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Visa Revocation

Visa Revocation Visa Revocation - A consular officer may revoke a nonimmigrant visa at any time, for any reason, under their discretion. The visa revocation may have a serious impact on individuals who are currently in the United States and their ability to stay in...

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Reentry Permit for Legal Permanent Residents

Reentry Permit for Legal Permanent Residents A reentry permit may be required for legal permanent resident, depending on how long an individual plans to leave the U.S.  Generally, a short-term trip does not require a reentry permit and a permanent resident would only...

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Alien Registration Number (A-Number)

Alien Registration Number (A-Number) What is an Alien Registration Number (A-Number)? An Alien Registration Number is a nine-digit sequence of numbers that is assigned to many foreign nationals who have applied for permanent residence, a waiver, or other types of...

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) What is DACA? On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security created DACA. DACA is a type of administrative relief from deportation. It was created to provide undocumented immigrants under the age of sixteen with a...

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Immigration Bond Hearings

Immigration Bond Hearings Immigration bond hearings - In one of our earlier posts, we discussed the different types of immigration bonds that are set by ICE or an immigration judge, the average amounts for an immigration bond, and how someone can bond a detainee out...

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Freedom of Information Act

FOIA – Freedom of Information Act What is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)? The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), is a federal law which allows for the full or partial disclosure of documents which are controlled by the United States government. Every executive...

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Temporary Protective Status

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) What is Temporary Protective Status? As its name implies, Temporary Protective Status is a temporary status which is given to individuals of designated countries who are present in the United States. TPS provides a stay of deportation...

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K-1 Visa (AKA Fiancé Visa)

What is the K-1 Visa? The K-1 Visa, or "fiancé visa", is a nonimmigrant visa which is issued to a foreign national who wishes to enter the United States for the purpose of marrying a United States citizen. Who is Eligible to Apply for a K-1 Visa? The USCIS website...

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Family Based Petitions, Part 2

Family Based Petitions, Part 2 To read Part 1 of Family Based Petitions/Family Based Immigration, click here. How Do I Know When a Visa Becomes Available? When a family based petition is successfully filed and approved, USCIS will provide the petitioner and...

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Family Based Immigration, Part 1

Family Based Petitions, Part 1 What is Family Based Immigration? Family based immigration refers to the ability of a U.S. citizen (USC) or a lawful permanent resident (LPR) to petition for their foreign relatives to immigrate to the United States. Who is Eligible?...

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