Know Your Rights If ICE Stops You

If you are reading or listening to the news, you will probably know that the current administration’s priority is to deport undocumented individuals living in the U.S., as well as keep undocumented people out. Although the U.S. government is prioritizing the individuals it wants to deport, it is not discriminating against people who they want […]

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Effect of Divorce on Green Card

A common way of obtaining lawful status in the U.S. is through marriage to a citizen or lawful permanent resident.  However, many are unaware that if the lawful residency was obtained based on a marriage that is less than two years old, the residency is considered conditional.  A conditional residency means that the authorized residency […]

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Policy Changes at USCIS That Can Mean Deportation

On September 11, 2018, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new policy regarding rejection or denial of applications due to incomplete or inaccurate filings. In the past, if information or a document was missing from a filing, USCIS would issue a Request for Evidence (“RFE”), allowing the applicant to provide the missing information […]

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Special Immigrant Visa for Juveniles

Over the past several years, the U.S. has seen an influx of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. The majority of these minors have entered through the U.S.’ southern borders from war-torn countries in Central America. However, there are many unaccompanied minors from many other countries. Many of these juveniles are eligible for a special immigrant […]

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Religious Worker Visas

Ministers and non-ministers of religious occupations may immigrate to the U.S. and even obtain their lawful permanent residence, or green card, in the U.S. The purpose of this visa or category of immigrants is to allow these religious workers to come to the U.S. to pursue a full-time compensated position by a religious entity. This […]

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Denaturalization

One cannot read a newspaper these days without seeing a front page article about a new immigration policy the Trump administration is implementing, or a drastic change in existing immigration policies. Most recently, the media reported on the inhumane separation of minor children from their parents, which caused quite a stir. Fortunately, that practice has […]

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Asylum and Current Immigration News

The media has been reporting for the past couple of weeks about the caravan of Central Americans that have traveled for weeks to arrive in the U.S. in order to seek asylum from their native countries. Many of them ended up in Tijuana, awaiting their turn to approach the port of entry at San Ysidro […]

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California’s Sanctuary State Laws

President Trump has been a strong proponent for strict enforcement of immigration laws since his presidential campaign began. He has called for building a southern border wall between Mexico and the U.S., ending “chain migration,” and ending the “catch and release” concept that allowed immigration officials to release undocumented individuals by their discretion. He has […]

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