Richard Link

J.D. · UC Davis School of Law

Richard Link is currently a legal editor at the national office of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He previously practiced immigration law in Rochester, New York.

Mr. Link received his law degree in 1990 from the University of California Davis School of Law (King Hall), where he served as senior research editor for the U.C. Davis Law Review and earned a certificate in public interest law. His undergraduate degree in Language Studies was obtained at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1986.

Articles By Richard Link

After TPS Expires, What Are My Immigration Options?
Persons whose Temporary Protected Status has ended have several options for remaining in the United States if they are eligible for them, including asylum, change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization, and cancellation of removal.
How to Come to the U.S. as a High School Exchange Student
Rules for foreign young people who wish to live in the U.S. for a semester or academic year at a high school.
How J-1 Visa Holder Can Get Exceptional Hardship Waiver of Two-Year Home Residency Requirement
Step-by-step guidance to obtaining a hardship-based waiver of the two-year home residency requirement in order to change or adjust status in the U.S.
Filling Out Form I-912 for an Immigration Fee Waiver
Government filing fees for immigration processing can be expensive. However, if you don’t earn much money and you don’t have a lot of assets, you can ask USCIS for a waiver.
Immigrants Coming From Overseas: How to Pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee
Procedures and tips for immigrants entering the U.S. via consular processing and needing to pay the immigrant fee in order to cover production of their green card.
U.S. Employers: How to Hire Students From Abroad for Seasonal Work on a J-1 Visa
How U.S. companies can bring in foreign college and university students for participation in work/travel programs.
Married Permanent Resident, Living in the U.S.: When Can I Adjust Status and Get Green Card?
When you marry someone who has lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. (a “green card”), you can apply for permanent resident status too.
Can Green Card Holders Use Medical Marijuana in States Where It's Legal?
If you live in a state that has legalized the medical use of marijuana, there is no requirement under any of the state laws that you be a U.S. citizen to use medical marijuana.
How to Tell U.S. Immigration Authorities That You're Now a Citizen, So Your Family Are Now Immediate Relatives
Need an upgrade for your relatives? Here's how, including a sample letter to the National Visa Center (NVC).
Conditional Residents: How to File I-751 for Green Card After Spouse's Death
If you received a “conditional,” two-year green card after marrying a U.S. citizen, you probably know that you need to file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; but how and when can you do so after the U.S. petitioner's death?