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    • Marijuana and Immigration

      On January 1, 2018, Proposition 64 allowed for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana. The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, also know as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. ...

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    • What is a "Conviction" for Immigration Purposes?

      Immigration and criminal law intersect an incredible amount. Unfortunately the definitions for both areas of law are not always the same. This is especially true for the word "conviction." Here are ...

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    • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - What To Do if You are Stopped by ICE, Police, or the FBI

      We live in a turbulent time. The law is constantly changing and the immigrant community continuously receives conflicting information about what to do if they are stopped by Immigration and Customs ...

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    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1B Visa

      The L1B visa is offered to people with “specialized skills and knowledge.” This is defined as any knowledge of the petitioning company’s products, services, research, equipment, techniques, ...

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    • Diplomats: Adjustment of Status

      When entering the U.S. as a diplomat, you may qualify to receive a permanent residence visa or green card. (Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 13) Are you eligible? Complete form I-485: ...

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    • Travel Ban General Overview

      Late 2017, the Trump administration revised the visa process to make it easier to deport U.S. residents or deny entry to people visiting the U.S. The Muslim travel ban now allows the government to ...

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    • What is a "Conviction" for Immigration Purposes?

      Immigration and criminal law intersect an incredible amount. Unfortunately the definitions for both areas of law are not always the same. This is especially true for the word "conviction." Here are ...

      Read More
    • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - What To Do if You are Stopped by ICE, Police, or the FBI

      We live in a turbulent time. The law is constantly changing and the immigrant community continuously receives conflicting information about what to do if they are stopped by Immigration and Customs ...

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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 a "Conviction" for Immigration Purposes?

      Immigration and criminal law intersect an incredible amount. Unfortunately the definitions for both areas of law are not always the same. This is especially true for the word "conviction." Here are ...

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    • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - What To Do if You are Stopped by ICE, Police, or the FBI

      We live in a turbulent time. The law is constantly changing and the immigrant community continuously receives conflicting information about what to do if they are stopped by Immigration and Customs ...

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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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    • Travel Ban General Overview

      Late 2017, the Trump administration revised the visa process to make it easier to deport U.S. residents or deny entry to people visiting the U.S. The Muslim travel ban now allows the government to ...

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    • Twin problems: How Pending Criminal Charges and Non-Citizenship Status Present Removability Problems, But Also Opportunities

      It’s frightening enough being suspected, investigated for or having been arrested for a crime. It’s doubly frightening when you’re not a US citizen, especially in a climate of intolerance, fear and ...

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    • What is a "Conviction" for Immigration Purposes?

      Immigration and criminal law intersect an incredible amount. Unfortunately the definitions for both areas of law are not always the same. This is especially true for the word "conviction." Here are ...

      Read More
    • Travel Ban General Overview

      Late 2017, the Trump administration revised the visa process to make it easier to deport U.S. residents or deny entry to people visiting the U.S. The Muslim travel ban now allows the government to ...

      Read More
    • Twin problems: How Pending Criminal Charges and Non-Citizenship Status Present Removability Problems, But Also Opportunities

      It’s frightening enough being suspected, investigated for or having been arrested for a crime. It’s doubly frightening when you’re not a US citizen, especially in a climate of intolerance, fear and ...

      Read More
    • Is DACA Back?

      Post Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (also known as DACA) has gone through several confusing phases. Yet, many have been asking us, where is DACA as of today, May 29, 2018? In January ...

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    • E-2 Visa - Citizenship and Investing - Ever Think About Grenada?

      U.S. E2 visa through Grenadian citizenship – a promising option for wealthy investors Applying for U.S. citizenship in China, El Salvador, Guatemala and India can be a long and arduous process. With ...

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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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    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1B Visa

      The L1B visa is offered to people with “specialized skills and knowledge.” This is defined as any knowledge of the petitioning company’s products, services, research, equipment, techniques, ...

      Read More
    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1A Visa

      L1A visas are granted to foreign executives and managers who work at U.S. based offices of a multinational company. It is possible to obtain a green card to stay in the U.S. permanently while ...

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    • Diplomats: Adjustment of Status

      When entering the U.S. as a diplomat, you may qualify to receive a permanent residence visa or green card. (Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 13) Are you eligible? Complete form I-485: ...

