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Immigration Court Terms

Attending Immigration Court can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Understanding who the different parties are and what to expect at court helps to ease some anxiety. Below is a glossary of commonly used terms and phrases used at Immigration court. Asylum: Asylum is ...

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    • Aggravated Felonies: An Immigration Law Overview

      The term “ aggravated felony ” refers to a certain classification of crimes under federal or state law that has serious immigration consequences. No ...

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    • What is an "Aggravated Felony" and How Can it Impact My Immigration Case?

      All criminal activity can have a major impact on your immigration case, but none more so than aggravated felonies. US Citizenship and Immigration ...

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    • Appealing an Immigration Decision to the BIA

      It is tempting to feel deflated after an immigration judge denies your case. You may have had to walk out of a merits hearing empty-handed, but we ...

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    • How to Appeal An Immigration Judge's Decision

      If you receive an unfavorable decision by an immigration judge while in removal proceedings, you have the right to appeal that decision. The appeal is ...

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    • When to Appeal An Immigration Judge's Decision

      You have the right to appeal an immigration judge’s decision if you do not agree with the outcome. Normally, the appeal must be filed and received by ...

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    • Asylum for LGBTQ people

      Asylum is a form of humanitarian relief granted to refugees who apply for asylum from within the United States. Asylum may be granted to an individual ...

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    • Problems with Current Asylum Processing

      What is Asylum? Asylum is a form of lawful immigration for people who fear persecution in their country of origin. Their fear of persecution must be ...

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    • Appeal after Asylum

      What is the Process after an Asylum Application is Denied? Asylum denials rose drastically in 2018. If you or a loved one had an application for ...

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    • Rules for Deriving Citizenship

      What is Derivation of Citizenship? Derivation of citizenship applies to children who are lawful permanent residents, who are under the statutory age, ...

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    • Acquiring and Deriving Citizenship

      Besides naturalization , there are three ways that a child can obtain citizenship: birth in the United States, Acquisition of Citizenship, and ...

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    • Acquisition of Citizenship Rules

      Determining acquisition of citizenship is a four-step process: (1) determine if the parents were married or not (in wedlock or out of wedlock), (2) ...

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    • The Form N-400 and It's Pitfalls

      The N-400, Application for Naturalization is used by lawful permanent residents who would like to apply for U.S. citizenship. This form is filed with ...

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    • The N-400 Selective Service Requirement Demystified

      What is the Selective Service? The selective service system registers adult males for a potential, future draft into the U.S. military. Nearly all ...

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    • Application Pending Longer than the Published Processing Times?

      You’ve filed an application for benefits, had your biometrics (fingerprints) taken, and now you are awaiting a decision. Waiting is one of the most ...

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    • DACA Deadline Passes, Participants Face Uncertainty

      Back in the fall of 2017, the Trump administration set the arbitrary deadline of March 5, 2018, as the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood ...

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    • District Court Rejects Legal Challenge to Trump's Authority to Terminate DACA

      A Maryland federal district court judge has rejected a legal challenge by CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group, to Trump’s executive order ...

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    • U.S. Government Sitting on More Than 20,000 DACA Applications

      Back in September, 2017, when Trump announced that he intended to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program , thousands of ...

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    • Chipping Away at the Defense of Marriage Act & Immigration Rights for All

      Both the federal government and individual states have the right to pass laws, which are sometimes in conflict with each other, making the ...

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    • I-601a

      The I-601a, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, is used provisionally to waive the three and ten-year bar grounds of inadmissibility. It may be ...

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    • K-1 Visa vs. Consular Processing as a Married Couple

      If you are a United States Citizen, your fiancé is living abroad, and you’d like to bring them to the United States, generally speaking, you have two ...

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    • Child Status Protection Act

      Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, a child is a person, who is under 21, unmarried, and who: Was born in wedlock; Is a step-child, so long as ...

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    • Cross-Chargeability

      Generally speaking, there are two types of family-based immigrant visas-Immediate Relative petitions and Preference Category Petitions. Immediate ...

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    • Grounds of Inadmissibility

      What Are the Grounds of Inadmissibility? When someone wants to enter the United States as a green card holder, or on a non-immigrant visa (example: ...

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    • I-751 Waivers of the Joint Filing Requirement

      Conditional residency is granted to people who obtained their residency through marriage, and at the time the residency was approved, the marriage was ...

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    • Conditional Residency & the I-751

      To Whom Does Conditional Residency Apply? Conditional Residency ONLY applies to situations where an individual obtains their green card through ...

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    • How Do I Remove Conditions on My Green Card?

