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US Citizenship Act Of 2021: Proposed Changes In Immigration

Dear Clients, On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 a new administration under President Joseph R. Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris was sworn in.  Very quickly, in a welcome move for immigration lawyers like us, they unveiled a very bold and comprehensive immigration...

Proving good moral character for U.S. citizenship

Becoming an American citizen is exciting. If you live in California for at least three months, are 18 years of age or older and meet the naturalization requirements, you may be eligible for citizenship. We often help clients successfully prepare for becoming a...

What is an asylum credible fear interview?

The U.S. has a history of welcoming persecuted individuals from countries around the globe. Consequently, if a person has either a history of past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution, he or she may be eligible for asylum in the U.S.  Asylum...

Fast-tracked deportation can occur without a court hearing

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) must observe certain rules when it comes to deportation. In many cases, immigrants are entitled to a court hearing, for which they may secure legal counsel. However, recent changes have expanded fast-tracked deportation,...

Deportation, long-term relationships, and emotional pain

If you are facing the threat of deportation, you are likely overwhelmed and experiencing a number of emotional challenges. Many people feel stressed out about their ability to stay in the U.S. or even become depressed or angry. For those in long-term relationships,...

Immigration policy focuses on financial stability

Many people seeking the legal ability to live and work in the United States do so in an effort to improve their lives and the lives of their family members. When initially leaving their native countries, however, they may have limited financial resources.  A policy...

What happens during the deportation process?

According to USA.gov, deportation from the United States occurs for many reasons, including lack of immigration status, visa violations, participating in criminal activities or threatening public safety. Officials must follow the law when deporting you, and they must...

Can the government end your asylum status?

The United States government often allows people who suffer persecution in other countries to stay in the U.S. by granting them asylum. As an asylee, you may stay in the country for an indefinite period of time and take an American job for as long as you stay here. As...

What should you do if your visa gets stolen or lost?

If you travel to the United States to visit your family members or pursue educational or career opportunities, a visa allows you to legally cross the port of entry. Traveling with an expired visa may complicate your trip and put you in trouble with customs. While you...