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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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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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