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I-601 And I-601A "Provisional" Hardship Waivers For Relatives With Unlawful Presence In The U.S.

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Newsletter Some families have heard that their relative is barred from the United States due to prior unlawful presence, and needs a waiver to obtain a family green card. The unlawful presence waiver is ne… Read More
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Can My U.S. Citizen Child…

Can My U.S. Citizen Child Help Me?

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Newsletter This is a common question, here are the scenarios where your U.S. citizen child might help you get a green card (permanent residency) if you are in the U.S. unlawfully. If you are outside the Un… Read More
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Adjustment of Status: Wai…

Adjustment of Status: Waiting Inside the United States for your Green Card Interview

This article originally appeared in our 2016 Newsletter Getting your green card is a two-step process: Step One is an “Immigrant Visa” petition, which declares the category for your green card (usually Family or Employment–More information… Read More
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Trump Extends Ban on Cert…

Trump Extends Ban on Certain Green Cards/Visas (June 22, 2020 Proclamation)

By Susan E. Hill On June 22, 2020 President Trump extended his previous ban (April 22, 2020) and also added in certain temporary visas. The ban is effective immediately until December 31, 2020, for the following categories: Green cards Only applies t… Read More
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The New Public Charge Rul…

The New Public Charge Rules

By Susan E. Hill On August 14, 2019 DHS published its final rule on “public charge,” increasing its scrutiny of the financial status of most people seeking lawful status from inside the U.S. Here is the important information: What is “public ch… Read More
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When USCIS Is Wrong And I…

When USCIS Is Wrong And Insists Your Case Belongs In Immigration Court

By Alary E. Piibe What’s a person to do when they qualify for a green card but USCIS tells them to file it with the wrong agency? One recent client’s case is a prime example of the nightmarish tangle when a person is caught between USCIS and Immi… Read More
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Marijuana  Use—Even Leg…

Marijuana Use—Even Legally – Can Cause Immigration Problems

By Susan E. Hill In this age of growing acceptance for marijuana use, be aware that the U.S. federal government does not share the tolerance. Marijuana use can devastate an immigration case, even if it was used lawfully under another country’s laws… Read More
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If Judge Roy Moore of Alabama were not born in the U.S., would he be denied U.S. citizenship based upon the sexual abuse allegations against him? The answer will surprise you.

By Alary E. Piibe Former state judge Roy Moore is the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate for the state of Alabama. With the Alabama special Senate election only days away, a number of women have come forward with stories of how Moore forced himself… Read More
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Marrying a U.S. Citizen:…

Marrying a U.S. Citizen: Fiancé Visa (K-1/K-3) or Apply for Green Card?

When marrying a U.S. citizen, the question usually arises during the wedding plans: Should we get a fiancé visa or apply for a green card instead? The answer depends on your timeline and your goals. But for those who have flexibility, right now it s… Read More
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Expanded 601A Provisional Waivers are Finally Here!

Effective today, August 29, 2016, the 601A Provisional Waiver is expanded to cover many more immigrants! This waiver is a great convenience and it eliminates the need to spend lengthy time outside the United States. It is for people who must return t… Read More
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