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How Does The Death of the Petitioner Impact the Beneficiary?

By Ruth Jean

The death of a family member, in and of itself, is painful and traumatizing.  When that family member is the one who is also helping you gain permanent residence in the United States, it causes much greater hardship.  United States...

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How to Change Your Status After Divorce

By Ruth Jean

  Immigrating to the United States is a multi-step process, even if you are married to a U.S. citizen. It can take awhile to obtain legal permanent residency and even longer before you are eligible to become a citizen yourself. During that...

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How Can a DUI Impact Immigration Status

By Ruth Jean

Being charged with DUI can mean problems for anyone. However, if you are an immigrant in the United States (either legal or undocumented), it may affect your status in this country. In this blog, we explain the potential impact of a DUI on your...

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Cancellation of Removal for LPR: What You Need to Know

By Ruth Jean

Cancellation of Removal for LPR: What You Need to Know Having a green card grants you the right to live and work in the United States. While it represents a sense of permanence, much in the same way that U.S. citizenship does, the reality is that...

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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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How to Renew a Green Card

By Ruth Jean