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Ready to Apply for U.S. Citizenship but Unsure if Travel Outside the U.S. Disqualifies You?

Often travel outside of the United States is viewed as a simple matter when applying to naturalize to a United States Citizen. However, travel has the potential to undermine an entire N-400 Naturalization application. In contrast, a U.S. Permanent Resident should treat the travel factor as the exact 'science' it is before filing to become a U.S. Citizen.

WHAT?!....I AM BEING DEPORTED - HOW TO REACT STRATEGICALLY WHEN SERVED WITH A NOTICE TO APPEAR

It goes without saying...deportation and removal from the United States is very serious with devastating consequences. One must immediately retain skilled U.S. Immigration legal counsel to navigate the Federal Court system if served with a Notice to Appear in U.S. Immigration court.

When the U.S. Government Is Not Satisfied With Your U.S. Visa Application | How to Respond to RFE, NOIDS or Intent to Revoke Visa Status.

We have witnessed the sheer panic in clients eyes, when they walk into our office for the first time with an Request for Additional Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), or Intent to Revoke Visa status. Some have used attorneys, and some have filed their case without an immigration lawyer. The below infographic, and description on "How to respond to RFE" is designed to help foreign nationals respond to receipt of such a notice from the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, with productive and helpful steps alongside his or her attorney.

How to Consular Process a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa in Turkey Under the Current Freeze

As a result of current affairs, the United states recently announced a freeze for U.S. Consular visa processing in Turkey. However, what does this really mean, and how does a Foreign national process his or her pending case when the United States closes a consulate ? Good news...as this is not the first time a U.S. Consulate has halted processing without notice, there are a couple basic steps to take whenever this situation occurs.(before panicking).

Hope for Dreamers Update! H.R. 3440 / S 1615: Dream Act of 2017

Oh Boy! Problems in Immigration Court & Problems at Home

When it rains, it pours ('as the saying goes'). This is life unfortunately. If you or someone you know is in U.S. Immigration removal/deportation proceedings and the legal relief is based on a U.S. Citizen Spouse ("USC"), it is vital to keep the relationship with your USC spouse healthy. However, if the relationship becomes unbearable and separation and divorce becomes inevitable, it is important to take steps to guard against immediate removal and deportation from the United States. An I-130/I-485 Adjustment of Status based on USC spouse is based on a bona fide marriage, not whether the couple has marital problems. It is important to understand the difference when sitting down with legal counsel.

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