What Happens When ICE Conducts an I-9 Audit on a Business?

Every employer in the state of California is required to confirm a worker’s identity and employment eligibility to work in the U.S. before employing them. The fact is, employers should not be hiring workers who have not obtained the proper…

How is the Trump Administration Able to Afford the Housing Costs Associated with Detaining Immigrants?

Many individuals voted for Donald Trump after he promised citizens that he would get a handle on immigration-related matters, although it wasn’t clear how far he was willing to go to do it. Over the last few months, it has become apparent…
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F3 Visa

How Do I Obtain an F3 Visa?   F3 visas, or family preference immigrant visas, are available to the married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens as well as their spouses and their minor children, if they have any together. An F3 visa is…

How Does the Deportation Process Work?

 For years, the U.S. has been regarded as a safe haven for many immigrants across the world who are seeking a better life. Many who reside outside of the country are often subjected to living in unhealthy, dangerous and/or life-threatening…

Did Immigration Officials Force a 5-Year-Old that Had Been Detained at the Border to Sign Her Rights Away?

With so much happening in the news today regarding immigration reform, it is difficult to keep up with it all. Between the Trump Administration passing new laws and modifying old ones, each week we hear about something new. Unfortunately, the…
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F4 Visa

How do I Apply for an F4, Family Fourth Preference Visa?   If you are a U.S. citizen who is 21 years of age or older and has a family member who lives abroad that wishes to emigrate to the U.S. to live with you, they will need to obtain…

How Can an Employer in Alabama Verify the Legal Presence of Their Employees?

On April 1, 2012, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer & Citizen Protection Act (Act 2011-535) that was signed by Governor Robert Bentley stated that all employers within the State of Alabama are required to verify the legal presence of their…

What is the Temporary Protected Status Program (TPS)?

When a foreign country’s conditions temporarily prevent a country’s nationals from returning safely or is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately, it may become eligible to participate in the TPS Program [Source: U.S. Citizenship…

What are Some Reasons Why Visa Applications Are Denied?

Applying for a U.S. visa can be tricky and without a visa attorney helping you fill out the paperwork, file it properly, and help prepare you for your interview, you risk having your application denied. When this happens, it can make reconnecting…