Green Card Laws

Lawyers Guide

The process of obtaining a green card can be quite vigorous and complicated. Individuals who are pursuing this permanent resident status may be turned away if they have been convicted of a crime or are believed to be in a fake marriage. Learn more about how to obtain and keep permanent resident status in the United States.

  • ContentGreen Card Marriage Interview in the U.S. - Common Questions

    The process of a green card marriage may lead to several interviews with the immigration authorities where the couple may fall under suspicion of a false relationship or a fake marriage. However, preparation and follow-through with an awareness of what common questions that may arise helps the couple demonstrate the legitimacy of the relationship.

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  • ContentIs There a Difference between a Visa and a Green Card

    You must learn about the differences between a green card and a visa before you apply for any of the two. A lot of people seem to believe that a visa and a green card refer to the same thing. However, a visa and a green card are indeed different from each other. Each has its own purpose and eligibility requirements.

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  • ContentU.S. Green Card Lottery - Selection and Appeals Process

    The Visa selection and appeals process is in place for foreign citizens to become temporary and permanent residents and citizens of the United States. When the selection passes a person over or the Visa procedure does not accept someone for permanent residency, it is possible through the appeals process to change the outcome.

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  • ContentVoter Registration: A Trap for Green Card Holders

    It happens more often than you might think and something to watch out for during this election year – a permanent resident’s name somehow appears on a voter registration list, and then he is denied citizenship and sometimes even deported.

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  • ContentCan 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.

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  • ContentCan I Take the Bar Exam If I Am not a Citizen?

    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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