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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 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? U.S. citizens and lawful permanent...

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TN Visa

TN Visa -  A Special Visa for Canadian and Mexican Professionals What is a TN Visa? Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was entered into in 1989 between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, individuals who qualify under a specialized...

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Visitor and Tourist Visas

What is a Visitor Visa? As defined by the United States Department of State, a visitor visa is a nonimmigrant visa for individuals who want to enter the United States temporarily. The type of visitor visa which can be issued by the Department of State varies,...

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Convention Against Torture

Convention Against Torture (CAT) What is the Convention Against Torture (CAT)? The Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is a treaty which currently has over 160 countries as signatories. It came into force in 1987....

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Immigration Detention

Immigration Detention  For over 120 years, the United States has had a long history of immigration detention. Every day, hundreds of foreign nationals are placed in immigration detention facilities around the U.S. for alleged visa violations, unlawful presence,...

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Immigration Bonds

Immigration Bonds  Immigration bonds are in important part of the immigration process for many. In one of our previous blog entries, we discussed ICE holds, and the consequences of an ICE hold. This entry will focus on the types of immigration bonds, which are set by...

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Crimes of Moral Turpitude

Crimes of Moral Turpitude  Crimes of moral turpitude – this is a topic that is very important to both criminal defense lawyers and immigration attorneys. There are certain instances where a negative encounter with law enforcement can cause grave results for an...

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