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Common Immigration Lawyer Fees Explained

Common Immigration Lawyer Fees Explained

By Davis & Associates | Apr 14, 2022

Finding an experienced immigration lawyer is essential to achieving peace of mind and understanding your rights while you and your family reside in the United States. Professional, dedicated immigration lawyers work diligently to stay on top of all new immigration legislation that can impact the status of their clients. However, legal protection is not free. As with any job that people perform, payment is a reasonable expectation. So, what are common immigration lawyer fees? Start With A Free Consultation…

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Ukraine immigration to US

Options for Ukrainians Wishing to Immigrate to the United States

By Davis & Associates | Mar 10, 2022

Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine in this difficult time in world events. It may be news to many of us, but it’s real life to those affected and whose loved ones are impacted by the aggression. I personally have friends and many clients who are from Ukraine and our thoughts and prayers are with them and their friends and families. Situations like this are hugely impactful on people’s lives and cause…

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Can I Get a Green Card With a Criminal Record?

Can I Get a Green Card With a Criminal Record?

By Davis & Associates | Mar 1, 2022

If you have a criminal record, you can still get a green card. That means despite your record, you can become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. However, you must meet certain criteria – and so must your criminal record – and some aspects of your record may make you ineligible. This guide explains how to get a green card with a criminal record, who qualifies, and what criminal records make you inadmissible…

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Applying for the H-1B Visa - Davis & Associates

Applying for the H-1B Visa

By Davis & Associates | Jan 12, 2022

If you’re like many people, you’re interested in the H-1B visa – a nonimmigrant visa that lets people work in specialty occupations or perform services of exceptional merit and ability to the U.S. Department of Defense. This guide explains applying for the H-1B visa, the electronic registration process, and everything else you need to know if you’re interested in working in a specialty occupation, working on research and development projects with the Department of Defense,…

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The US Government to Require COVID Vaccine for Permanent Residence

The US Government to Require COVID Vaccine for Permanent Residence

By Davis & Associates | Oct 15, 2021

When someone is applying to become a permanent resident, the person must establish that they are “admissible” as defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212 (INA Section 212). For INA Section 212 purposes, admissible means legally eligible to be “admitted” to the US, such as on a visa. It also means eligible to become a permanent resident. Medical Requirements to Become a U.S. Permanent Resident One of the subsections of INA Section 212…

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Afghanistan Humanitarian Parole

Humanitarian Parole Now Available to Afghani Nationals

By Davis & Associates | Sep 15, 2021

We have watched the recent horrific and heart-wrenching news and images of desperate refugees fleeing from the Taliban in Afghanistan. This painful and distressing scene is amplified because family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, some currently in the morass of the U.S. immigration process, remain in Afghanistan today. Regrettably, the U.S. immigration system has failed to protect the families of our Afghani neighbors, but there is hope. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration…

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USCIS Filing Fees

Current USCIS Application Fees

By Davis & Associates | Sep 5, 2021

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services periodically adjusts its application fees. Often, fee changes take place at the beginning of the next fiscal year, which begins in October. However, that’s not always the case. Because these fees are subject to change, it’s best to check with the USCIS website to determine the current filing fees for any petition you want to file. Your Dallas immigration attorney can also help you determine the fees for…

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DACA

DACA in Jeopardy Again

By Davis & Associates | Jul 23, 2021

After 9 years of having the DACA program in place, a federal judge has chosen now as the right time to determine that when it was put in place 2 presidents ago, the rules were not properly followed in starting the program. Frankly, it’s inexplicable. If this were an issue, it should have come up at the time it was instituted, not now. That being said, it is what it is at this point, and…

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F1 Student Visa Change of Status

Significant Policy Shift for F-1 Change of Status Applications with USCIS

By Davis & Associates | Jul 20, 2021

Recently, USCIS announced a major change in policy related to applications to change status from any other immigration status to F-1 student status. Change of status is a technical process managed by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services agency of the Department of Homeland Security in which a person who came into the US on a visa for a certain immigration status seeks to change that status to another nonimmigrant status. One example of a…

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Administrative Closure - Texas Immigration Attorney

Deportation News: Administrative Closure Restored

By Davis & Associates | Jul 15, 2021

The US Attorney General has issued a decision restoring Administrative Closure as a tool for Immigration Judges to use in removal proceedings to effectively manage their dockets. With this decision, along with the recent memorandum restoring prosecutorial discretion to the ICE Office of the Chief Counsel, the deportation authorities again have the power to control the priorities of their caseloads and dockets. In the 2018 decision matter of Castro-Tum, the US Attorney General issued a…

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