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3 Reasons Why Immigration Waivers Get Denied

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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Immigration Fraud Waivers: How To Solve The Biggest Problems

 “There are no facts in Jamaica”- Chris Blackwell  founder of Island Records, inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2001  If there are no facts, how does one go about dealing with Immigration Fraud Waivers? Well, Chris Blackwell was chiefly responsible for bringing the music of Bob Marley to American ears. The…

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Think You Know Immigration Waivers? Take This Quiz!

Are you or a loved one considering filing one of the available immigration waivers? Here is an 8 question, quick multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge!   1. I-601 Immigration Waivers Are Good For: A. Crime B. Fraud C. The 3 and 10 Year Bars (Unlawful Presence) D. All…

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U Visa

The Best Immigration Attorney Advice on U Visas

In October 2000, a new category of immigration benefit became available to victims of violent crimes, the U Visa. The policy grew out of concerns that undocumented immigrants would be afraid of deportation if they called law enforcement to report a crime. Our government realized that the U Visa would effectively accomplish…

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H-1B Visas – The 3 Worst Things According to Immigration

H-1B Visas – The 3 Worst Things According to Immigration

Not too long ago, Immigration finally caved in on a lawsuit filed in 2010 by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The purpose of the legal proceedings:  To Discover So-Called “Fraud Indicators” Used by the Government to Review Petitions for H-1B Visas. However, the reality emerged as the papers were uncovered. In 2008,…

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6 Ways to Get a Green Card

People always want to know, when they call, email and ultimately consult with our immigration firm: “Mr. York, how do I get a green card?” So let’s look at some numbers. For example, in 2011, a little more than 1 million people became Green Card holders, also known as permanent…

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The ACHIEVE Act = possible W visa coming soon?

The GOP reportedly is set to propose a new W-1 visa, to allow an immigrant to attend college or serve in the military. Then the W visa holder could apply for a 4 year work visa and follow that status to apply for a green card. Citizenship could follow at…

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USCIS Recommends Uniform I-601 Waiver Process

For many who seek to immigrate to the US, and for others here who want to apply for a green card, grounds of inadmissibility can stand in their way. Inadmissibility based on minor crimes and other small violations can render a foreign national ineligible from entering the US, receiving a…

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DHS Eliminating Paper I-94W Forms for Visa Waiver Travelers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is eliminating the use of paper I-94W forms (“green” I-94s) for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers with an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) arriving in the United States at all airports by the end of this summer. VWP travelers are encouraged…

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