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“Joseph Hearings”

In the context of immigration law, there are different types of procedures which apply to individuals who have to appear in immigration court. A “Joseph Hearing” comes from a Board of Immigration Appeals case in 1999 called Matter of Joseph. What is a Joseph Hearing?...

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Why It’s Important to See an Attorney

Why it’s important to see an attorney - Immigration law in the United States is constantly changing and can be overwhelming for people who are going through the process in order to receive their immigration benefit. Sometimes, people make mistakes by submitting the...

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Pointers for Your Immigration Case

Pointers for your immigration case - This entry is not designed to provide specific insights into one area of immigration law rather, the purpose of this entry is to provide some general pointers and guidance on how to approach your first application for an...

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Mexican National Guard Mobilizes

Mexican National Guard mobilizes - As the Trump administration continues with its barrage of proposals for immigration law reform, the U.S.-Mexico border has been caught up in a great deal of discussion. The administration often points out that a large number of...

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T Visa

T visa - Every year, the criminal enterprise of human trafficking rakes in billions of dollars, which it is why it may be the fastest growing criminal activity in the United States. The T visa is a type of nonimmigrant visa which was created in 2000 in order to...

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Transitioning from an L-1 Visa to a Green Card

The L-1 visa is a type of temporary nonimmigrant visa which allows a foreign worker to transfer to their employer’s office in the United States, or the employer’s parent branch, subsidiary, or affiliate. In one of our previous entries, we discussed some of the...

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Conrad Waiver

The Conrad Waiver is a special permission which is granted to J-1 visa holders who are medical doctors. The waiver allows J-1 medical doctors to waive the two-year residence requirement of their visa upon their completion of the exchange program. The Conrad Waiver...

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The Civics Test (Citizenship Test)

The civics test (citizenship test) is an exam which all individuals who have immigrated to the United States must pass in order to become a U.S. citizen. The question pool is comprised of one-hundred questions which cover a variety of topics on U.S. government,...

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J-1 Visa Waivers

As we have written about in one of our previous entries, the J-1 nonimmigrant visa is issued to professors, scholars, teachers, secondary school students and other individuals who are eligible, as listed on U.S. Department of State website. This is a nonimmigrant...

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