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    • What is Alien Smuggling under US Immigration Law?

      Alien Smuggling defined The Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) states that an alien smuggler is someone who "at any time knowingly has encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided any other alien ...

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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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    • 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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    • What is "Membership in a Particular Social Group"?

      As explained in United States Immigration Law , a noncitizen may be granted asylum status if they have been the victim of injury or threatened injury due to "race, religion, nationality, membership in ...

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    • What is the One-Year Bar for Asylum?

      What is the One-Year Bar for Asylum? Before the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996, an immigrant could apply for asylum at any time. However, after 1998, all those ...

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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 the Hernandez Bond?

      What is the Hernandez Bond? The " Hernandez Bond " is a new procedure for determining the bond amount for immigrants in removal proceedings . It is ia Ninth Circuit class action lawsuit titled ...

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    • What is Cancellation of Removal?

      During deportation proceedings, a type of immigration relief for individuals is available, known as Cancellation of Removal. Here we will discuss two types of Cancellation of Removal (42A and 42B), ...

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    • What is Alien Smuggling under US Immigration Law?

      Alien Smuggling defined The Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) states that an alien smuggler is someone who "at any time knowingly has encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided any other alien ...

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    • What is an Aggravated Felony Under Immigration Law?

      What is an Aggravated Felony Under Immigration Law? Under U.S. immigration law , an aggravated felony is a crime that carries a particularly tough consequence if the crime is perpetrated by a ...

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    • DACA Updates

      Young individuals who previously would have been eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) were excited by the preliminary injunction issued on February 13, 2018. Yet, on February 14, ...

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    • DACA: IMMIGRATION REFORM AND UPDATES

      Yesterday, the Senate seemed to be extraordinarily close to passing new protections for “Dreamers” (those eligible or currently under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA). Yet, ...

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    • What if I am from El Salvador and am on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) ?

      Recently the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorians. Temporary Protected Status is afforded to nationals of eligible countries that are affected by ...

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    • Tracing Funds for an E-2 Visa

      Tracing Funds for an E-2 Visa An E-2 Treaty Investor Visa exists for the purpose of aiding immigrants coming to the United States with capital to invest in a business venture. The alien investor must ...

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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 eligible to apply for a ...

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    • What if I am from El Salvador and am on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) ?

      Recently the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorians. Temporary Protected Status is afforded to nationals of eligible countries that are affected by ...

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    • I came with a visa and married a citizen, can I get a green card?

      Many individuals fear that their unlawful presence in the United States will completely bar their eligibility for a future green card. In some cases, this is possible. It is always important to have ...

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    • What is Lifting of Conditions?

      Lifting Conditions When an immigrant receives a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident they become a conditional permanent resident if the marriage is less than two years. ...

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    • DACA: IMMIGRATION REFORM AND UPDATES

      Yesterday, the Senate seemed to be extraordinarily close to passing new protections for “Dreamers” (those eligible or currently under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA). Yet, ...

      Read More
    • DACA Updates

      Young individuals who previously would have been eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) were excited by the preliminary injunction issued on February 13, 2018. Yet, on February 14, ...

      Read More
    • As an Employer, How Do I Prepare for a potential ICE Encounter?

      Many have probably seen that less than a month ago, more than 100 7-Eleven stores were raided by ICE (also known as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement). ICE went into these stores and demanded ...

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    • DACA Updates

      Young individuals who previously would have been eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) were excited by the preliminary injunction issued on February 13, 2018. Yet, on February 14, ...

      Read More
    • DACA: IMMIGRATION REFORM AND UPDATES

      Yesterday, the Senate seemed to be extraordinarily close to passing new protections for “Dreamers” (those eligible or currently under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA). Yet, ...

      Read More
    • As an Employer, How Do I Prepare for a potential ICE Encounter?

      Many have probably seen that less than a month ago, more than 100 7-Eleven stores were raided by ICE (also known as US Immigration and Customs Enforcement). ICE went into these stores and demanded ...

      Read More
    • Tracing Funds for an E-2 Visa

      Tracing Funds for an E-2 Visa An E-2 Treaty Investor Visa exists for the purpose of aiding immigrants coming to the United States with capital to invest in a business venture. The alien investor must ...

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    • Supreme Court Rules Travel Ban To Take Effect

      The Supreme Court allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. This means the temporary stays are no longer in ...

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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 at the ...

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    • Obtaining a Green Card through a National Interest Waiver

      Obtaining a national interest waiver (NIW) to get permanent residence status is now a realistic option thanks to Matter of Dhanasar , a decision issued by the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office that ...

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    • When Can I apply for Citizenship?

      Dealing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can be daunting. USCIS is a large bureaucracy tasked with applying highly complex regulations. If you want to apply for U.S. ...

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    • What if I am from El Salvador and am on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) ?

      Recently the Trump administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 Salvadorians. Temporary Protected Status is afforded to nationals of eligible countries that are affected by ...

      Read More
    • 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 at the ...

      Read More