When Nonimmigrant Workers Lose Their Employment

Losing your job is stressful for anyone. For nonimmigrant workers, the situation is made worse by fears of deportation and possible damage to their chances of gaining legal permission to live or work in the United States in the future. If you’re a...

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Can You Overstay Your Visa While Waiting for a Green Card?

It is possible to overstay your visa while waiting for your green card. This article explains what a visa overstay is and how it may affect your immigration status. What Does it Mean to Overstay Your Visa? Visa overstay generally occurs when a...

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How Can an Arrest Affect Your Immigration Status?

An arrest can put your immigration status in jeopardy. In fact, sometimes the most serious consequence of an arrest isn’t the fines or the jail time you may face—it’s the threat to your permission to remain in the United States legally. If ...

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Confused About the Right to Seek Asylum?

American immigration law is a confusing subject. Some cases are handled quickly and easily. Others take years and involve many twists and turns. One of the areas that is full of misunderstandings is the right to seek asylum. A Clear Right That Is...

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Immigration Program Raises Racial Profiling Concerns

Human rights experts are asking President Biden to put a stop to a controversial program. The program, Immigration Customs Enforcement 287(g), uses local law enforcement to perform duties normally left to ICE workers. Outsourcing immigration enforce...

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Do I Need an Affidavit of Support for My Green Card?

Along with all the other complex documentation, tax forms and requirements, an Affidavit of Support can be one of the biggest hurdles for immigrants seeking a green card. It's often why many applicants get the help of an experienced immigration lawye...

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What Is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

Temporary protected status, or TPS, is a status usually reserved for nationals from countries that are facing severe crises rendering them unsafe to live in. The Department of Homeland Security maintains a list of countries that are on the TPS list;...

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What to Do If the Police Ask About Your Immigration Status

Even if you’re very careful and try to follow all the rules, you may come into contact with the police at a traffic stop, at your home or on your job site. If you do, they may ask about your immigration status. Here’s what to do. Use Your Rig...

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Asylum and Gender-Based Violence

The concept of asylum is intended to protect people who are unfairly persecuted in their home countries. The persecution must be based on certain factors, including race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political o...

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Understanding the Different Types of Immigration Status

United States immigration law is known for being confusing. Many complex processes must be followed and requirements must be met. Even immigration status is complex. There are actually four general types of immigration status, not just one. Her...

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