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Temporary Protected Status

Are you living and working in the U.S. but fear being placed in removal proceedings because of an expired visa? Is your home country currently under a state of emergency? If you answered yes to both questions, you may be eligible to receive a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for the duration of your home […]

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Supreme Court May Decide Future of DACA

In 2012, then President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to protect individuals who were brought to the United States as children without having gone through the proper immigration channels. It was a move used to give law-abiding citizens who came to this country unwittingly the chance to live and work […]

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Immigrants Promised Citizenship Being Discharged From U.S. Army

For many immigrants, the military is a rewarding and meaningful path to citizenship. Through a special program issued by the Defense Department, upwards of 5,000 immigrants were recruited into the Army and other branches of the military with the promise of citizenship. Yet for an estimated 40 United States reservists and active duty personnel, that […]

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ICE Restarting Deportation Cases

Thousands of deportation cases are back up for review, according to the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. Immigration judges previously suspended the cases indefinitely, many of which were deemed low priority. In total, more than 355,000 cases that were suspended indefinitely or administratively closed may now be restarted. Increasing Number of Deportation […]

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What to Know When Facing Deportation

The topic of deportation has been in the news a great deal recently. Images of parents and children separated from each other as they face removal are hard to ignore. So what happens when the threat of removal is closer to home? Who can be deported and how does the process work? Know your rights […]

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Travel Ban Impact on Immigrant Students

Last year, the President placed a travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries in what he claims is an effort to protect the United States. The decision was backed by the Supreme Court. The specific bans vary by country and most allow for case-by-case exemptions. However, immigrant students are still feeling the pinch of limited access […]

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O-1 Visa Basics

The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is designated for individuals possessing extraordinary talent or achievement in athletics, art, business, education, science or television and motion pictures. The O nonimmigrant classification includes categories for individuals who demonstrate these talents and achievements and those who accompany them to assist them in their skill or profession in some essential way. […]

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Can Your Citizenship Be Taken Away?

The United States government began looking into fraudulent naturalization cases over 10 years ago, and in 2016, found that 315,000 fingerprint records had not been uploaded to a Department of Homeland Security database. This database is used to verify immigrants’ identities when they enter the country. The findings indicated that at least 800 immigrants that […]

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What is the E-Verify System?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created an on-line employment eligibility verification system, “E-Verify,” to assistance employers with confirming the legal status of workers. This includes a website accessible to employers, employees and the general public who wish to obtain electronic information on employment eligibility verification. Employers who enroll in E-Verify can access the […]

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Foreign Adoptees Discover They are not Citizens

For nearly 50,000 adult adoptees in the United States, America is the only home they have ever known. Adopted as babies, infants, and toddlers, most have no memory of their homeland. Many of these adoptees fully believed they were American citizens, only to find out later their parents had not completed the proper paperwork for […]

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