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- How Do I Help My Spouse in Another Country Become a Legal Permanent Resident?
The United States provides a special visa for a person who is engaged to a United States citizen to come to the United States to get married. However, the process works a little differently when the spouses marry abroad.
- What Happens When a Person is Charged with Illegal Reentry?
Returning to the United States after being deported or removed is a violation of federal law. Alleged offenders could be sentenced to prison before being returned to their home countries—where they could face additional consequences as well.
- What Factors Affect Prosecutorial Discretion in My Immigration Case?
Prosecutorial discretion may be exercised in certain immigration cases to permit individuals to remain in the country. On November 20, 2014, Jeh Charles Johnson released a memorandum entitled “Policies for the Apprehension, Detention and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants.”
- What Are the Requirements for Adjustment of Status?
The Immigration and Nationality Act allows individuals to change their immigration status while they are in the United States. They may have begun as a nonimmigrant or a temporary alien but now wish to be classified as a permanent immigrant.
- Immigration Consequences of a DUI
While many individuals are aware of the serious consequences of receiving a DUI, these consequences are even graver for non-citizens. In addition to the same consequences of possible jail time, fines and a loss of driving privileges, a non-citizen’s conviction of a DUI may result in a finding that he or she is inadmissible or is removable.
- EB-2 Visa Versus EB-3 Visa
The differences between EB-2 and EB-3 in an effort to alert aliens and employers, and help both seek EB-2.
- Transition from Optional Practical Training to H-1B Status
Here are some things to consider to make the road to obtaining H-1B status a bit less bumpy.
- Overview on New Immigration Policies through November 2014 Executive Actions
On November 20 and 21, 2014, President Barack Obama announced an overhaul of the immigration system through a series of executive actions. The actions established new immigration programs, changed guidelines for existing programs and created new proposals for visas.
- Special Immigrant Juveniles Status (SIJS) Eligibility & Process
Special Immigrant Juveniles Status, commonly known as SIJS, is a federal law that allows certain undocumented children to get legal permanent residency in the United States. Below, we discuss this complex immigration process and the requirements in detail.
- Can I Get a Green Card If I Have a Criminal Record?
Individuals who are pursuing permanent resident status may be deterred if they are convicted of a crime. While a misdemeanor conviction may not bar a person from still obtaining resident status, certain convictions may prevent a person from being approved for permanent residence status or possible cause the person to be subject to removal.