      Read More
    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1B Visa

      The L1B visa is offered to people with “specialized skills and knowledge.” This is defined as any knowledge of the petitioning company’s products, services, research, equipment, techniques, ...

      Read More
    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1A Visa

      L1A visas are granted to foreign executives and managers who work at U.S. based offices of a multinational company. It is possible to obtain a green card to stay in the U.S. permanently while ...

      Read More
    • Diplomats: Adjustment of Status

      When entering the U.S. as a diplomat, you may qualify to receive a permanent residence visa or green card. (Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 13) Are you eligible? Complete form I-485: ...

      Read More
    • Travel Ban General Overview

      Late 2017, the Trump administration revised the visa process to make it easier to deport U.S. residents or deny entry to people visiting the U.S. The Muslim travel ban now allows the government to ...

      Read More
    • Twin problems: How Pending Criminal Charges and Non-Citizenship Status Present Removability Problems, But Also Opportunities

      It’s frightening enough being suspected, investigated for or having been arrested for a crime. It’s doubly frightening when you’re not a US citizen, especially in a climate of intolerance, fear and ...

      Read More
    • Want EU Citizenship and Benefits? Consider Malta - Citizenship Through Investment

      For wealthy non-EU investors looking for a pathway to EU citizenship, there is also the option of investing in Malta. This affords Malta citizenship, which can then provide a pathway to EU ...

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    • VISA WAIVER PROGRAM (VWP) and ESTA

      VISA WAIVER PROGRAM (VWP) Most European countries and U.S.-allied countries like Japan, Australia and New Zealand are part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Nationals from these countries can enter ...

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    • Want EU Citizenship and Benefits? Consider Malta - Citizenship Through Investment

      For wealthy non-EU investors looking for a pathway to EU citizenship, there is also the option of investing in Malta. This affords Malta citizenship, which can then provide a pathway to EU ...

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    • E-2 Visa - Citizenship and Investing - Ever Think About Grenada?

      U.S. E2 visa through Grenadian citizenship – a promising option for wealthy investors Applying for U.S. citizenship in China, El Salvador, Guatemala and India can be a long and arduous process. With ...

      Read More
    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1B Visa

      The L1B visa is offered to people with “specialized skills and knowledge.” This is defined as any knowledge of the petitioning company’s products, services, research, equipment, techniques, ...

      Read More
    • Adjust Status (Green Card Application): L1A Visa

      L1A visas are granted to foreign executives and managers who work at U.S. based offices of a multinational company. It is possible to obtain a green card to stay in the U.S. permanently while ...

      Read More
    • Diplomats: Adjustment of Status

      When entering the U.S. as a diplomat, you may qualify to receive a permanent residence visa or green card. (Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 13) Are you eligible? Complete form I-485: ...

      Read More
    • The New National Interest Wavier Standard, Dhanasar

      The National Interest Waiver, under the EB-2 category, is popular because it allows applicants to apply for permanent residency (a green card) without a job offer and without the time-consuming PERM ...

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    • What is the Labor Certification or PERM Process in Employment Immigration?

      The majority of employment-based immigration categories require you to have a job offer from a United States employer. This employer is the sponsor (petitioner) and you are the beneficiary. For these ...

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    • Do I Qualify for the National Interest Waiver?

      Getting permanent residency (a green card ) through your employer can be a lengthy and difficult process. Most of this is attributed to the PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) process, which ...

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    • Marijuana and Immigration

      On January 1, 2018, Proposition 64 allowed for the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana. The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, also know as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. ...

      Read More
    • What is a "Conviction" for Immigration Purposes?

      Immigration and criminal law intersect an incredible amount. Unfortunately the definitions for both areas of law are not always the same. This is especially true for the word "conviction." Here are ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Twin problems: How Pending Criminal Charges and Non-Citizenship Status Present Removability Problems, But Also Opportunities

      It’s frightening enough being suspected, investigated for or having been arrested for a crime. It’s doubly frightening when you’re not a US citizen, especially in a climate of intolerance, fear and ...

      Read More
    • Is DACA Back?

      Post Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (also known as DACA) has gone through several confusing phases. Yet, many have been asking us, where is DACA as of today, May 29, 2018? In January ...

      Read More
    • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - What To Do if You are Stopped by ICE, Police, or the FBI

      We live in a turbulent time. The law is constantly changing and the immigrant community continuously receives conflicting information about what to do if they are stopped by Immigration and Customs ...

      Read More