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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 time, a...

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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

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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