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Blog Posts in November, 2017

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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