What to Expect During the US Asylum Process

The US asylum process is in place to help protect those who come to the US after fleeing their home country. Asylum is a legal protection granted to those already in the US who meet the international definition of a refugee. The Immigration and Na...

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5 Signs It’s Time to Call an Immigration Attorney

The immigration process can be overwhelming to handle on your own. There are many documents to complete and steps to take. While the USCIS believes the process can be completed without an attorney, there are certain scenarios where calling a lawyer ...

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Will Filing for Unemployment Affect My Immigration Status?

More than 40 million people in the US have lost their jobs since the coronavirus pandemic began, a staggering figure that shows just how devastating COVID-19 has been. While unemployment benefits are available and have even been increased, many immi...

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The Most Common Visa Types, Explained

If you are a citizen of a foreign country seeking to enter the United States, you must first obtain a US visa. The type of visa issued to you communicates your eligibility to enter the US for a specific purpose.  What Are the Most Common Typ...

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Are Immigrants Eligible for Benefits Under the CARES Act?

On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a nationwide emergency concerning the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Soon after, many businesses stopped operations to prevent the spread of the virus. Although necessary, some individuals were left to deal...

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What Happens If You Overstay Your US Visa?

When you enter the US using a visa, you’re given a specific date when you must leave. If you remain in the US after your leave date has passed, you will be in the US unlawfully. This is known as overstaying your visa. The Consequences of Overst...

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3 Upcoming US Immigration Policy Changes for 2020 and Beyond

In 2019, the executive branch of the federal government made many changes to US immigration law and policy. As the Miami Herald reports, some of these changes will take effect in 2020, with others following in 2021.  3 US Immigration Policy Chan...

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The US Citizenship Test: What to Expect & Preparation Tips

As you move down the path to becoming a United States citizen, there are goals you must achieve and tests you must pass. One goal is the US citizenship test, which proves to your USCIS officer that you’re ready for naturalization. What Is the U...

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Criminal Charges, Convictions & Your US Citizenship Goals

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a delicate process that can sometimes derail due to a mistake in your past. Yes, criminal charges and convictions can directly impact your US citizenship application. How Do Charges or Convictions Affect My US Citizensh...

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How Do I Locate a Relative or Friend Who Was Picked Up By ICE?

Under the current administration, immigrants’ lives are more uncertain than they’ve been in many years. Immigrants of all statuses, from undocumented to legal green card or visa holders, face an increased risk of sudden and unexpected removal. T...

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