How Do I Maintain Permanent Resident Status in the United States?

February 25, 2024

Holding a green card, officially titled a Permanent Resident Card, opens doors to countless opportunities in the United States. From living and working here permanently to traveling freely within the …

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Employment Eligibility Without an EAD and an L-2 Visa

January 16, 2024

Of the many concerns associated with immigrating to a new country, the most pressing questions may concern work. How will you support yourself and your family once you arrive in …

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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Immigration Attorney

October 12, 2023

Immigrating to the United States can be an inspiring but unpredictable experience. No matter your approach, the U.S. immigration journey is complicated and fraught with forms, deadlines, and interviews. There’s …

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What to Do If Your B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa Expires or You Need to Extend Your Stay

September 18, 2023

The excitement of traveling to the United States quickly turns to anxiety when you realize your B-1/B-2 visitor visa is about to expire, or worse, has already expired. Overstaying your …

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New USCIS Guidance: Eligibility for Employment Authorization Documents Based on Compelling Circumstances

September 14, 2023

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released policy guidance clarifying the eligibility criteria for initial and renewal applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in compelling circumstances.  This new …

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Naturalization Traps and Common Pitfalls to Avoid

July 25, 2023

Naturalization is a significant milestone. Citizenship will allow you to actively participate in and contribute to the social, economic, and political aspects of living in the United States with the …

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19 Ways the Secure and Protect Act of 2023 Could Affect Immigration

June 2, 2023

The Secure and Protect Act of 2023 (S.425) is a controversial legislation that Senator Lindsey Graham (R – South Carolina) introduced on February 14, 2023. This bill seeks to significantly …

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Understanding USCIS Public Charge Grounds of Inadmissibility: What You Need to Know

April 25, 2023

The term “public charge” refers to an individual primarily dependent on the government for financial support and basic needs, either through receiving certain public benefits or through long-term institutionalization at …

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Getting Married at the Courthouse: A Step-by-Step Guide for Immigration Purposes

April 15, 2023

Picture this: a couple stands hand-in-hand, exchanging heartfelt vows in an intimate setting, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of history and law. Courthouse weddings are a cost-effective and legally sound …

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What Is A Joint Sponsor for Immigrant Applications?

January 12, 2023

A joint sponsor, or financial co-sponsor, is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident who can help an applicant for a family-based green card meet the income requirements by committing …

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What is a Police Certificate of Clearance?

November 11, 2022

A Police Certificate of Clearance is a document that proves that you have no criminal record. It is also known as a Good Conduct Certificate (CGC). A police certificate is …

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USCIS Tax Return Requirements for Immigrants

November 4, 2022

For those who hold a green card in the United States, there are certain tax requirements that must be met to ensure compliance with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) …

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