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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 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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