Taylor Karam (formerly Jameson)


Taylor Karam has dedicated her entire career to representing the indigent and immigrants. She is currently a staff attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan where she specializes in immigration, unemployment, and general civil litigation. Prior to working in legal aid, Taylor served for four years at the International Institute of Akron, a nonprofit legal services provider in Akron, Ohio, where she specialized in family-based immigration and deportation/removal defense. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her daughter and dog.

Articles By Taylor Karam (formerly Jameson)

Can I Get a U.S. Passport at My Naturalization Oath Ceremony?
After receiving your Naturalization Certificate, you can apply for a U.S. passport at the oath ceremony location.
Should You Apply for a U Visa or for VAWA?
U.S. immigration law provides three possible visas allowing victims of crimes to stay in or even come to the U.S. and testify or otherwise assist in law enforcement efforts.
How Long Will It Take to Get a U Visa?
Understanding "normal" processing times and common sources of delay in getting a U visa.
Chart: What to Expect When Sponsoring a Fiancé or Spouse for a Green Card
Find out how long it takes to get a fiancé or spouse visa--and how to do it.
I Missed My USCIS Biometrics Appointment at ASC. What Do I Do?
If you fail to attend your biometrics appointment, it could result in significant delays in your application. USCIS could even deem your application abandoned and reject it. You might still have options to get your application back on track, however.
Filling Out Form I-130 for Adult Son or Daughter (Over 21) of U.S. Permanent Resident
If you are a U.S. green card holder (permanent resident), you may be able to petition for your foreign-born children who are age 21 or older to become U.S. permanent residents themselves.
U Visas for Crime Victims Assisting Law Enforcement: Who Is Eligible
U.S. visas are available for crime victims who provide helpful information to investigating authorities
What's Needed for a U Visa Certification of Helpfulness
If you are the victim of a serious crime, you might be eligible to apply for a U visa, allowing you temporary and perhaps permanent legal status in the United States; but the biggest challenge is getting certification of your helpfulness to law enforcement first.
K-1 Fiance Visa or Marriage Visa: Which Is Better for Me?
If you are in a relationship with a U.S. citizen, and think that you are ready to take the next step and make your home in the U.S., you may consider applying for either a marriage-based visa or a fiancé(e) visa with which to enter the United States. However, these visas have very different requirements, and allow you to do different things on differing timelines.
Petitioning for Green Cards for Family Members of U-1 Nonimmigrants
Learn when family members who weren't included in the initial application for U status can receive U.S. lawful permanent residence along with the principal U-1 applicant.