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Immigration Basics

If you are hoping to come to the United States either temporarily or permanently, it is important to understand the basic steps involved in the immigration process. Knowing how the immigration system works can help streamline the application process and increase your chances of approval. The first step is determining which immigration benefits apply to […]

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Am I Eligible for A Green Card?

A green card, or Permanent Resident Card, offers the opportunity to live and work in the United States permanently. They are available to individuals who meet certain requirements and/or belong to a certain category. Because immigration guidelines and procedures seem to be in flux right now, you may have questions about your own eligibility. If […]

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New Bill Allows Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that gives immigrants without a formal legal status the ability to obtain a driver’s license in the state of New Jersey, making it the 14th state to do so, including the District of Columbia. This new law allows for two distinct types of licenses. The first type is compliant […]

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Top Immigration Developments in 2020

Immigration remains a consistent topic in American news feeds. In 2020, several key immigration issues and developments will continue to frame this highly discussed subject area. Each item will have short-term and long-term effects for documented immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and employers. H-1B Lottery Updates An H-1B visa allows a foreign employee to work for a […]

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House Passes Bill in Favor of Immigrant Farmworkers

Recently, the House passed a bill to streamline the H-2A process, making it easier for farmers across the country to hire foreign individuals to fill farm jobs. However, not everyone is on board with The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Those in favor feel it provides the workforce United States farmers need at a reasonable cost […]

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Increased Restrictions for H-1B Visas

The H-1B visa is granted to foreign-born individuals working in certain professions and meet specific academic and/or employment criteria. This temporary work visa offers the opportunity to live and work in the United States for up to three years with the possibility for renewal. Yet, with guidelines for H-1B approvals becoming more stringent, companies who […]

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How Can I Avoid Immigration Fraud?

Whether you are pursuing a visa to work or study in the United States or seeking a change in status, the immigration process can be confusing and overwhelming. This is especially true if English is not your native language. Unfortunately, because there are people who seek to take advantage of individuals at their most vulnerable, […]

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Can I Lose My United States Citizenship?

For individuals born in the United States, citizenship is a birthright than can never be revoked for any reason, as it is protected under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. For those born elsewhere and naturalized in the United States, citizenship is not commonly revoked, but it is also not permanently guaranteed. There are certain […]

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What is the Stop-Time Rule?

In early November, United States Supreme Court justices considered how to apply the stop-time rule, an immigration policy that ends the period of continuous presence in the United States that lawful permanent residents need to avoid removal. With the stop-time rule, regardless of how long they have been in the United States, green card holders […]

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What is Credible Fear?

Those that come to the United States do so for a variety of reasons, including to study, work, marry, or to escape dangerous circumstances in their homeland. Those who fear persecution in their country can seek a form of protection called asylum. Yet, not all applications for asylum are granted. United States immigration officers must […]

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