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How to Hire a Lawyer for a Deportation Hearing

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Unlike criminal defendants who face felony charges or in some jurisdictions persons who face either felony or misdemeanor charges, a non-US citizen facing deportation is not entitled to representation. You will need a deportation lawyer when facing a charge to be removable as you...
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Qualifying for Obama’s Immigration Plan

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Many opponents of President Obama’s executive action regarding immigration reform are Republican lawmakers who seem to resist any action or proposals put forth by this president. According to the president, his actions are in response to non-action by Congress, especially the...
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What Obama’s Immigration Plan Means for You

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On November 20, 2014, President Obama unveiled a major executive action on immigration policy, offering temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, along with an indefinite reprieve from deportation. What is an Executive Order? Executive actions are any informal...
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Get a Green Card Through Marriage

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Obtaining US citizenship, or permanent residence status, is the goal of many immigrants who come to the US legally or illegally. Acquiring the green card, or permanent residence card, is the first step in eventually gaining US citizenship but these can be very difficult to...
Why Would an Undocumented Child Need a Lawyer?

Why Would an Undocumented Child Need a Lawyer?

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Much has been written and commented upon regarding the issue of children born to undocumented immigrants or those who are in the US illegally. For children born in the US, however, regardless of their status or that of their parents, they are considered US citizens pursuant to...
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Permanent US Residency through Marriage

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One of the most sought after immigration visas is the permanent resident status via a permanent resident card, also known as a green card. Among the most common ways an immigrant can get a green card is through marriage to a US Citizen or permanent resident. To promote family...
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What Obama’s Immigration Plan Means for You

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On November 20, 2014, President Obama unveiled a major executive action on immigration policy, offering temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, along with an indefinite reprieve from deportation. What is an Executive Order? Executive actions are any informal...
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Find Immigration Help in Your Community

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) In addition to information and services through the USCIS website and by phone, the USCIS has several different kinds of offices that provide specialized services. Application Support Centers provide fingerprinting and...
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Form N-400

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For most individuals seeking naturalization, the main form to use is the N-400, which can be obtained either online from the US Citizenship and Naturalization (USCIS) website or from any immigration advocacy group or immigration law office. Before filling out the form, there is a...
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What is a Green Card and Who is Allowed to Get One?

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A Green Card is an authorization or proof of your lawful status in the US and allows you to work and receive state and federal benefits though you are not allowed to vote or exercise any other rights reserved for those with American citizenship. There are a number of ways that...