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by Carl Shusterman

Inmigracion Estadounidense: Una Guia Practica


Suprised by the title of this topic?

That's the idea. We wanted to get your attention.

Our Spanish-language website, "U.S. Immigration: A Practical Guide", or in Spanish "Inmigracion Estadounidense: Una Guia Practica" is now online.

Immigration law is complicated and often is hard to understand, even if English is your native language. If English is not your native language, it is very difficult to understand immigration laws, policies and procedures if you have to read this information in English.

Therefore, we have reached out to some of the native Spanish speakers on our staff, particularly Juan Jasso and our summer intern Stephanie Osorio who took on the considerable task of translating hundreds of pages from our English website into Spanish. We have also aggregated existing web pages published by government agencies, most notably the USCIS, into our Spanish-language immigration website.

Learn how to obtain a temporary visa to work, study or visit the U.S. Find out how to obtain permanent residence through marriage, family members, employment, investment and the visa lottery. We update the State Department Visa Bulletin on a monthly basis. Learn how you can become a U.S. citizen through naturalization or through your parents. We have posted all four nationality charts online. Learn how to defend yourself if you are in removal proceedings or if you are an employer who wants to be sure that you are in compliance with all I-9 laws and regulations.

If your application or petition for immigration benefits is pending, we link to the latest processing times at USCIS, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the State Department (DOS). We also link to the latest information regarding immigration on the websites of the USCIS, ICE, CBP, the Immigration Courts, DOL, DOS and the Socal Security Administration.

Sign up for our free, Spanish-language immigration newsletter. If you need legal assistance, make use of our Spanish-language intake form. Watch our free "how-to" immigration videos online. Many of these videos we link to from the USCIS website. It is a little depressing how few people have watched some of these excellent videos.

Check out our Immigration News Ticker for the latest immigration news. Below the ticker, we link to useful news about the most recent developments in the immigration world.

If you are interested, we have posted information about our attorneys, our success stories, Ask Mr. Shusterman, client testimonials and contact information, all in Spanish. You can watch Attorney Shusterman's testimony before the Senate's Immigration Subcommittee. That's in English, sorry!

If you notice any errors on our new website or have any suggestions for items that we have yet to cover, please feel free to send your suggestions to Juan Jasso.

We want "Inmigracion Estadounidense: Una Guia Practica" to be your guide to U.S. immigration laws and procedures.

About The Author

Carl Shusterman is the managing attorney of Law Offices of Carl Shusterman based in Los Angeles, CA. He has specialized in immigration law for over 30 years and his six-attorney law firm represents clients in all 50 states. Mr. Shusterman is a 1973 graduate of the UCLA School of Law. He served as an attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) until 1982 when he entered private practice. He is authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the Federal District Court in the Central District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals in a number of different circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Shusterman is a former chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter and served as a member of AILA's National Board of Governors (1988-97). He has chaired numerous AILA Committees, spoken at dozens of AILA Conferences and has contributed a number of scholarly articles to AILA's publications. Mr. Shusterman is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California. He has served as a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar. He has been named as one of Best Attorneys in America and as a SuperLawyer for many years. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on immigration law. Mr. Shusterman has testified as an expert witness before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration in Washington, D.C. His website,, receives over 1,000,000 hits each week, and his free, e-mail newsletter has almost 60,000 subscribers in more than 150 countries.

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