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Home Residency Requirement Waiver
Home Residency Requirement Waiver

Foreign medical graduates have the option of entering the United States with an H-1B visa in order to provide care, as part of a medical training program, or to teach or conduct research for a sponsoring employer. These visas are usually limited based on however many visas ...

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    • How to Get a Green Card If You Entered the U.S. Illegally?

      Those who enter the United States without approval from the Department of State enter illegally. Violating the terms of legal entry can result in ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Deportation

      Both documented and undocumented immigrants in the United States can be at risk of deportation. Being placed in removal proceedings can be a ...

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    • Who is Eligible for an Immigration Waiver?

      Individuals who have violated particular immigration laws may be able to rectify their situation through an immigration waiver. However, the process ...

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    • Understanding the AC21: Change of Employer After I-140 Approval

      What is the AC21? The American Competitiveness in the 21 st Century Act of 2000 (AC21) allows a company to recruit a potential employee who has a case ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Deportation

      Both documented and undocumented immigrants in the United States can be at risk of deportation. Being placed in removal proceedings can be a ...

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    • What Are My Rights When it Comes to Deportation?

      Whether documented or undocumented, many immigrants are unaware of their rights in the United States when it comes to deportation. When faced with ...

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    • Seeking Asylum in Los Angeles

      Preparing for an Interview at the LA Asylum Office The following information is provided as general information. Yekrangi & Associates is an ...

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    • Winning Asylum Based on Religion

      What Is Asylum? The United Nations Convention Concerning the Status of Refugees lists five grounds for asylum : religion, race, nationality, political ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Deportation

      Both documented and undocumented immigrants in the United States can be at risk of deportation. Being placed in removal proceedings can be a ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    • What is the Hernandez Bond?

      Determining Bond Amounts for Immigrants The "Hernandez Bond" is a new procedure for determining the bond amount for immigrants in removal proceedings ...

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    • How Does The H-1B Visa Lottery Work?

      The H-1B visa — also known as an employment-based, non-immigrant visa — allows foreign national employees of U.S. based organizations to live and work ...

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    • Who is Eligible for an H-1B Visa?

      H-1B visas are employment-based, non-immigrant visas that allow foreign national employees of U.S. based companies to live and work in the country. ...

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    • How Do I Get A Green Card Through Work?

      Obtaining a green card is an important step in helping immigrants achieve legal, permanent resident status in the United States. An employment-based ...

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    • How Do I Get My Family Member Out Of Immigration Detention?

      If your family member has been detained by ICE, it can be difficult to get information on their whereabouts, and it can be even more challenging to ...

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    • What to Do If ICE Shows Up at Your House?

      Having ICE show up at your house is intimidating and freighting. It’s important to know what you should do during this overwhelming time to protect ...

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    • Cancellation of Removal Through the Violence Against Women Act

      The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows certain victims of domestic violence to apply for a green card, even if they are going through ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Deportation

      Both documented and undocumented immigrants in the United States can be at risk of deportation. Being placed in removal proceedings can be a ...

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    • What Are My Rights When it Comes to Deportation?

      Whether documented or undocumented, many immigrants are unaware of their rights in the United States when it comes to deportation. When faced with ...

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    • Who is Eligible for an Immigration Waiver?

      Individuals who have violated particular immigration laws may be able to rectify their situation through an immigration waiver. However, the process ...

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    • Where Does DACA Stand Now?

      On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court issued its decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – the decision rejected the ...

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    • What Are the Consequences of Re-Entering the U.S. After Getting Deported?

      Illegally re-entering the United States after having been denied admission, excluded, or been deported can result in serious penalties. Our Orange ...

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    • How Do I Get My Family Member Out Of Immigration Detention?

      If your family member has been detained by ICE, it can be difficult to get information on their whereabouts, and it can be even more challenging to ...

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    • What Is the "Public Charge" Rule?

      In 1882, Congress established the public charge concept to deny a U.S. visa to anyone who is "likely at any time to become a public charge." Under the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    • Who Qualifies for a Family-Based Visa?

      It’s the goal of many U.S. citizens and green card holders to reunite with the loved ones in their country of origin. Thankfully, U.S. citizens and ...

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    • Who is Eligible for a Family-Based Visa?

      Understanding Family-Based Visas Obtaining legal permanent residency in the United States is a complicated process. Despite the complications, the ...

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    • How Does Family-Based Immigration Work for Same-Sex Couples?

      Family-Based Immigration and Same-Sex Couples Same-sex couples have enough challenges to overcome, but adding matters of immigration to the mix can ...

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    • How Long After My Marriage Can I Receive a Green Card?

      If you are a non-citizen and your spouse or fiancé is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you might be wondering how long you have to wait to get a ...

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    • How Does Family-Based Immigration Work for Same-Sex Couples?

      Family-Based Immigration and Same-Sex Couples Same-sex couples have enough challenges to overcome, but adding matters of immigration to the mix can ...

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    • Are You Eligible for Legal Residency Through Family-Based Immigration?

      What Is Family-Based Immigration? Immigrants who want to obtain legal residency in the United States may be able to do so through family ...

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    • How To Prove A Real Marriage to USCIS

      If you’re reading this because you are at some stage of getting a green card or immigrating to U.S. on the basis of your marriage , CONGRATULATIONS! ...

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    • How Does a Fiancé Visa Work?

