How to Renew a U.S. Passport

So, you are planning a trip overseas and are in the process of organizing your documents when you realize that your passport has been expired for quite some time. How do you renew your expired passport? This entry will discuss what you will need in order to renew your...

The “Petty Offense” Exception

This entry will attempt to explain the “Petty Offense Exception.” If you or someone you know has been convicted of a crimeand you are a noncitizen, it is important to seek the advice of animmigration attorney to determine what consequences, if any, apply to your...

Know Your Rights with ICE

Know Your Rights with ICE – Under our current political environment, there has been a tremendous surge in immigration enforcement efforts. Many people are scared and concerned about being arrested or detained by ICE even when they are in this country with valid...

Applying for a Green Card as a Refugee

If you were admitted into the United States under a protected refugee status and have been physically present in the United States for greater than a year, you may be eligible to apply for your green card. The purpose of this entry is to discuss the process involved...

The Dream and Promise Act

On March 12, 2019, H. R. 6, the “Dream and Promise Act” was introduced in Congress. This act would provide permanent protection for DREAMers and individuals with TPS (temporary protected status) if it were to be passed.  This act was proposed because many of these...

Immigration Consequences of a Drug Offense

A drug offense can severely impact one’s immigration status. If an individual is a non-citizen and is charged or convicted of a drug related crime, they may be facing serious consequences to their ability to stay in the United States. Upon facing criminal charges, it...