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The Child Citizenship Act

The Child Citizenship Act What is the Child Citizenship Act? The Child Citizenship Act was passed in 2000 under the Clinton Administration. Its purpose was to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to permit foreign-born children to acquire citizenship...

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The Adam Walsh Act

The Adam Walsh Act What is the Adam Walsh Act? The Adam Walsh Act is a federal statute that was signed into U.S. law in 2006 under the Bush administration. It was designed to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crimes. The Act created the national...

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Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR)

Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal - Every day, individuals who have to appear in court for removal proceedings are faced with deciding what forms of relief from removal are available to them. Under INA § 240A(b)(1), noncitizens who are...

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Unaccompanied Minor (UAC)

Unaccompanied Minor (UAC) Unaccompanied minor - Immigrant children seek refuge in the United States for a variety of reasons: to escape gang violence, to escape abuse, through illegal sex trafficking, or to be reunited with their family. In recent years, the number of...

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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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