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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The Lifting of the Title 42 Immigration Rule

Title 42 Policy Set to Be Canceled Early in 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began a policy of turning away migrants at the border based on Title 42. Basically, Title 42 allows officials to stop immigration based on the danger of th...

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3 Things You Must Do to Obtain a Fiancé(e) Visa

Love knows no boundaries or borders, but the U.S. government certainly does. Perhaps you met someone on an international business trip or even online, and eventually fell in love. Now you’re engaged to be married, but your soon-to-be spouse is a c...

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Will Temporary Protected Status Grow?

It is often impossible for people to return to the country of their birth safely. Wars, natural disasters, political upheaval and other events can make returning a dangerous undertaking. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) exists to help nati...

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The Return of the Visa Lottery

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program begins taking applications this month. The program, sometimes referred to as the visa lottery, has operated for more than 30 years.  The program’s goal is to diversify the group of immigrants...

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Inadmissibility: What It Is & What To Do About It

Whether you’re already in the US or are just now reaching the border, it’s possible to be found inadmissible. This means you’re unable to legally enter or stay in the US. Although there are many reasons to be found inadmissible, it might ...

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The Deportation Process

The Deportation Process: Key Things to Know The deportation process is complicated and can involve many different people from different government organizations. You might be involved with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including Immi...

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