One question that frequently arises for immigrants is the distinction between being a citizen and a permanent resident (otherwise known as having a green card). Although both citizens and green card holders have the legal right to live in the United States, the two commonly referred-to legal terms carry very different meanings. Citizenship Being born… Read more.
On July 29, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security implemented changes to the original provisional waiver rule. The changes impact millions of undocumented immigrants who seek legal permanent residency, and promote family unity by reducing the time that eligible individuals are separated from their families while they complete immigration processing abroad. The New 601A Provisional… Read more.
Being detained, regardless of the circumstance, is never fun and almost always a bit nerve-racking. Being detained when you’re a non-citizen only serves to increase the fear and uncertainty. If someone you love has been detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he or she may be eligible for immigration bond. Many detainees… Read more.
When it comes to hiring an attorney, we understand your doubt. Lawyers don’t exactly have the most encouraging reputations (we’ve heard the lawyer jokes!) and cost is often a big factor for those with legal troubles. If you have immigration issues, you may also have additional concerns about exposing your immigration status and being turned… Read more.
As the spouse of an undocumented immigrant, worry and concern are most likely a constant and unwelcome presence in your life. What will happen to the kids and me if my spouse gets deported? What if my spouse has to hide forever? Can we survive if my spouse can’t ever get a decent job? Questions… Read more.