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What you need to know about Asylum

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The first thing you may be wondering is, what is the difference between a refugee and a person seeking asylum?
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| Categories: Immigration | Tags: asylum, refugee, greencard, oneyear | View Count: (492)
Congratulations, you are engaged or married! And you may be wondering if you can bring your same-sex spouse or fiancee to the United States. Well the answer to your question is yes! If you are in a same-sex relationship, the application process is the same as it is for any other couple.If your spouse is already in the United States, you can file the I-130 and I-485 concurrently to obtain a green card for your significant other.If your spouse is NOT in the United States, you will have to go ...
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| Categories: LGBTQ | Tags: same sex marriage, green card, k1 visa, immigration | View Count: (496)
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Immigration Fees Raised!

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On December 23, 2016, USCIS raised the fees to file for naturalization, a green card, and more.
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| Categories: Immigration | Tags: immigration, naturalization, new fees, green card | View Count: (383)
Since election day there was been buzz about what this means for immigration law. Donald Trump has made known what he plans to do with immigration law and for those who are not citizens or undocumented, the future may be unclear.
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization | Tags: immigration law, naturalization, donald trump | View Count: (326)
In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky that counsel’s failure to advise a criminal defendant of the deportation consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel.
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| Categories: Immigration, Criminal Law | Tags: criminal law, immigration, retroactive | View Count: (0)
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Taking the English Test

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When you apply for naturalization you must pass an English and Civics Test. But for certain people there are exemptions.
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization | Tags: naturalization, immigration, us citizen | View Count: (435)
How to get a green card through another green card holder/legal permanent resident.
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| Categories: Immigration, Green Card, Naturlization | Tags: immigation, naturalization, us citizen, legal permanent resident, green card | View Count: (452)
A person who has a green card has legal permanent resident status. If you are a legal permanent resident or LPR, that means that you can potentially apply for citizenship after a certain period of time. But how do you get a green card?
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| Categories: Immigration, Green Card, Visa | Tags: visa, green card, lpr, legal permanent resident, immigration, us citizen | View Count: (349)
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CWOF? Pre-Trial Probation?

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If you have a criminal matter and you are thinking about a plea, you have several options, including asking for a CWOF or Pre-Trial Probation, but what is a CWOF and what is Pre-Trial probation and what is the difference between the two terms?
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| Categories: Criminal Law | Tags: criminal, pre-trial probation, cwof | View Count: (396)
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Immigration Law + Criminal Law = ?

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If you are NOT a US citizen, there is ALWAYS a chance that you can be deported! Being a legal permanent resident for 20 years or more does not protect you from deportation, IF you commit a crime!
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| Categories: Immigration, Naturlization, Deportation, Criminal Law, Felony | Tags: | View Count: (396)
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