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    • Understanding 212(c) Waivers

      In cases where a lawful permanent resident has been convicted of a criminal offense in the United States, and is facing removal proceedings initiated by officers of the U.S. Department of Homeland ...

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    • What is "Extreme Hardship" for Immigration Purposes?

      Because “extreme hardship” isn’t defined in the legal code, its meaning is interpreted based on the decisions made in Board and Federal courts. Relevant factors When determining whether deportation ...

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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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    • USCIS Expands Policy on Initiating Removal Proceedings

      United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Notice to Appear (NTA) policy memorandum on June 28, 2018, which provides updated guidance on when the USCIS Form I-862, Notice ...

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    • How Do I Win a Deportation Case?

      Many immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, may be under the assumption that if the U.S. government wants to deport someone, there isn’t anything that can be done about it. However, the truth ...

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    • How do I Get a Green Card Through Marriage?

      Congratulations on your marriage! It’s one of the happiest occasions in life. While you may still be celebrating your nuptials, there are some things you will need to do to obtain a green card through ...

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    • How Do I Apply For And Win Asylum?

      Many people yearn to move to the United States with the hopes of beginning a new life and pursuing personal and professional dreams. However, there is another reason why an individual may seek to come ...

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    • Will President Trump Close the Border?

      In October of 2018, President Trump had threatened to close the southern border if Mexico did not halt the caravan that was headed towards the United States. Later, on November 26, 2018, he once again ...

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    • How Do I Win a Deportation Case?

      Many immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, may be under the assumption that if the U.S. government wants to deport someone, there isn’t anything that can be done about it. However, the truth ...

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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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    • Immigration and Its Impact on the Economy

      During the presidential election campaign, Donald Trump made several promises , including restructuring the immigration process to limit the number of immigrants entering the country, deporting ...

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    • H-1B Visa Duration - Lawsuit Challenges USCIS

      ITServe Alliance filed a lawsuit with a federal court in October 2018 challenging the authority of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to limit the duration of a H-1B visa. An ...

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    • What is an I Visa?

      An I Visa is a nonimmigrant visa issued to Representatives of Foreign Media. Per USCIS , to be eligible for this visa, the foreign media representatives need to: Represent a foreign information media ...

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    • What is "Extreme Hardship" for Immigration Purposes?

      Because “extreme hardship” isn’t defined in the legal code, its meaning is interpreted based on the decisions made in Board and Federal courts. Relevant factors When determining whether deportation ...

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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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    • USCIS Expands Policy on Initiating Removal Proceedings

      United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Notice to Appear (NTA) policy memorandum on June 28, 2018, which provides updated guidance on when the USCIS Form I-862, Notice ...

      Read More
    • How Do I Win a Deportation Case?

      Many immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, may be under the assumption that if the U.S. government wants to deport someone, there isn’t anything that can be done about it. However, the truth ...

      Read More
    • Asylum: The One-Year Application Rule and the Exceptions

      Have you arrived in the United States within the last year and not applied for asylum? If you have not applied for asylum yet, please note that the failure to apply within a year can lead to complex ...

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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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    • Follow to Join Benefits for Spouse and Children

      What is "Follow to Join" benefits? This is a fairly complicated subject, but we have created a comprehensive questionnaire to see if your family can benefit from this nuanced rule. Are you a permanent ...

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    • Bringing Children, Sons and Daughters to the US as Permanent Residents

      If you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you may petition your children or your sons and/or daughters for permanent resident status. So, what’s the difference between "children" and "sons ...

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    • How do I Get a Green Card Through Marriage?

      Congratulations on your marriage! It’s one of the happiest occasions in life. While you may still be celebrating your nuptials, there are some things you will need to do to obtain a green card through ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Follow to Join Benefits for Spouse and Children

      What is "Follow to Join" benefits? This is a fairly complicated subject, but we have created a comprehensive questionnaire to see if your family can benefit from this nuanced rule. Are you a permanent ...

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    • Immigration and Its Impact on the Economy

      During the presidential election campaign, Donald Trump made several promises , including restructuring the immigration process to limit the number of immigrants entering the country, deporting ...

      Read More
    • How do I Get a Green Card Through Marriage?

      Congratulations on your marriage! It’s one of the happiest occasions in life. While you may still be celebrating your nuptials, there are some things you will need to do to obtain a green card through ...

      Read More
    • How Do I Apply For And Win Asylum?

      Many people yearn to move to the United States with the hopes of beginning a new life and pursuing personal and professional dreams. However, there is another reason why an individual may seek to come ...

      Read More
    • Follow to Join Benefits for Spouse and Children

      What is "Follow to Join" benefits? This is a fairly complicated subject, but we have created a comprehensive questionnaire to see if your family can benefit from this nuanced rule. Are you a permanent ...

      Read More
    • Bringing Children, Sons and Daughters to the US as Permanent Residents

      If you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you may petition your children or your sons and/or daughters for permanent resident status. So, what’s the difference between "children" and "sons ...

      Read More
    • Immigration and Its Impact on the Economy

      During the presidential election campaign, Donald Trump made several promises , including restructuring the immigration process to limit the number of immigrants entering the country, deporting ...

      Read More
    • Will President Trump Close the Border?

      In October of 2018, President Trump had threatened to close the southern border if Mexico did not halt the caravan that was headed towards the United States. Later, on November 26, 2018, he once again ...

      Read More
    • USCIS Expands Policy on Initiating Removal Proceedings

      United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Notice to Appear (NTA) policy memorandum on June 28, 2018, which provides updated guidance on when the USCIS Form I-862, Notice ...

      Read More
    • I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status

      Immigrant investors on an EB-5 Visa have a conditional green card. They need to file Form I-829 , Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status with USCIS to remove the ...

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    • Legal Status in the United States through Self-Employment

      Though it’s the general trend for foreign nationals to gain admission to the United States as sponsored employees, there are cases when they may be able to gain legal status in the country through ...

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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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    • Prudential Revocation of Visas

      Persons arrested for or convicted of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated or having similar arrests/convictions within the past five years will have their nonimmigrant visas ...

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    • What is Consular Processing, exactly?

      Beneficiaries of an approved immigrant petition who have an immigrant visa have two options to apply for a green card. If the beneficiary is outside the United States, they will have to apply for an ...

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    • How do I Get a Green Card Through Marriage?

      Congratulations on your marriage! It’s one of the happiest occasions in life. While you may still be celebrating your nuptials, there are some things you will need to do to obtain a green card through ...

      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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    • Citizenship (N-400) Processing Time Increase

      The processing time for citizenship applications has been increasing and it has more than doubled since 2014. The average processing time used to be 5-6 months and it has now increased to nearly two ...

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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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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
    • Understanding 212(c) Waivers

      In cases where a lawful permanent resident has been convicted of a criminal offense in the United States, and is facing removal proceedings initiated by officers of the U.S. Department of Homeland ...

      Read More