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
If you've overstayed an F-1 or J-1 student visa, you have a few options to stay in or return to - the U.S.
There are several reasons you might need to file for a U.S. travel document. Here's what it will cost.
Learn about the costs of the I-130 petition process used to initiate a family member's application for a green card.
Learn about the tricky legal issues you might encounter if you'd like to stay in the U.S. to study after having entered on a B-2 tourist visa.
The J-1 visa has certain restrictions that can impact your ability to apply for a green card.
If you're applying to become a legal permanent resident of the U.S., you'll need to submit certain documents to support your case. Here's what's expected of you if you can't get them.
You can still maintain your legal status as an F-1 student, even after your visa stamp has expired.
Learn about the two ways foreign-born adopted children can become U.S. citizens through their adoptive parents.
If you are making normal progress towards your school degree, but you need more time than was authorized on your I-20 form, here's how to extend your F-1 status.
Learn about failures to meet the basic requirements and other likely reasons for denial of a student visa.