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How to Renew a Green Card

By Ruth Jean

What is TPS (Temporary Protected Status)?

By Ruth Jean

For many foreign nationals in the United States (authorized or not authorized), events in their native country have made it imprudent or unsafe to return home. Perhaps armed conflict has broken out, or maybe a natural disaster has damaged major cities...

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What Criminal Offenses Make You Deportable?

By Ruth Jean

As an immigrant living in the United States, you are subject to the same laws that govern U.S. citizens. Breaking them can result in the same penalties that citizens receive, including fines, restitution, and incarceration. However, there is one...

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The Child Status Protection Act Explained?

By Ruth Jean

At one time, getting green cards for minor children presented challenges. As a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you could (and still can) petition for an alien relative to join you here, but some preference categories have such a backlog of...

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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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