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  • Why Green Card Holders Must Avoid Voter Registration
      by HG.org

    While green card holders enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens, their rights are not absolute. For example, green card holders do not have the right to sit on a jury or receive funding for post-secondary expenses. Additionally, green card holders do not have the right to vote.

  • Are There Differences between a Visa and a Green Card?
      by HG.org

    There are important differences between a visa and a green card. It is vital that you understand these differences thoroughly before you apply for either one. Not all people are eligible for both types of immigration benefits. While many people believe that visa and green cards are the same. This is not accurate information. Each one has its own purpose and different eligibility requirements.

  • Urgent Immigration Law Update: President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration

    On Wednesday and Friday of last week, President Donald Trump signed Executive Orders having far-reaching effects on U.S. immigration law and procedure. In an effort to inform and advise the public about these Executive Orders, [here is] a summary and relevant advisories.

  • Effect Felonies Have on Immigration Status
      by HG.org

    When individuals commit crimes, they may not think clearly about the potential consequences of committing a crime. For many people, these consequences are often severe, including the possibility of being imprisoned or having to pay large fines. The consequences are even more severe for individuals who are not citizens.

  • DACA: A Short-Term Benefit May Create a Permanent Solution for Some

    For DACA holders who have U.S. citizen spouses, or DACA holders under the age of 21 with at least one U.S. parent or step-parent, the DACA program may open a door for them to be eligible for permanent residency.

  • America's 20-Year Immigration Crack Down: The Effects of IIRIRA

    This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996, which fundamentally changed the U.S. immigration system. Signed into law by President Bill Clinton, the new legislation was the product of the newly elected Republican majorities in the House and Senate. As America’s last major immigration reform legislation, it included sweeping revisions of the U.S. immigration system.

  • DUI Consequences and Immigration
      by HG.org

    Individuals who are not citizens of the United States must undergo extensive background checks before they are admitted, while they are applying for adjustment of status and after they have been granted lawful presence. If they are convicted of a crime such as DUI, there can be significant consequences.

  • DUI and Consequences on Inadmissibility and Deportation
      by HG.org

    When a person who is not a citizen is convicted of DUI, this conviction can have a serious effect on his or her ability to be admitted to the United States or remain in the United States.

  • Provisional Waiver Open to More Applicants Easing Path to Legalization for Undocumented Immigrants

    On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published new regulations expanding the “provisional waiver.” Under the new regulations, DHS will now accept applications for the “provisional waiver” from those who have Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR or “green card” holder) spouses or parents.

  • Can I Take the Bar Exam If I Am not a Citizen?
      by HG.org

    Individuals who want to be lawyers generally must pass a bar exam. This test is perceived as one of the most grueling in the country, requiring many individuals to invest an entire legal education and post-graduation months preparing for it. The test is created in such a way that it should indicate whether a person is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction.


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