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  • What is
    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
    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
    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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  • Marijuana and Immigration
    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
    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
    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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