      In some circumstances, you may be eligible to receive only a two-year green card, which means that you have conditional residence. One of the most ...

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    • What if the Petitioner Dies?

      Widowers The widower of a United States citizen (USC) can still obtain lawful permanent residency even after the death of their spouse. To qualify for ...

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    • What is Parole & Why is it Important?

      Parole, under U.S. immigration law, gives the Department of Homeland Security authority to let someone into the United States temporarily. You can be ...

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    • Current State of Immigration Detention

      What is Immigration Detention & the General State of Immigrant Detention? The U.S. government may detain an individual who is currently in immigration ...

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    • Motion to Reopen Your Immigration Court Case

      If you are in removal proceedings and the immigration judge issues an order of removal in your case, you have one opportunity to file a Motion to ...

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    • What is the Difference Between a Motion to Reopen and a Motion to Reconsider?

      Motions to reopen and motions to reconsider are common motions that an immigration lawyer can file with the immigration court during your deportation ...

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    • What is the New Public Charge Rule?

      What is the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility? Grounds of Inadmissibility are a concept found in immigration law. If an applicant for an ...

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    • Be Cautious with Your Driver's License

      Undocumented immigrants in California are able to obtain a valid driver’s license known as the AB 60. You obtain the license through the California ...

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    • What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated In Detention

      If you are detained in immigration detention, you have certain rights that must be upheld by the facility’s officers and staff members. Unfortunately, ...

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    • What is the New Public Charge Rule?

      What is the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility? Grounds of Inadmissibility are a concept found in immigration law. If an applicant for an ...

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    • Child Status Protection Act

      Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, a child is a person, who is under 21, unmarried, and who: Was born in wedlock; Is a step-child, so long as ...

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    • Immigration Raids in Mississippi

      On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) raided seven poultry plants in and around Jackson & Morton, Mississippi. ...

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    • Immigration Law for Social Workers Workshop

      How can social workers form a partnership with attorneys to get results? How can mental health professionals best add value to an immigration case? ...

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    • Exciting Announcement: What's New at Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C.

      Dear Allies and Community: We have some important news to share with you! Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. has opened its second office in downtown ...

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    • Glossary of Key Immigration Terms and Concepts

      Immigration law is a body of complex concepts, words, and phrases. Below is a list of commonly used words and phrases, simplified into understandable ...

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    • Naturalization and Good Moral Character

      Naturalization is a way for lawful permanent residents to become United States citizens. One of the basic requirements for a naturalization applicant ...

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    • Humanitarian Parole

      Parole is a term of art used in immigration law and is a way for the U.S. government to let someone into the United States temporarily, without ...

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    • Immigration Court Terms

      Attending Immigration Court can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Understanding who the different parties are and what to expect at court ...

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    • Glossary of Key Immigration Terms and Concepts

      Immigration law is a body of complex concepts, words, and phrases. Below is a list of commonly used words and phrases, simplified into understandable ...

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    • What is the New Public Charge Rule?

      What is the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility? Grounds of Inadmissibility are a concept found in immigration law. If an applicant for an ...

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    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

      Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) (also known as Special Immigrant Juveniles) is a special status for minors who have been abused, abandoned, ...

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    • Key Differences Between a U-visa & a T-Visa

      The U visa and T visa are both forms of humanitarian relief under U.S. immigration law and are both available for people who have been victims of ...

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    • Basics of the T-Visa

      The T-visa is for immigrants who have been victims of severe human trafficking. Trafficking includes both sex and labor trafficking. Only 5,000 ...

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    • U-Visa Adjustment of Status

      The U-visa is a visa for people who have been victims of certain crimes, suffered substantial physical or emotional harm from the incident(s), and who ...

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    • VAWA Waivers

      The Violence against Women Act provides a way for people who have been abused by their lawfully resident spouse, parent, or child, to apply for a ...

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    • Should I apply for a U-Visa or VAWA?

      The U-visa and VAWA have many similarities. Which one is appropriate for your situation involves complex legal analysis, and your case should be ...

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    • VAWA Basics

      In family-based immigration cases, the green card process typically begins with a family member petitioning for another family member. Under the ...

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    • Key Differences Between a U-visa & a T-Visa

      The U visa and T visa are both forms of humanitarian relief under U.S. immigration law and are both available for people who have been victims of ...

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    • Basics of the T-Visa

      The T-visa is for immigrants who have been victims of severe human trafficking. Trafficking includes both sex and labor trafficking. Only 5,000 ...

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    • TN Visas

      The TN visa is a visa available for Canadian and Mexican nationals who wish to come to the U.S., temporarily, to “engage in business activities at a ...

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