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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.

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).

Q&A: What is the Status of a Foreign National Who Enters the U.S. Illegally and Receives "Paroled" Status by a US Customs Border & Patrol Officer to Remain in the United States?

With the recent border surge of undocumented individuals seeking asylum or alternative relief in the United States, our attorneys have seen much confusion regarding the status of those who are in 'paroled' status. The purpose of this short Q&A is not to explain parole status. Rather, assuming parole status we have answered the following questions below:

Work Visas for Nurses and Other Professionals When DOL says 'Not a Speciality Occupation' - H-1B Visa Alternatives for Canadian & Mexican Nationals

Nurses often have a unique issue in qualifying for H-1B speciality work visa status since the Department of Labor ("DOL") determined Nurses only require a 2 year diploma. In contrast, an H-1B work visa is only available to professions that require a 4 year degree minimum such as an accountant. The TN work visa, available under NAFTA, is an alternative available for Canadian and Mexican Nationals.

Inadmissibility Issues to the United States? Consider Parole Instead!

Well Deserved! Department of State & Department of Homeland Security Continue to Simply Family Life for Armed Force Service Members Abroad

Our U.S. Armed Force, who serve abroad in active duty, have unique hardships surrounding their home and family life not faced by the general civil population. The good news is that the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS")-USCIS has been trending over the past few years towards simplifying and updating the Federal Regulation laws to eliminate unnecessary hardship for U.S. Military service members and their family.

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