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U.S. Immigration Law attorneys provide legal services for individuals who are not citizens of the U.S, with emphasis on their legal status here. This includes their legal rights, duties and obligations when living in and/or visiting the U.S., as well as the federally mandated requirements for entering and/or remaining in the U.S.

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  • Divorce Related Immigration Issues

    Divorce proceedings can affect one’s immigration status as well as one’s ability to continue to reside in the United States. In a situation where a person’s immigration status is dependent on or interlinked with marriage, things can get complicated soon enough and add stress to an already stressful situation.

  • Both Me and My Spouse Are in the U.S. on Visas, Can We Get a Divorce Here?
      by HG.org

    Many people travel to the United States on visas every year. These are individuals who may plan to stay in the United States for a certain amount of time, such as when they are finished traveling or attending school, or they may be individuals who eventually have a plan to immigrate permanently to the United States. While they are in the country, they may decide to change their marital status.

  • How Expert Witnesses Are Tapped for Immigration Cases
      by HG.org

    Immigration cases are often complicated when there are multiple factors or enough elements to cause a success for either side to be uncertain. Various immigration issues stem from those seeking asylum in the United States when they cannot remain in their own country.

  • Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

    Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony provisions describes a crime or crimes in broad terms.

  • Types of Changes that Warrant Hiring a Business Lawyer
      by HG.org

    The changes for business are both big and small and may warrant the need for a hiring a business lawyer before long. These changes are due to new and different laws and regulations that are anticipated to affect companies throughout the country as time progresses into 2017.

  • U.S. Illegal Immigration and Considerations of Moving to Canada
      by HG.org

    Individuals who are currently in the United States without proper documentation may decide to move to Canada at some point. Knowing how a move of this nature can affect an immigrant can help an immigrant make a more informed decision.

  • 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.

  • What Is the Permanent Bar to U.S. Immigration Under Section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)?

    The “permanent bar of inadmissibility” is found in section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Although it is similar to the more common 3- and 10-year bars of inadmissibility, there are differences in how the permanent bar is triggered and the penalties proscribed.

  • Recapturing Priority Dates for Family-Sponsored Visas Through Automatic Conversion

    Under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), certain child beneficiaries of immigrant visa petitions filed by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) may continue to be considered a child after “aging out.” CPSA protection allows the child beneficiary to stay in the same preference category and retain his or her original priority date even after aging out. For many such beneficiaries, this can mean a positive difference of several years in procuring permanent residency in the U.S.


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