U Visa

A U visa is a United States nonimmigrant visa that is set aside for victims of crimes (and their immediate family members) who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse while in the U.S. and who are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. The […]

TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

At the Law Office of Ghenadie Rusu, we provide expert legal assistance and guidance for individuals seeking Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States. TPS is a temporary immigration benefit granted to eligible individuals from certain countries that are experiencing ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters, or other extraordinary conditions that make it unsafe for […]

Motion to Reopen

A motion to reopen is an important statutory mechanism for people who have been ordered removed. It allows these individuals to ask either the immigration judge (IJ) or the BIA to consider the material and previously unavailable evidence and vacate the existing order. When an IJ or the BIA reopens a case, the existing removal […]

Work authorization

A work permit or right to work refers to his or her legal right to work in the United States. US citizens, whether born or naturalized, are always eligible to work in the United States, while foreign nationals may be allowed to work if they have an immigration status that allows them to work. There […]

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain individuals who came to the United States as children and who meet certain requirements may request consideration for a 2-year deferment with the possibility of renewal. They also have the right to request a work permit. Suspended action is the exercise by the […]

VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and its subsequent reauthorizations have provided a solution for noncitizens who have experienced abuse by their U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident relatives. VAWA provides important provisions that empower victims, regardless of their gender or immigration status, to seek safety, justice, and independence. Key Points about VAWA: Self-Petition: VAWA allows […]


At the Law Office of Ghenadie Rusu, we understand that immigration decisions can have profound effects on individuals and families. Sometimes, despite best efforts, an immigration application may be denied. In such cases, it is important to know that you have the right to appeal the decision. Our experienced law office is here to guide […]

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

If you are present in the United States and require the protection of a juvenile court due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent, you may be entitled to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). The award of SIJS can lead to eligibility for lawful permanent residency, commonly known as obtaining a Green Card. The […]

Release From Detention & Bond Hearing

Being released from immigration detention usually involves a process known as an immigration bond. An immigration bond is a contract between the U.S. government and the detainee, stating that the detainee will appear for all immigration hearings and abide by the final order of the court. Here are the steps involved in securing release from […]

Removal defense

In the context of United States immigration law, removal defense refers to legal strategies utilized to prevent an immigrant from being deported. The circumstances of each case vary, hence these strategies must be tailored to the specific situation. Grounds for Removal: Immigrants can face removal from the United States for numerous reasons. Some of the […]