Pros and Cons About Green Cards

Obtaining A Green Card In The Unites States A green card enables many immigrants to begin their journey to full United States citizenship. Highly-sought after green cards grant their holders lawful permanent residency in the U.S. While green card holders are not citizens, they may live and work in the country indefinitely. Learn about some…

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4 Ways to Get a Green Card Through Marriage | Texas Immigration Attorney | Davis & Associates

There are four ways to obtain a green card through marriage, but many people aren’t aware of what they are. Remember, if you are attempting to apply for a green card marriage, you must exercise your options in good faith – you must be in a genuine relationship. The four most common paths for non-U.S.…

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Everything You Need To Know About Green Cards

Getting a green card is an essential step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. If you want to take the path to citizenship, or even if you simply want a green card without eventually gaining citizenship, here’s everything you need to know about forms, supporting documents, the green card timeline and how the process works. What…

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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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3 Ways to Gain Green Card Sponsorship Davis & Associates

Responsibilities of Green Card Sponsorship Gaining Green Card sponsorship for permanent residency in the United States is an important goal for many foreign-born individuals and families. Green Card status is a significant step toward achieving eventual U.S. citizenship. In nearly every situation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) requires that immigrants seeking permanent…

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Immigration Adjustment Status | Dallas Immigration Lawyer | Davis & Associates

Adjustment of Status Adjustment of Status is a request by a non-US Citizen, currently within the United States, to become a lawful permanent resident. Approval of an application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is required to attain an Adjustment of Status to legally remain in the country under a different, more permanent…

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What is Consular Processing | Davis & Associates

If you are not currently in the United States and, therefore, not qualified to apply for an Adjustment of Status, an Immigrant Visa application presented to the U.S. Consulate in your location is the best course of action. An approved visa petition with a current priority date is needed to start the process. National Visa…

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

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

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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