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Affidavit of Support

Affidavit of Support What is an Affidavit of Support In the context of immigration law, an affidavit of support is a document which is signed by a petitioning family member and is their promise made to the U.S. Government that they will accept financial responsibility...

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Labor Condition Application (LCA)

Labor Condition Application (LCA) What is an LCA? A Labor Condition Application is a mandatory document which must be filed by a petitioning employer before they file an H1B petition with the USCIS for a nonimmigrant worker they intend to hire. The employer must...

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Exceptions to the U.S. Civics Test

Exceptions to the U.S. Civics Test What is the Civics Test? The civics test is a requirement to be naturalized in the United States. It is administered by a USCIS officer, who will ask the applicant up to ten (out of one-hundred) available questions about U.S....

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)? Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a way for certain children who qualify to seek lawful permanent residence in the United States. It provides immigration relief to a child...

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The “Stop-Time” Rule

The “Stop-Time” Rule The stop-time rule in immigration law - An individual who has been unlawfully present in the United States for a very long time may be eligible for a removal defense known as Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal. This defense is available under the...

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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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