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  • Who Qualifies for Asylum in the U.S?

    April 13,2019

    You may have heard a lot of talk about asylum with the recent “refugee caravan” being discussed on the news seemingly around the clock. Asylum in the United States is intended for people who have fled their home countries and are afraid to return. There is a difference in seeking refugee status and asylum; if...

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  • Top Reasons Green Card Applications Are Denied

    April 12,2019

    You have a lot riding on your ability to get a green card, and unfortunately, recent changes in legislation have made green cards harder than ever to obtain. Moreover, immigration law and the nuances required to legally obtain a green card are nothing if not challenging. Navigating the legal immigration process is complicated and intimidating,...

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  • House Democrats Introduce Dream and Promise Act

    April 06,2019

    People with temporary immigration protection (TPS) and those living in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) should have a path to citizenship, says House Democrats. Such was the impetus for the early March filing of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, introduced by California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and co-authored...

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  • I’m Getting a Divorce, How Will My Green Card be Affected?

    April 05,2019

    Divorce is an exhaustingly stressful event in life, but the truth is that marriages sometimes fail. Divorce is emotionally harrowing, expensive, and yes, it can even cause problems with your immigration status if you are a green card holder. It is important for you to understand how divorce or marriage annulment can affect your immigration...

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  • 21 Savage’s ICE Arrest Shines Light on Routine Troubles for Immigrants

    March 30,2019

    Earlier this month, rapper 21 Savage, whose real name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE for overstaying his Visa, which expired in 2006. The rapper is now out on a $100,000 bond while he awaits trial and he knows there is a chance that he may be deported from the only country he...

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  • Supreme Court to Decide if 2020 Census Will Include Citizenship Question

    March 29,2019

    When you get your census this year, you may or may not have an additional question to answer, depending on how the United States Supreme Court rules on the question this spring. Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross decided to add a question to this year’s census asking whether or not members of the household are United...

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  • Deportation Is On The Rise

    March 23,2019

    There is no sugar coating that this administration has done its best to challenge the immigration system. In some ways, we need the challenge because the legislation for immigration needs an overhaul of change. However, until we fix the broken system we have all to work within the broken system. Who better than to have...

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  • New Green Card Rules Limit Legal Immigration

    March 22,2019

    It is no news that immigration law is beyond challenging. It is a field of law that is complicated and contradictory. Those who try to do things lawfully can sometimes end up doing thing illegally without intending to do so. Navigating the immigration legal field is like running through a paintball field without any armor...

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  • U.S. Immigration Policies May Encourage Child Marriages

    March 16,2019

    Under the United States Immigration and Nationality Act, there is no minimum marital age limitation when U.S. citizens seek spousal visas. In a report released by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, it seems that the lack of age limitation may be encouraging the exploitation of children as a way to...

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  • Trump Fails to Deliver on His Immigration Campaign Promise

    March 15,2019

    The five week government shutdown affected more people than the unpaid government employees; it also derailed the immigration court system that has yet to get fully back on track. The government shutdown halted immigration court proceedings for immigrants who were not in detention during the shutdown. Immigration hearings were cancelled during the shutdown and some...

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