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Family-Based Immigration: Skills and Practice

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Produced on June 22, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Immigration

Course Description

Most people around the world seek to migrate to the United States to create a better life for themselves and their families. Family-Based Immigration provides an avenue for qualified family members to petition for their family members who qualify for a green card. Current Immigration law provides that a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident may petition for qualified family members for a green card enabling them to live, work, and stay in the United States without time limitations.

This program presented by Arthur N. Yaskey of the Yaskey Law Firm, PLLC provides a practical guide to all aspects of Family-Based Immigration including a discussion of immediate relatives and the preference system, how to interpret the Monthly Visa Bulletin published by the Department of State, the requirements for the application process for consular processing, and adjustment of status, immigrating through marriage and the affidavit of support.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Advise clients on immediate relatives and the preference system
  2. Interpret the Visa Bulletin published by the Department of State
  3. Apply for consular processing and adjustment of status
  4. Ensure that clients are meeting the obligations that the Affidavit of Support imposes on a family-based immigrant sponsor, including the income requirement
  5. Discuss special requirements on certain people who become permanent residents based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
  6. Analyze the application requirements for the K-1, K2, K-3 and K-4 visa

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2019 Bridge the Gap Event.    

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Arthur N. Yaskey

The Yaskey Law Firm

I am an experienced Immigration Lawyer and contract drafter who prepares dynamic and evolving contracts tailored to individuals’ and businesses’ needs. I zealously advocate for each client while practicing all aspects of United States Immigration Law primarily in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area, focusing on family-based and business-related Immigration Law.


Richard G.

I have practiced at the immigration bar for 10 years now as one of my practice areas, and I needed a refresher, because you never know what you sometimes forget until you are faced with a particular issue. From that stand point, the course was very informative.


I think this is a very pertinent topic for the times. The presenter did a good job, despite the dry subject matter.

Dawn R. M.

This was a very practical how to, nuts and bolts course.

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