Freedom for Immigrants Hotline

Is a loved one detained? The Freedom for Immigrants Hotline is a phone call that can help. People in detention centers have a limited ability to communicate with family members. Detainees are entitled to one free phone call when they are first detained. They are charged for additional phone calls and the rates are limited … Continue reading “Freedom for Immigrants Hotline”

Granting Powers of Attorney: How to Protect Your Assets if You are Facing Deportation

It can be distressing on many levels to find out you or a loved one might be deported and can bring up a multitude of concerns for how your loved ones will handle day to day affairs if you are detained or have to leave the country. Individuals who feel they are at high risk … Continue reading “Granting Powers of Attorney: How to Protect Your Assets if You are Facing Deportation”

The Current State of Expanded DACA and DAPA

Recognizing the need for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to focus their time and energy on true threats to national security, as opposed to low-priority individuals who were simply brought to the US illegally as children, the Obama administration has made several attempts to institute a number policies regarding certain groups of innocuous undocumented … Continue reading “The Current State of Expanded DACA and DAPA”

Do I Qualify for Adjustment of Status?

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an individual who is residing in the U.S. can change his or her immigration status from “nonimmigrant” or “parolee” to “immigrant” in certain circumstances. In other words, an individual who originally was in the U.S. on only a temporary basis may be eligible to convert his or her … Continue reading “Do I Qualify for Adjustment of Status?”

The Naturalization Test

There are a wealth of benefits inherent in US citizenship, such as voting rights, eligibility for government jobs or public office, and the ability to petition to bring family members to the US permanently, but the process of becoming a naturalized US citizen is certainly not easy. First, you must fulfill strict eligibility requirements to … Continue reading “The Naturalization Test”

Understanding Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Whereas asylum and refugee status are forms of humanitarian immigration relief for individuals and their families when they are in danger of persecution, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of relief that is country-specific based on harmful conditions in that country that would be dangerous for anyone–not just an individual or particular persecuted group. … Continue reading “Understanding Temporary Protected Status (TPS)”

Immigration and Marriage: A Brief Guide to the US Fiancé(e) Visa

Few things are more exciting in the lives of young couples than getting engaged. Finding the person to whom you want to commit the rest of your life is a beautiful thing, but those feelings of exaltation can quickly be replaced with frustration, fear, and uncertainty if your loved one is forced to struggle with … Continue reading “Immigration and Marriage: A Brief Guide to the US Fiancé(e) Visa”

Understanding Refugee Security Screening

The past few years have seen an increasingly volatile global social, economic, and political climate fraught with several civil wars, the rise of deadly terror groups, and a significant amount of unrest and violence that has led to refugees fleeing their homelands in numbers not seen since World War II. In a post-9/11 America, national … Continue reading “Understanding Refugee Security Screening”

Understanding Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings

Even if you are not a citizen of the United States, you still have rights in this country that are protected by the Constitution as well as other laws and statutes like the Immigration and Nationality Act. Unfortunately, all too often federal immigration officers will disregard these rights in dealing with noncitizens, particularly with regard … Continue reading “Understanding Motions to Suppress in Removal Proceedings”

Immigration Basics: Five Ways to Avoid Trouble with the USCIS

There are many different reasons why you may have to work with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It could be when applying for a visa or a green card, or even when going through a deportation case. Unfortunately, the USCIS can be difficult to work with. Even small issues can cause significant delays … Continue reading “Immigration Basics: Five Ways to Avoid Trouble with the USCIS”

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