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Georgia, Can a green card holder live in the U.S. and their home country before applying for naturalization?

In order for an individual to apply for U.S. citizenship, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) typically requires that they have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years among other things prior to them submitting…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Is a B-1 visa necessary to travel to the U.S. for temporary business?

When a foreign national decides s/he wants to travel to the U.S. for a short period of time for business-related purposes, they must either obtain a B-1 visitor visa or they must qualify to enter under the Visa Waiver Program. Some examples…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Is there a way to get a deportation order suspended or canceled?

When U.S. government officials determine that a foreign national has either committed a criminal act, is a threat to public safety, or has violated the terms of their visa, they typically initiate the deportation proceedings to get that individual…
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Couple’s Daughter, Born from a Surrogate in England, As a U.S. Citizen

The couple was able to breathe a sigh of relief on August 27th after an Atlanta judge ruled that their daughter, should be recognized as a U.S. citizen [Source: The New York Times]. Simone was born in July 2018 from a surrogate just three years…
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Immigration Officials Accused of Allowing Private Contractors to Hold Migrant Children in Hotels Rather Than Allow Them to Seek Asylum

Before Donald Trump took his seat in office, he pledged to bring reform to the U.S. immigration system, and after becoming president, he has been successful at doing so. Not only has the Trump administration blocked certain immigrants from entering…
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Atlanta, Georgia, Understanding Conditional Permanent Residency

A conditional permanent resident is someone who receives a Green Card based on a marriage that is less than two years old. This green card, once issued, is only valid for two years. Once the two years is up, the conditional permanent resident…
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Atlanta, Georgia, What is an H-1B Visa and How Long Does it Allow Me to Stay in the U.S.?

H-1B visas are issued to foreign nationals who have been hired by a U.S. employer for a position in a specialty occupation. Specialty occupations include science, engineering, teaching, accounting, etc. and require a four-year bachelor’s degree…
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USCIS Publishes New Fee Schedule for Immigration Benefit Requests Which Will Take Effect in October

After U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted a “comprehensive biennial fee review,” the agency determined that the current fees being charged for certain benefits “do not cover the full cost of providing adjudication…
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Is USCIS Accepting New DACA Applications in 2020?

After the Supreme Court decided last month that it would not allow the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Kuck | Baxter Immigration has received a lot of inquiries as to whether U.S. Citizenship…
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Atlanta, GA, Congressman John Lewis Opposes ICE’s Recent Changes to the Student Exchange and Visitor Program

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently issued an unsettling news release that highlights the modifications the agency has made to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) that are expected to take effect beginning the…
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Why is it so important to have a lawyer help you when filling out your immigration forms in Atlanta Georgia?

The U.S. has fairly strict requirements for immigration documents and citizenship. Something like failing to notify the government of a change in address or extensions to remain within the country can have serious consequences, including deportation…
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Why it is so important to have a current and valid visa while staying in the Atlanta area or anywhere in United States?

The consequences of immigration offenses can be serious. They can result in arrest, deportation, and changes in immigration status that make it difficult to remain in the country or re-enter at a future time. This is also a difficult issue to…
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Will I Lose my Driver's License in Atlanta Georgia due to New Immigration Laws?

New immigration laws impact Georgia state law proposals. In Georgia, a newly proposed law sponsored by State Representative Jeff Jones would make driver's licenses issued to non-citizens show language or markings that clearly states the holder…
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How long can I legally stay in the Atlanta area on a visa?

Atlanta is a great city in the Southeast part of America that attracts people for a variety of reasons. There are a number of opportunities related to education, technology, sports, and a plethora of other fields. While this major metropolitan…
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What Do I Need to Obtain an EB-3 Visa?

In order to obtain an EB-3 visa, not only must you meet the eligibility criteria the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires, but you must also have a prospective employer file an application for you in order to initiate the…
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Who is Eligible for an EB 1 Visa?

The U.S. welcomes all types of individuals from various work fields to apply for employment-based visas, however, there are different categories of them all of which have their own set of requirements that must be met. For instance, if you…