      What is a Fiancé Visa? U.S. Citizens who want to bring their foreign fiancé to the United States must file a K-1 visa petition before getting married. ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Deportation

      Both documented and undocumented immigrants in the United States can be at risk of deportation. Being placed in removal proceedings can be a ...

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    • What Are the Rights & Responsibilities of a Green Card Holder?

      There are rights and responsibilities tied to permanent residents or green card holders. If you want to apply for a visa, it is important to ...

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    • How to Get a Green Card If You Entered the U.S. Illegally?

      Those who enter the United States without approval from the Department of State enter illegally. Violating the terms of legal entry can result in ...

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    • Suspension of H-1B Visas and New Green Cards

      On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a executive proclamation titled, “ Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the ...

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    • Suspension of H-1B Visas and New Green Cards

      On June 22, 2020, President Donald Trump signed a executive proclamation titled, “ Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the ...

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    • H-1B Visa Holders During the Coronavirus Pandemic

      With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the country are losing their jobs. Some people have been kept afloat thanks to some of the ...

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    • H-1B Visa – The Electronic Registration Process

      In December of 2019, USCIS announced that they were going to implement a new H-1B Electronic Registration Process to select who would be eligible to ...

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    • USCIS to Collect More Biometric Data

      On September 1, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will be publishing a “Notice of proposed rulemaking” that proposes ...

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    • Diversity Visas Will Resume

      Earlier in the year, President Trump issued Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic ...

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    • How Long Is the Process to Receive a U.S. Visa?

      One of the most common questions that visa applicants ask is how long it will take them to receive a U.S. visa. However, the visa processing time ...

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    • June 18th, 2020 Supreme Court DACA Decision – What Does It Mean?

      On June 18 th , the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision to reject DHS’s move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood ...

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    • H-1B Visa Holders During the Coronavirus Pandemic

      With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the country are losing their jobs. Some people have been kept afloat thanks to some of the ...

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    • Known Employer Pilot Program

      In January of 2015, DHS announced its Known Employer pilot to help it assess how to streamline the process for employers hoping to hire certain ...

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    • What are the Different Types of Visas?

      While there are many different types of visas, the purpose of each is to give foreign nationals the chance to live and work in the United States. ...

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    • 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 ...

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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 ...

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    • What Are the Rights & Responsibilities of a Green Card Holder?

      There are rights and responsibilities tied to permanent residents or green card holders. If you want to apply for a visa, it is important to ...

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    • Can You Travel Internationally While an LPR?

      Although many people aren't traveling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand your travel rights as an LPR. The Orange County ...

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    • What Is an Arriving Alien?

      How Can I Tell if I am Designated as an "Arriving Alien"? If you were given a Form I-862 Notice to Appear , the notice should indicate if the United ...

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    • The New National Interest Waiver Standard, Dhanasar

      The Dahanasar Standard: 3-Prong Test The National Interest Waiver , under the EB-2 category, is popular because it allows applicants to apply for ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    • Can I Naturalize If I have A Petty Theft Conviction? – Petty Offense Exception

      Naturalization is the end goal for many immigrants in the United States as they strive for full integration as American Citizens. Part of the ...

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    • Do I Need to Know for My Citizenship Interview?

      The naturalization interview is a major step in the citizenship process. If you’re seeking to become a U.S. citizen, it is vital to understand ...

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    • What to Do When Your Naturalization Application is Denied

      Having your citizenship application denied can be scary. The N-400, Application for Naturalization is a complicated form, though, so denials aren’t as ...

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    • Everything You Need to Know About Deportation

      Both documented and undocumented immigrants in the United States can be at risk of deportation. Being placed in removal proceedings can be a ...

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    • What Are My Rights When it Comes to Deportation?

      Whether documented or undocumented, many immigrants are unaware of their rights in the United States when it comes to deportation. When faced with ...

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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, ...

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    • 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, ...

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    • VAWA – How to Build A Strong Case

      The federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed in 1994, is intended to protect victims of abuse who are not citizens. Despite the name of the ...

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    • Immigrant Victims of Abuse and Protection Under VAWA

      What Is The Violence Against Women Act? The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was established in 1994 to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual ...

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    • Naturalization Based on an Approved VAWA Application

      What is a VAWA application? The Violence Against Woman Act (“VAWA”) was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to protect victims of abuse who are not ...

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    • How Long Is the Process to Receive a U.S. Visa?

      One of the most common questions that visa applicants ask is how long it will take them to receive a U.S. visa. However, the visa processing time ...

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    • Who Qualifies for a Family-Based Visa?

      It’s the goal of many U.S. citizens and green card holders to reunite with the loved ones in their country of origin. Thankfully, U.S. citizens and ...

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    • What Are the Rights & Responsibilities of a Green Card Holder?

      There are rights and responsibilities tied to permanent residents or green card holders. If you want to apply for a visa, it is important to ...

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    • Home Residency Requirement Waiver

      Foreign medical graduates have the option of entering the United States with an H-1B visa in order to provide care, as part of a medical training ...

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    • 212(d)(3) Waivers Of Inadmissibility For Non-Immigrants

      Under the Immigration and Nationality Act §212(a)(6)(C)(i), "any alien who by fraud or willfully misrepresenting a material fact seeks to procure (or ...

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    • Misrepresentation Waivers – How To Apply For A 212(i) Waiver

      Filling out applications for immigration benefits can be a difficult and stressful experience. It is not uncommon to make mistakes or to misrepresent ...

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