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What is a Notice of Intent to Revoke?

A Notice to Revoke, or NOIR, is bad news for anyone who is attempting to get a green card. They’re most common in I-130 petition cases, wherein a petitioner seeks to obtain a green card for their spouse. Here’s what happens. The Form I-130 gets approved, giving the immigrant the right to file a green…

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3 Immigration Mistakes to Avoid

Many people try to handle the immigration process themselves before going to an immigration attorney. This can result in making serious mistakes that take extra time, money, and legal help to fix. In some cases, it won’t even be possible to fix the mistakes. They may bring your case to a close, resulting in deportation.…

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What Are Your Options When You’re Undocumented?

If you are currently undocumented it can be difficult to get a green card. There are a few paths to permanent residency, though they are not easy.  Undocumented immigrants have 3 paths to a Green Card. The first is a family reunification path. The second is an employment path. The third is a humanitarian path.…

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How Much Does an Immigration Lawyer Cost?

It’s natural to worry a great deal about the costs of an immigration lawyer. It’s one of the biggest fears that clients tend to bring to the table.  Fortunately, the answer is: probably not as much as you think. Understand Two Types of Immigration Costs Page Contents Understand Two Types of Immigration CostsAttorneys Understand Your…

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In the News: Asylum Seekers in Mexico to Enter the United States

25,000 migrants who had active, ongoing cases in US courts and who were waiting in Mexico for an asylum decision will now be allowed to enter the US and get their case heard before a judge. President Joe Biden has chosen to reprocess all of the migrants who were held under the Trump Administration’s Migrant…

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In the News: Biden Plan for Immigration

If you were looking at the recent election and thinking that a Biden Administration might make life easier for immigrants, you might just be right. Biden has announced he will be seeking to prioritize immigration in his first ten days in office. He is already planning to introduce a bill that would create a path…

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Higher Court Rules Trump Uninsured Ban Stands

On October 4, 2019 the Trump Administration issued “Proclamation No. 9945,” the “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System in Order to Protect the Availability of Healthcare Benefits for Americans.” This Proclamation was also known as the “uninsured ban.”  In November of 2019 the district court blocked the…

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Is it Possible to Get a Work Visa Without a Sponsorship?

So you want to live and work in the United States, but you don’t yet have an employer. What are your options? For the vast majority of immigrants your options will revolve around staying put in your home country until you can secure an employer and a sponsor. This is usually just good practice anyway.…

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5 Steps to a Smoother Immigration Process

The immigration process can be extremely difficult, time-consuming, and frustrating to navigate. Yet there are steps you can take to give yourself your best chance of having your application accepted the first time. Here are five ways you can make life a little easier for yourself as you seek to get a visa or a…

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration Public Charge Wealth Test

If your Green Card aspirations have been blocked by Trump’s public charge policy, there’s at least a little good news on the horizon. A federal judge just blocked the public charge rule. Though some form of the public charge rule has existed for over 100 years, the Trump administration added policy provisions that allowed USCIS…

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