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Facing Deportation? Here’s what you can do

It’s many people’s worst nightmare. You – or your loved one – receive a notice to appear in removal proceedings and are threatened with deportation. As I always remind people, the word was changed more than 20 years ago to “removal” by Congress. Then, President Bill Clinton signed the law. But…

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PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION: every immigrant is now high priority for deportation

Since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he has implemented three executive orders that have had a significant impact on immigration and specifically affecting an immigration policy known as “prosecutorial discretion.” In February the government implemented changes that essentially make everyone who is an undocumented immigrant a priority for deportation, as well…

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Thank you Mr Trump! How Trump has helped Immigration…really

Adapted from an article originally published in NewJersey.com Immigration is all over the news these days, making front page headlines with such wild claims as :”Lawmakers, After Meeting With ICE, Say ALL Undocumented Immigrants at Risk of Deportation.” Trump is making headlines all over the news for our current “immigration crisis”,  but…

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New International Entrepreneur Rule: 6 ways you can qualify

New USCIS regulations are going to into effect starting July 17, 2017. If you are an international entrepreneur, with a start-up or business you want to implement in the US, you should be reading this article now. What is the new International Entrepreneur Rule The new regulations are specifically designed…

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Why Immigration Waivers Get Denied: Top 3 Reasons

This article will discuss the newest immigration waivers – provisional waivers of the ten year bar, known as I-601As – that went into effect in March 2013. Recent reports show that about 70% of these immigration waivers are getting granted, which is not bad, but there could be a higher…

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Do Immigrants Need To Be Afraid Of Trump?

Adapted from an article originally published for the Newark Star Ledger We are on the eve of the swearing in of our new President Elect, and many immigrants in the United States are wondering what the next four years will have in store for them. Trump’s campaign was filled with numerous infamous…

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When “Easy” Immigration Cases get Difficult

People often contact us saying that they have an “easy” immigration case, but they have just run into a snag. Now they need help. Things get stressful when items such as work permits, travel documents, green cards and citizenship papers are not issued. Here is what you need to understand: based on…

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Can an undocumented immigrant marry a US Citizen?

The short answer? Yes. There is no law to prevent an illegal or undocumented immigrant from marrying a US citizen. Most of the laws around marriage in the United States have to do with age ( legal consent ranges from 15-17 in most states with parental consent, and is 18-21…

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How do I stop myself from being deported?

“Being deported” is the most frightening thing for any immigrant. I have frequently met with old clients who tell me of bad dreams they still have about being deported, long after they have become United States citizens. Millions of people are deported every year Nearly 3 Million immigrants have been removed…

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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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