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One common scenario that immigration lawyers come across looks like this: A person risks their life by crossing the desert and entering the United States without being inspected at the border. The person then begins living and working in the United States. After living in the US for a period of time he/she  falls in […]

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If you are reading this post, you are probably considering the K1 visa for you and your fiance. The initial process for the K1 visa involves completing the form I-129F and submitting supporting documentation. This may sound fairly straight forward, but sadly many I-129F petitions fail due to inadequate supporting documentation. This checklist can be

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There are harsh consequences for people who have stayed in the US beyond their authorized period of stay. Once your authorized period of stay expires, you will begin accumulating unlawful presence. This is serious because unlawful presence that totals 180 days results in a three year unlawful presence bar from entering the United States. Unlawful

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Recently, I received a call from a gentleman who was in a very difficult and stressful situation. He married a US citizen while he was here on a visa. His wife then filed an I-130 on his behalf and he filed an application for adjustment of status. Fortunately, the process went smoothly. The I-130 was

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If you are a foreign national who plans to marry or get engaged to a US Citizen, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that if you do not have certain immigration violations or criminal convictions you will be able to get a green card as long as you can show

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Having a US green card has a lot of perks. These perks include the ability to travel freely and the ability to plan for a long term future in the US. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that immigration lawyers are frequently asked about the best way to obtain a green card. This post highlights

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The process of going from DACA status to green card status can be very confusing. DACA individuals either came here illegally with parents or overstayed their visas after entering the US legally. This group, under deferred action for childhood arrivals(DACA) are given work permits that last two years. The work permits can be continuously renewed.

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If you are inadmissible to the United States for unlawful presence, fraud, or criminal convictions, you may have options. Qualifying individuals can use the 601 Waiver to overcome bars to admissibility. This post will discuss the 601 Waiver requirements and some keys to success. The Steps to Determine 601 Waiver Eligibility The First Step to

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The B-1 and B-2 Visas are temporary visas that you can use to visit the United States. These visas come in handy in a number of situations. For example, if you have always wanted to take your family to Disney World, then the B-2 Visa can be utilized to make your dream of visiting Disney

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THE US VISA INTERVIEW: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Immigration lawyers frequently discuss the topic of the US visa interview  interview with their clients. Most foreign nationals who want to enter the United States will be required to attend an interview at the consulate abroad. This interview can be daunting considering the fact that many people

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