Kristina Gasson

Kristina Gasson is a practicing attorney licensed in Massachusetts and New York, with extensive  experience in immigration law, administrative law, employment law, and insurance law. Kristina received her law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and her bachelor's degree in political science from Brown University. 


Articles By Kristina Gasson

My U.S. Tourist Visa Was Refused: Should I Reapply?
It's possible to reapply, but make sure you strengthen your application first.
Is It Safe to Go to My ICE Appointment or Will They Deport Me?
Dealing with the risk of arrest by immigration authorities during regular check-in appointment.
Expedited Removal No Longer Just a Border Procedure, Says DHS Memo
February 20, 2017. The Trump administration has announced that it will drastically expand who can be deported from the U.S. without an immigration court hearing.
Who Is an Undocumented Immigrant?
The easy definition of an undocumented immigrant is that it’s a foreign-born person who doesn’t have a legal right to be or remain in the United States. But that’s where the easy part stops.
Can I Apply for U.S. Asylum If I'm From Mexico?
It is extremely difficult to gain asylum from Mexico. Here you will learn the reasons why.
How to Handle a Request for Evidence (RFE) From USCIS
When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) needs more information in order to proceed any further on your application, it will issue you a Request for Evidence (RFE) on blue paper.
With I-130 Pending, Will I Have Trouble Getting a Tourist Visa to the U.S.?
Once your family member has started the process of getting you a green card, it's difficult—but not impossible—to gain entry to the U.S. for a short visit.
Acquisition or Derivation of Citizenship for Adopted Children
The rules for getting U.S. citizenship from your parents are tricky and vary depending on when you were born or when your parents naturalized. The laws affecting adopted children have also changed frequently throughout the years.
Forms and Documents Needed for a Family Immigrant Visa at a U.S. Consulate
After a U.S. petitioner obtains USCIS approval of the initial visa petition, immigrating family members must step in and prepare and submit various forms and documents, as described here.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Who Is Eligible?
Has a disaster in your country made it impossible to return? You may become eligible for TPS.