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5 Things That Can Hurt Your Immigration Petition Odds

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Whether you are seeking a new or renewed visa, permanent residency via a green card, or citizenship through the naturalization process, there are a number of actions and inactions which can do serious damage to your chances of obtaining your immigration goals. You might not even...
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Preparing For an Interview in a Marriage-Based I-130 Green Card Application

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One of the most common ways for persons to apply for a green card (permanent residency status) in the U.S. is through marriage to an American citizen. The U.S. government does seek to provide green cards to those who are lawfully married to U.S. citizens, and a valid marriage is...
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Getting a Student Visa to Study in Los Angeles / Southern California

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Southern California, and Los Angeles in particular, is home to some of the finest colleges and universities in the world, including UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Fullerton, and Occidental College, just to name a few. Students flock from all...

Getting a K-1 Fiancé Visa For a Non-Citizen You Intend to Marry

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If you intend to marry a person who is not an American citizen and who is currently living abroad, and you intend to marry that person in the United States, you may need to obtain a visa simply to get that person inside the United States so that the wedding can occur. While your...
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Proposed Bill Would Prohibit Landlords From Threatening to Report Undocumented Tenants

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California is home to over 2 million undocumented immigrants, and many of them live in apartments managed by landlords. Some landlords have used their tenant’s undocumented status as leverage in seeking to, among other things, get them to move out of rent-controlled apartments....
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The Immigration Process

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Anyone following the news knows that making sure your immigration status is secure and protected is vital to your livelihood and that of your family, and that has never been more true than right now. With various political forces pledging to increase enforcement of immigration...
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Questions on Melania Trump’s Immigration History Raise Importance of Visas

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In the past week, the New York Post published nude photos that would-be First Lady Melania Trump posed for in New York over 20 years ago for the January 1996 issue of a French magazine. The photos, which unsurprisingly garnered widespread attention, may have been intended to...
Five Immigration Law Resources

Five Immigration Law Resources

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   What should you know about immigration? Many immigrants looking to complete the citizenship process actually have little knowledge about what immigration actually is in the United States. Gaining education and knowledge on what the process is, and how it works in the United...
Will Getting Divorced Revoke My Green Card?

Will Getting Divorced Revoke My Green Card?

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If your US residency status was the result of a marriage, then once your divorce is final, you also must deal with the additional concerns related to your green card status. You are certainly not alone in this concern. First of all, don’t worry: The status of your green card does...
5 Things An Immigration Attorney Can Do to Help You

5 Things An Immigration Attorney Can Do to Help You

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   Avoid the long waits. One of the biggest complaints of those going through the immigration process is the incredibly long wait times for each step of the process. Some immigrants who have applied for green cards have waited five or more years for the process to be completed....