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How to apply for a Fiance Visa

Who can apply for a Fiancé Visa? A United States Citizen can apply for a fiancé visa for a foreigner he intends to marry. What are the requirements of a fiancé visa? To be ...
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What is Entry Without Inspection (EWI)?

What is Entry Without Inspection (EWI)? Entry without inspection means that you entered the United States without being inspected by an immigration or border patrol officer. The classic example is ...
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Can I File for Asylum Based on My Gender?

The primary purpose of asylum is to provide shelter to those who face prosecution in their native country because of their political opinion, religion, nationality, or race. Persecution may include ...
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What Is Immigration Misrepresentation and When Do I Need a Waiver?

If a person is found committing fraud or willfully misrepresenting in connection with a visa or green card application, they may be deemed inadmissible to the United States. This ground of ...
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What You Need to Know About the New 90-Day Rule Regarding Misrepresentation

In August, the Department of State revised its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) guidance on how officers should make determinations of inadmissibility. A key element of the new DOS policy is the ...
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Temporary Protected Status Can Lead to Status Adjustment, Ramirez v. Brown

The 9 th United States Circuit Court of Appeals has maintained that temporary protected status ( TPS ) actually constitutes as a form of “inspection and admission” within immigration law ...
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Who is an "Immediate Relative" under Immigration Law?

Who is an Immediate Relative under Immigration Law? The Immigrationa and Nationality Act defines an immediate relative as a: Spouse of a U.S. citizen Unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. ...
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Getting a Green Card through Adjustment of Status

What is Adjustment of Status? Not everyone is eligible for adjustment of status. Adjustment of status is the process where you request a green card while you are inside the United States. This is ...
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How to win Bond in Immigration Court

What is Bond? Bond is the federal immigration equivalent to bail, as commonly seen in criminal proceedings. Unlike criminal proceedings, Courts have found that not everyone is entitled to immediate ...
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What is the Convention Against Torture?

What is the Convention Against Torture? The Convention Against Torture is an international treaty aimed at protecting cruel and inhuman treatment. It is similar to asylum, with key differences. It is ...
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What Is an E-2 Visa?

The E-2 Visa is for nonimmigrants from countries that maintain a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States. Under an E-2 Visa, an individual investing a substantial amount of capital in ...
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L-1 Visas

At our firm, we provide knowledgeable legal assistance to individuals and families seeking visas in the United States. If you are employed by a foreign affiliate of a U.S. company, you may be able to ...
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Grounds for Deportation

Once you have obtained a nonimmigrant visa or a green card, you may be feeling a sense of reassurance, as you are now legally allowed to remain in the United States. However, the right to remain in ...
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Bolstering Asylum

The process of gaining asylum as an immigrant can be a complicated one. Asylum exists to serve those who are seeking refuge in the United States for varying reasons, which render them impossible to ...
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Obtaining a Green Card through Marriage

Moving to the United States as a marriage green card permanent resident can be complicated, as the pathway to citizenship is a stressful one. While it is ultimately a positive and happy reason, there ...
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Trump and the Muslim Visa Ban

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FEDERAL NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE UNITED STATES HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN. THIS MEANS, IF YOU ARE FROM THE COUNTRIES LISTED BELOW, YOU CAN ...
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Trump and Immigration: Will I Be Deported?

Trump and Immigration: Will I Be Deported? President-elect Trump, soon to be President Trump, will be inaugurated on January 20. Since Donald Trump's election, our office has been inundated with ...
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Understanding the Deportation Process

Deportation is one of the most serious actions the U.S. government can take against a non-citizen here in the U.S. If you are subject to a deportation/removal order, it is critical that you know what ...
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Changes to the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA)

CHANGES TO THE VISA WAIVER PROGRAM The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was signed into law on December 18, 2015. Nationals of visa waiver countries who have ...
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How do I get a green card?

How to Get A Green Card Daily, people contact our immigration office asking "how can I get a green card?". Below are the most common methods to obtain permanent residency in the United ...
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How do I apply for a Green Card Through Marriage?

How do I obtain a Green Card Through Marriage? I am married to a permanent resident, how do I get a green card or US Citizenship? Obtaining a green card, or permanent residency, through marriage can ...
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How do I apply for Asylum?

What is Asylum? Asylum, commonly (but mistakenly) referred to as "political asylum" is based on the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention. In short, the process protects you from returning ...
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What's Next for Slava Voynov & the Kings?

Two weeks ago, we posted a blog discussing the future of Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman Slava Voynov after he was moved to an ICE detention center. At the time, the central question was whether ...
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Los Angeles Kings Player Moved to ICE Detention Center

In an ongoing domestic violence case involving a former Los Angeles Kings hockey player, Slava Voynov has been moved into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Voynov is now facing ...
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Immigrant Rights

The recent landmark Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v Hodges was a huge victory for the immigration rights of same-sex couples. Essentially, this decision requires same-sex marriages to be handled ...
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