Garry Daivs | Immigration Attorney | Davis & Associates | Immigration Law

Who Enforces U.S. Immigration Law?

Perhaps it would make sense for the U.S. government to implement, regulate and enforce immigration law through one agency. Unfortunately, that is not the reality. Even though it is just one statute (Title 8 USC – The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)), multiple government agencies are involved in the process, often with concurrent jurisdiction and…

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Garry Daivs | Immigration Attorney | Davis & Associates | Immigration Law

What is the New I-601A?

Introduction and History of the I-601A There are situations in which a person with a US citizen or permanent resident relative can be sponsored for permanent residence but cannot obtain that permanent resident status here in the US. If a person who has been sponsored for permanent residence by a family member has lived in…

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Visa Immigration Law: An Alphabet Soup of Temporary Visas

What is a visa? When most people hear that word, they think it is a person’s permission to be in a country. Under U.S. immigration law, “visa” is a technical term that refers to a document stamped into a person’s passport that allows the person to seek admission into the United States for a specific…

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Garry Daivs | Immigration Attorney | Davis & Associates | Immigration Law

What is a Green Card? – Immigration Lawyer

The term green card is used frequently in the United States, but I often wonder how many people actually know what it means. Green card is a colloquialism for what is technically called lawful permanent resident or LPR status in U.S. immigration law. A person holding LPR status has the right to permanently reside in…

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