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The 601 A “Unlawful Presence Waiver” Can Keep You in the US

The old 601A rules: a review New 601A waiver: 4 main changes In August 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the eligibility for provisional unlawful presence waivers to all individuals who are eligible for the unlawful presence waiver and who can establish extreme hardship to a U.S. citizen, or…

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T Visa: Everything You Have To Know For T Visa in 2020

What is a T Visa? Who can apply for the  T Visa? What is “unusual or severe harm” in the case of the T Visa? How do you apply for a T Visa? What family members qualify for a T-Visa with the applicant? Can you apply for Permanent Residence (green…

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Immigrants Brought Us Halloween (and many other great traditions)

Many of the great holiday traditions that we currently enjoy were brought to the United States by way of immigration, and Halloween is no different. Human fascination with death and the afterlife has long been part of our history, but the tradition of celebrating Halloween was originally started in Europe…

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How Do You Find A Good Immigration Lawyer? 8 Tips

Beware Promises And Unethical Advice Read Peer Reviewed Ratings Make Sure They Are Actual Immigration Lawyers Solo vs Partner vs Team? What works better? Do you have an immigration issue that needs solving? Are you trying to get a green card, or avoid deportation? There are so many lawyers out…

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4 Ways to Speed Up Your Immigration Case

Everyone wants to get their immigration case done as quickly as possible, but long waits of a year (or many years) can be the norm. One of the most common questions we get is “can you speed up my immigration case?” The answer usually is “it depends on what type of immigration case,” but…

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The Fastest Way Out of Detention? What You Need to Know About Bail / Bond

Why Would An Immigrant Be Placed In Detention? What is bail (bond)? Which immigrants in detention qualify for bail? Which immigrants are subject to mandatory detention? Many friends and families call upon our immigration law firm with questions when there is a loved one detained by Immigration. The first question…

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Premium Processing is back in some cases: Updates for 2019

Now that the temporary suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions has been lifted, and with upcoming deadlines, let’s look at the changes and updates that happened to premium processing for the 2019/2020 year. What is premium processing? As discussed in other articles, premium processing is a way to speed…

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How government shutdowns impact immigration

It seems that in the current political climate, government shutdowns are an annual event. This leaves many of our clients asking: how does this impact our immigration case? For this and any future shutdowns, we have created a general list of what is affected, and what maintains the status quo….

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4 Things You Must Know to Be a Naturalized Citizen

Want to be Naturalized in the US? Here’s what you need to know.

Every year between 700,000-750,000 people are naturalized in the United States. The process can be straightforward, or incredibly complex depending on the case. Is Naturalization the same as Citizenship? Yes, you can become a US citizen either through birth, or through naturalization. Generally, people are born U.S. citizens if they…

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