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Texas, Understanding B-2 Visitor Visas

B-2 tourist visas are reserved for foreign nationals who are looking to come to the U.S. for pleasure, tourism, medical treatment, etc. This means if a foreign national wanted to visit with friends or family or was looking to take a vacation…
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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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Texas, What happens if an applicant fails the naturalization test?

Naturalization is the process by which an individual who was born outside of the U.S. becomes a U.S. citizen. In order for an individual to apply for naturalization, they must meet certain requirements, including having lived in the U.S. as…

Senator Pushes Bill for better Cooperation between Law Enforcement and Federal Immigration Authorities

As the immigration debate continues, latimes.com reports that California State Senator has pushed for a legislation that would make it mandatory for local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials and notify them of any…
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Determining Eligibility for a Green Card in San Antonio, Texas

Individuals attempting to obtain a Green Card so they can legally reside in San Antonio, Texas for as long as they please have a few options available to them. Before deciding what option is most suited for a person, it is always in one’s…
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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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What Different Visas are Available in San Antonio, Texas?

There are many different options available to you if you are considering immigration to the United States. You should select a visa based on the purpose for which you intend to visit the U.S. Some available visa options include: Student…
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Texas, What is a Notice to Appear (NTA)?

A Notice to Appear, or NTA, is a type of document immigration officials deliver to a foreign national that notifies them that they must appear before an immigration judge. It is extremely important that the information provided on the NTA is…
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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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Cabeda v. Attorney General, decided by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on August 18, 2020

Jersey City, New Jersey – The Categorical Approach is a commonly misunderstood and misapplied body of law that frequently results in strange or undesirable outcomes. In the immigration context, the categorical approach requires comparing the…
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Can I Apply for Citizenship After Immigrating to San Antonio, Texas?

After successfully immigrating to the United States and residing there for a certain period, you may begin to wonder if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. There are many benefits to becoming a citizen of the United States, and these…
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Government Accountability Office Accuses Two Department of Homeland Security Officials of Not Being Legally Qualified to Serve Their Roles

When a person is assigned an important role such as the Department of Homeland Security secretary, it is expected that they are qualified and capable of performing the duties the role carries with it. Surprisingly, an immigration advocacy group…
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DACA Recipients Accuse Employers of Turning Them Away Over Their Immigration Status

When an individual is accepted into the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, they are granted protection from deportation and are permitted to work. Unfortunately, some DACA recipients have shared that they encountered employers…
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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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United States Supreme Court issued a major decision in Nasrallah v. Barr

Jersey City, New Jersey – On June 1, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a major decision in Nasrallah v. Barr holding the federal courts may review factual findings in Convention Against Torture cases. Prior to this decision, only…
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Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided Ricardo Javier Blanco v. Attorney General United States of America

Jersey City, New Jersey – On July 24, 2020, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals decided Ricardo Javier Blanco v. Attorney General United States of America, Docket No. 19-3658, reversing the Board of Immigration Appeals order of removal because…