Immigration articles include adjustment of status, family petitions, work visas, and deportation defense.

What You Should Know about USCIS Form I-130

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If you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you may be able to help your relative immigrate here.  First of all, you need to know who the USCIS is (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) because you will be working quite a bit with this institution for quite some time. The form […]

Facts About Undocumented Workers’ Rights

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It has been said some American industries would come to a standstill if it wasn’t for undocumented workers. The estimated 11.3 million individuals come from mostly Mexico, but also from other South American countries, and they are are in many critically important jobs throughout the country. With that said, one might wonder if these workers […]

Justice Department Supports Ending DACA

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DACA is facing a serious threat. Many people are unaware of the fact that there was a Texas-led lawsuit against the current administration on May 1 to end the program. Support of this lawsuit comes from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, West Virginia, and governors from Maine and Mississippi. The claim was presented by […]

Why Was My U.S. Visa Denied?

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Why Was My U.S. Visa Denied?   Consular officers aren’t required to properly explain why you are refused, and they aren’t even required to tell you what you can do about it. The truth is that they are pretty much the only ones with the authority to shut you down unless you are able to […]

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Legal Immigration + Legal Marijuana = Illegal Activity?

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services maintains broad authority to limit entry of foreigners into the United States, possessing full licence and a strong might to bar migrants entry into the country if the foreign citizen has committed a recognized crime–including infractions or petty misdemeanors as miniscule as a one-time speeding ticket, public intoxication, or failing […]

Damaged in Shipment: The Bankable Business of Human Smuggling

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The Manus Regional Processing Center at Lombrum Naval Base, an offshore detention complex formerly administered by private contractors, housed more than 600 asylum-seekers. Last Thursday–November 2nd, 2017–the camp was shut down. With its closing came a humanitarian crisis, as the refugees and asylum seekers who had taken sanctuary there–all men from countries including Afghanistan, Iran, […]

What is the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program?

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Under the motto e pluribus unum (from many, one), U.S. presidents frequently remind Americans that they share the immigrant experience of starting fresh in the land of opportunity. Yet, as migration demographic concentrations faced noticeable shifts in the latter half of the 1900s, America’s open-armed values began to decay. By the end of the 20th […]