U.S Immigration: Citizenship for Children for Service Members

On September 3rd, three House Democrats introduced new legislation that would eliminate policy changes from the Trump administration that impact how service members pass U.S. citizenship to their children. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy that eliminated the guidelines that say children of U.S. military members and other federal workers abroad…

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Family Visas 101: Everything You Need To Know

United States citizens and lawful permanent residents, also known as green card holders, have the ability to sponsor a family member who lives abroad. Learn how to sponsor your relative’s family-based visa and help them gain entry into the country. Obtaining a Family-Based Visa Thousands of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents help their relatives…

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What Is Your Immigration Priority Date?

A “priority date” is a green card applicant’s place in line while their case is being processed by USCIS. If you recently applied for a green card or adjustment of status, you can find your priority date on Form I-797, Notice of Action. The waiting time depends on: The demand for & supply of immigrant…

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What If You Get Divorced From Your U.S. Sponsor?

The lawyers at Davis & Associates explain how getting divorced after receiving a green card can impact a person’s immigration status or their rights and obligations. Green card holders are usually unaffected by a divorce when they file another application or petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) if they are already a lawful…

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Detained Loved One

How to Find a Detained Loved One Online Every year, ICE detains hundreds of thousands of people via a network of public and private facilities. Throughout the United States (U.S.), ICE operates hundreds of detention centers. As of fiscal year (FY) 2015, ICE operated 638 centers, allowing the mass detention of immigrants facing court proceedings.…

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Affirmative and Defensive Asylum

Affirmative and Defensive Asylum: Learn the Differences Thousands of refugees across the world seek asylum each year. Asylum is a globally recognized form of government protection, and each person has a right to seek it in the country of their choosing. In the United States (U.S.), asylum rights and laws are governed by the Immigration…

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DACA Program

The Economic Benefits of the DACA Program Created in 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program benefits hundreds of thousands of youth in America. Often referred to as “Dreamers,” potential beneficiaries must meet and continue to adhere to strict standards and requirements. Membership in the program is not permanent and must be…

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Expert Immigration Lawyer

10 Ways an Expert Immigration Attorney Can Help The United States is a country of immigrants – it is a diverse melting pot of cultures and peoples. In fact, between 98-99% of US citizens are related to an immigrant. Despite the nation’s storied history and global roots, immigration continues to be a controversial issue amongst both…

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Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas Migrants

News Alert: US Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Migrants November 29, 2018 Over the holiday weekend, news broke of a clash between migrants and United States (US) border patrol agents. US personnel at the Tijuana border deployed tear gas against a group of migrants, including women and young children. For example, the nation saw…

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