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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

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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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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