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- 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.
- How to Apply for Asylum and Withholding of Removal
Asylum, statutory withholding of removal, and withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) are three distinct forms of immigration relief.
- DUI Consequences and Immigration
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
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.
- Filling Out Form I-589 Application for Asylum in the United States
In order to file for asylum and/or withholding of removal, an applicant must file the Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal.
- About the J-1 Visa Program for Exchange Visitors
The J-1 visa program enables foreign nationals to come to the U.S. to study, teach, conduct research or receive training for up to several years. The J-1 visa program is administered by the U.S. Department of State, which designates public and private entities to serve as sponsors for J-1 visa applicants.
- Denaturalization in the United States
Denaturalization is the process by which a U.S. citizen loses his or her citizenship.
- What Is Withholding of Removal Status?
Withholding of removal is a form of relief from removal that prevents an alien against whom a final order of removal has been entered from being removed to a specific country.
- How Can I Immigrate to the United States through an EB-5 Investment Visa?
Many people believe that the only way to get access to residency in the United States is by getting a “green card”, but that is not so. For example, there is a program that gives foreign investors the possibility to obtain a residence permit when investing in the United States.