Immigration Rules for Married Same-sex Couples

In 2013, the US Supreme Court decided in United States v. Windsor case that changed a legal principal and brought forward a progressive and a new legal concept: it was ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional.  The Defense of Marriage Act also known as DOMA was drafted and enacted […]


Avukat Gökhan Yazıcı, ABD Göçmenlik ve Ticaret ve Şirketler Hukuku Avukatı, YAZICI LAW – – Başkan Trump, 27 Ocak 2017 Cuma günü “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States / Ülkeyi Yabancı Teröristlerin Amerika Birleşik Devletler’ine Girişinden Korumak” adıyla bir kararname imzaladı. Bu kararname hükümlerinin ulusu daha güvenli hale getirmesi olası […]

What are Your Rights in Your Immigration Court Case?

You have the right to legal help with your immigration case. You have a right to defend yourself against deportation or removal from the United States. The government starts the case by giving you a Notice to Appear (NTA), which lists the charges against you. If the government is trying to deport you for a […]

Göçmenlik Mahkemesi Davasında Haklarınız Nelerdir?

  Göçmenlik davasında yasal yardım alma hakkına sahipsiniz. ABD’den sınırdışı edilme (deportation/removal) davasına karşı kendinizi savunma hakkına sahipsiniz. Hükümet, size isnat edilen suçlamaları listeleyen tebligat (Notice to Appear “NTA”) vasıtasıyla davayı başlatır. Hükümet sizi bir suçtan dolayı sınır dışı etmeye çalışıyorsa, bu suç NTA’de Göçmenlik yasasının ilgili maddesi ile birlikte listelenir. Kendiniz ve aileniz için […]

How to Get Asylum in the U.S.?

Asylum If you are currently in the United States and have experienced persecution in your home country, or have a well-founded fear of persecution if you return to your home country, you may want to apply for asylum. Asylum is a form of humanitarian relief that allows you to stay in the United States until […]

K-1 & K-2 Visas (Fiancé(e)s and Their Children

  K-1 visas are for foreign nationals who are outside the United States, who are engaged to a U.S. citizen, and who seeks to enter U.S. solely with the intent of getting married with petitioner within 90 days after they arrive in the United States. Couples who are already married are not eligible for fiance […]

E2 Visa for Foreign Employees Other Than the Principal Investor

E2 treaty investment visas are for business people from certain countries with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation. It is designed for foreign investors who bring substantial investment that is sufficient to buy an existing business in the U.S. or start up a new business from scratch. Principal investor is […]


The word “crimmigration” was coined in recent years by a law professor and is still not being picked up by many spell checkers. In simple terms, it denotes the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. This intertwined discipline has a long-winded history in the United States. In the first centuries of its existence, the […]

Overstaying Your Tourist Visa in the U.S.A.

Overstaying Your Tourist Visa in the U.S.A. Those coming to the United States as visitors to visit their families and friends, as tourists to see Mickey Mouse in Disney World, the White House, or the Empire State Building in New York City and the like, for medical treatment or to temporarily conduct business must obtain […]

Ways to get a Green Card in the U.S.

Ways to get a Green Card in the U.S. The question we get asked most often from foreign nationals is “how do I get a green card?” Permanent Resident Card also frequently referred to as “green card” is essentially the process of becoming a permanent resident of the United States. The green card ultimately grants […]