Cynthia Yializis, J.D., has practiced both family and
employment based immigration law for over five years. She discovered her
interest in this field as a law student interning at Irish Refugee Legal
Services. This experience made her realize that she wanted to use her law
degree to help those who are seeking a better life and opportunity. She has since worked in both private practice and higher education.
Cynthia is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Center
for International Legal Education at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Law, and maintains a regular pro bono immigration
Cynthia received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh
and her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys
travel, fitness, and writing.
Learn more about Cynthia's legal practice at Yializis Law. Cynthia can also be found on Google +.
Articles By Cynthia Yializis
Timing to plan around, both with respect to the school schedule and that of the U.S. government office with which you will be dealing.
The U.S. welcomes foreign students to its colleges, universities, and other schools. But it also makes a point of ensuring that they plan to return to their home countries when their studies are over.
Planning to study in the U.S. on an F-1 or M-1 visa? If so, your spouse and minor children (under 21 years of age and unmarried) may request visas to come and stay in the United States with you.
Can you prove that you have the financial resources needed to get a student visa to the United States?
No matter how much research and planning you did before choosing a school in the United States, you may find that the one you have chosen is not right for you.
In some cases, a special application for legal forgiveness will overcome a bar to receiving lawful permanent residence.
Tough times making it difficult to pay your tuition? See whether you're eligible for a special work permit.
USCIS approval of an I-601 waiver application is anything but automatic, particularly when it involves an extreme hardship determination. Find out how to improve your chances of success.
Students who have fallen out of F-1 or M-1 status may request their status back using USCIS Form I-539.
Line-by-line instructions for filling out USCIS Form I-601, used to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility.