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Cancellation of Removal for Non-LPR: What You Need to Know

By Ruth Jean

Cancellation of Removal for Non-LPR: What You Need to Know For years, you have lived in the United States, albeit without legal status.You’ve been working, paying your taxes, and even started a family. Then, one day, ICE agents pick you up,...

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What is a U Visa?

By Ruth Jean

What is a U Visa? At one time, law enforcement had a difficult time prosecuting criminals who abused undocumented immigrants because the victims feared deportation if they came to the attention of authorities. This is partly why Congress established...

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How to Become a Permanent Resident Through Asylee Status

By Ruth Jean

Asylum offers foreign nationals protection from persecution in their home countries because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Anyone can apply, regardless of where they are from or...

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What is Expedited Removal?

By Ruth Jean

Many immigrants believe that they cannot be removed from the United States without appearing before an immigration judge first. Unfortunately, this is not the case if you have an expedited removal order. In this blog, we’ll go over what this...

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What Are Family Preference Immigrant Visas?

By Ruth Jean

Every year, U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents petition to have foreign-born loved ones join them in the United States as permanent residents. The visas for this purpose fall into two categories: Immediate relatives of U.S....

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A Brief Q&A on Voluntary Departure

By Ruth Jean

When you are facing the possibility of deportation from the U.S., the ideal outcome is any form of relief that would allow you to remain in the United States and adjust your status here.  However, that is not always possible.  When there is...

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Are you an immigrant victim of domestic violence? - Here’s What You Need to Know

By Ruth Jean

Every year, thousands of immigrants travel to the United States to join family members who are U.S. citizens or green card holders. While most of these reunions are joyous occasions, for some newcomers they become a nightmare that involves physical,...

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Adjustment of Status for Your Green Card- What You Need to Know

By Ruth Jean

When Adjustment of status is a legal process that allows you to transition from visa holder to lawful permanent resident while present in the United States. There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met, namely: You must be physically...

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5 Possible Defenses to Deportation

By Ruth Jean

When you were born abroad but feel like the United States is your home, few things are more frightening than a Notice to Appear, which is the documents that initiates removal proceedings in immigration court. Does this mean you have to leave? What can...

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How a Criminal Record Affects Your Florida Immigration Case

By Ruth Jean

Many of us have made mistakes that resulted in the police being called. A dispute with an unbearable neighbor, shoplifting after a dare from your peers, or driving under the influence after a night on the town are all examples of poor judgment that...

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