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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 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 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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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 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 ...

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 ...

      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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    • O-1 Visa and "Self-Petitioning" as an Entrepreneur

      The O-1 , like most employment-based visas, require a sponsoring employer. Unfortunately, there is no self-petitioning option. Yet, entrepreneurs can create a company to petition themselves so long as ...

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    • 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 ...

      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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    • USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1Bs

      On March 20th USCIS announced that it has suspended premium processing for H-1B visa applications. Premium processing allows applicants to know whether they have been selected for an H-1B visa within ...

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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
    • 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 ...

      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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 ...

      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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    • 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 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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    • 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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