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

B-2 Visa for U.S. Medical Treatment: Who Qualifies
If you want to travel to the U.S. for medical reasons you must apply for a B-2 tourist visa at your local U.S. embassy or consulate. You will need to show that this treatment is medically necessary and unavailable in your home country, as well as prove that that you can afford to pay the often extremely high costs of U.S. healthcare.
Is It Easier to Come to the U.S. and Apply for Asylum or Apply for Refugee Status From Abroad?
Each type of application process has its advantages and disadvantages, discussed here.
Filling Out Form I-589 Application for Asylum
Line-by-line instructions on how to fill out Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal.
Can I Leave the U.S. While My Asylum Case Is Pending?
Risks of leaving the United States while awaiting an asylum decision.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Who Is Eligible?
Has a disaster in your country made it impossible to return? You may become eligible for TPS.
Filling Out Form I-821 for TPS
Line-by-line instructions on how to fill out Form I-821, Application for TPS.
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.
What to Expect at the Naturalization Oath Ceremony
Your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization has been approved and you have passed your U.S. citizenship interview.
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.
Applying for a Green Card From U Status
A guide to the application process for someone to become a U.S. lawful permanent resident after having been granted U status.