Blogs

Inadmissibility

For immigration purposes, “inadmissibility” refers to whether or not an individual is permitted to enter or remain in the United States. A person may be deemed inadmissible for certain crimes they may have been convicted of, for being a health risk, for being a risk...

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DNA Testing at the Border

DNA testing at the border - As the immigration crisis in the United States continues, further enforcement efforts are being carried out at the southern border in order to reduce the amount of people who abuse the American immigration system in order to gain an...

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Marriage Fraud

This blog explores marriage fraud in the immigration context. There are many instances in U.S. immigration law where individuals attempt to gain an immigration benefit by representing that they are in a valid relationship with a U.S. citizenor green card holder....

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What is a Stokes Interview?

When an American citizen marries a foreign national, in most cases, the foreign national may qualify to undergo a process known as adjustment of status. Adjustment of status is the method by which a U.S. citizenpetitions for their foreign national spouse to get a...

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M-1 Visa Extensions

The M visa is a type of student visa which allows an individual to come to the United States for the purposes of pursuing vocational or nonacademic forms of study. M-1 visaapplicants may stay in the U.S. for a period of one year and they are able to request extensions...

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Labor Certification Process

Labor certification process - Before an applicant for an employment-based green card can have their visa approved, their employer must take steps to ensure that their employment is authorized by the U.S. government. This is known as the labor certification process and...

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The REAL ID Act

The REAL ID Act - Passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act set a standard for how driver’s licenses and other types of identification cards were to be issued. The goal of the Act was to heighten the level of security needed to enter federal facilities,...

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Renewing an Employment Authorization Card

The employment authorization document (also known as a work permit or EAD) is a document that is issued by USCIS. It authorizes an individual to work in the United States for a specified period of time. It takes the form of an identification card, which displays the...

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E4 Visa for Special Immigrants

This blog will cover the E4 visa for special immigrants. Every fiscal year, about 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to individuals who qualify under one of the five available preference categories. This entry discusses the fourth preference...

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