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In the News: Are Eligible Young Immigrants Being Denied Asylum Due to Age?

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In the News: Recent reports indicate that the current administration has been rejecting lawful residence status applications; a startling number of immigrant youth are receiving denials. Many of the immigrant youth denied entry left their countries to escape abusive situations. Why are the status applications being denied? The  U.S. government denied the applications based on the belief that …


Family-Based Immigration: Options When Adjustment of Status is Denied

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Did you fill out Form I-485 to apply for a green card within the United States, to request an adjustment of status? If you are an immigrant to the United States of America and the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) denies your adjustment of status application (to Permanent Resident), you still have options.

Attempt to Avoid a Denial:


What are the Requirements for Obtaining a Family-Based Visa?

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) can petition for the immigration of a family member. While reuniting citizens and green card holders with overseas family members is an essential goal of U.S. immigration law, only specific family members are eligible for family-based immigration.

Every relation of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident does not qualify for a U.S. green card. According to …


What Are the Consequences of Deportation?

Coming back to the United States after you are deported is difficult and complicated, but it is possible. Reentry procedures after a foreign national is deported from the U.S. will vary depending on why the individual was deported, the number of violations, etc. Individuals planning to apply for reentry will need to have a solid basis for their application, which would mean wading through eligibility


In the News: TPS Extension Affects Foreign Nationals from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan

On Friday, March 1, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the automatic extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) documentation for beneficiaries under the TPS designations for Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, and El Salvador through January 2, 2020. The extension applies to TPS-related EADs (Employment Authorization Documents), Forms I-797, Notice of Action (Approval Notice), and Forms I-94 Arrival/Departure Record from TPS beneficiaries from designated countries. All …


Family Based Immigration: How Does a US Citizen Sponsor a Relative?

Citizens of the United States or permanent residents (green card holders) who have family members that live outside of the United States can file petitions to assist them in immigrating. The U.S. policy goal of family reunification supports the process.

For those wishing to sponsor a relative who does not already live in the United States, the process starts with a green card. The application …

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