Individuals who have entered the United States illegally (i.e., without inspection) are not eligible to adjust their status to permanent resident (i.e., a green card), even if they are eligible for an employer-sponsored visa.
Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens may be eligible for lawful permanent residence (i.e., a green card) through a family-based immigrant visa petition.
DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program the Obama administration implemented in 2012.
Domestic violence can have significant immigration consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. For the victim, domestic violence may be a basis for obtaining legal immigration status, such as through the U visa or the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petition
Driving while drunk and under the influence is a serious offense and can have significant immigration consequences for non-citizens.
Today, we are continuing our discussion we started with Newsletter # 5. In that newsletter, we discussed reasons clients use for failure to appear for their court hearings. We are addressing the language barrier and failure to inform the court of change of address issues.
The primary cause I see for clients receiving an order of deportation or removal is their inability to appear at their immigration court hearings or their lack of knowledge about it. Some clients don’t appear in court because they are afraid.
Selecting the right attorney or law firm to work with is very difficult and requires careful consideration of several factors. The first mistake clients make in choosing an attorney because of their title is a big mistake because not all lawyers are born equal.
The forgiveness application or application for “pardon” or what is legally called an “application for unlawful presence waiver” or I-601A waiver (see an image of the first page) is an application that makes it possible for you to remain in the U.S. during your green card process.