helps you solve your immigration problems. Please remember that the information contained on our web site is generalized, and is not meant to substitute for legal advice regarding your particular circumstances.
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Carl Shusterman served as an INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) before opening a firm specializing exclusively in US immigration law. He is a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law who has testified as an expert witness before the US Senate Immigration Subcommittee. Carl was featured in the February 2018 edition of SuperLawyers Magazine.