Seeking Asylum: What You Need To Know


Are you a citizen of another country who is seeking asylum in the United States? If so, you should know as much as possible about this lengthy, sometimes complex, process before starting. This article examines some of the most salient facts about being granted asylum in the U.S. Asylum and Refugee  Asylum status and refugee status often need clarification. Asylum applies to those in this country without legal residency who want to stay in the U.

12 April 2023

Your Sponsor's Criminal History Could Affect Your Immigration Application


Someone coming to the U.S. and applying for a visa needs to have some sort of sponsor, the person or organization that will be responsible for the immigrant. In cases of employment, the employing company would essentially take on that role, and in cases of family immigration, a spouse, fiance, or family member would take on that role. One of the issues with immigration applications is that any criminal history, even minor offenses, can be difficult to get past.

11 October 2022

3 Crimes That Make You Deportable


Suppose you hold a permanent resident green card or are a non-US citizen living on an immigrant visa. In that case, criminal charges can jeopardize your lawful immigration status and result in deportation. You can only escape deportation if you attain U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Not all crimes make you deportable, though.  Below is a roundup of deportable offenses that you should watch out for.  Drug Offenses If convicted of controlled substance offenses, immigration officials can initiate a removal process.

3 February 2022

Prepare For Citizenship With These Pointers


Regardless of your country of origin, you may have decided that you want to make the United States your permanent home. You may only be vaguely aware of what it will take for you to become a naturalized citizen; you'll need to adhere to these immigration pointers if you're ready for the journey toward being a citizen. Start Now Many people put off the paperwork and the calls required to be a naturalized citizen.

14 July 2021

Retaining an Experienced Removal Attorney to Represent Your Case


When you have been targeted for deportation, you want to do everything in your power to stay here. You do not want to risk being sent back home, particularly for something that may not necessarily merit being deported.  Instead of taking your chances in court, you can do all that you legally can to defend yourself. You can benefit by hiring a removal attorney to represent you.  1. Arguing Your Case to Remain

25 February 2021

What To Know About The Diversity Visa Program


If you have the right qualifications and wish to immigrate to the U.S., the Diversity Visa program might be right for you. This program grants permanent visas (also known as green cards) to 55,000 people each year. While that number has been lowered to 50,000 – temporarily – the program still represents a valuable opportunity for those that meet the guidelines to enter the U.S. legally. Read on to find out more about this program.

14 March 2019

What To Do When Your TPS Status Ends


The United States has a history of offering refuge for citizens from countries experiencing turmoil. Where serious natural disasters, political upheaval, or civil war have created unsafe conditions in a foreign country, the citizens of that country can receive temporary protected status (TPS) from the U.S. government. TPS is not designed to last forever, so you must have a plan in place if you want to remain in the United States once your TPS status ends.

12 August 2018

Would Your Spouse Be Blocked From Re-Entering The U.S. Due To An Unlawful Presence?


Immigration laws are not always set up to keep families together. If you are trying to adjust the status of your spouse to permanent resident, he or she might have to go back to their birth country for a consular interview. However, if they have been here unlawfully, whether they came here without documentation or their visa has expired, they may be blocked from coming back into the U.S. for three or ten years.

13 December 2016

Beyond Family: 4 Ways to Get a Green Card without a US Citizen Relative


Do you want to immigrate to the United States? Your best path may be with a green card, which allows you to live in the United States as a permanent resident and eventually become a citizen. For many people, the easiest route to a green card is through a relative who is a United States citizens. Spouses and immediate family members of citizens are given first priority for green cards. Extended family members get secondary priority.

24 June 2015

Types Of Removal For Illegal Immigrants


Even though you are not an American citizen, you are still afforded certain rights. One of those is that you cannot be removed from the country, even if your immigration status is illegal, unless you undergo a certain legal process. However, there are some instances in which the government decides to forego the usual legal steps required and have you deported. Expedited Removal Whether or not the government can use an expedited removal to deport you depends on how you gained entry into the country.

9 June 2015