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Getting a Green Card: Marriage vs. Employment

You have a handful of choices when seeking permanent residence in the United States. Most people usually choose between getting a green card through family, particularly marriage, or looking at employment visas. There are varying waiting times for many immigrants in different relative classifications, from siblings of citizens to the…

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Same Sex Immigration: Marriage and Bisexuality

The New York Times published a piece a few years ago called “Bisexual: A Label With Layers.” There were no direct references to immigration law, but I immediately thought of our work, especially the recent green card applications we have successfully completed in same sex immigration marriage. As the Immigration Service points out on…

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The Top 4 Mistakes in Immigration through Marriage

About 21% of all immigrants enter the US through family-based green cards every year. Many people believe that getting a green card through marriage is one of the fastest and easiest ways to become a US citizen, but this is not necessarily the case. Things can go very wrong with…

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10 Things Every Undocumented Teenager Needs to Know

This article is for the undocumented teenager.  Many people call you Dreamers, right? If you are a youth aged 14 to 31, or the parent of a teen, please read on. If your undocumented teenager has not yet applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), he or she should do it….

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7 Ways Same Sex Marriage Can Stop Deportation

 GREAT NEWS ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE IN THE US! If you are an immigrant in the LGBT community with an old deportation or removal order, pay attention! You may now be able to stop deportation, and/or get a green card. Same sex marriage has been legal nationwide since June 2015, and with…

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Immigrant Youth: 7 Things You Must Know

By now, if you have not applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), you should do it.  And do not try filing the papers on your own.   Contact the best immigration lawyer you can find. PLEASE do not stay among the two million immigrant youth (ages 15-31) who have…

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Deferred Action for Dreamers – 10 Reasons Why It Is Best

Like you – we as immigration lawyers – continue to hold our breath that Congress will finally act to change the current immigration law. Meanwhile there are still Two Million people who should consider Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“Dreamers”). 1. Deferred Action may not be a green card, but…

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5 Things You Must Know About Same Sex Marriage Immigration

1. Hundreds of same sex couples filed for green cards through marriage before the groundbreaking 2013 US Supreme Court decision in Windsor. Good news: the Immigration Service is reviewing cases filed since early 2011 and reopening prior denials. 2. More good news: Same Sex couples who filed in the last 3 months are…

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