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Disadvantages same-sex couples may have getting green cards

Obtaining a green card for a spouse who is not a U.S. citizen can be a challenging endeavor. But it can become even more complicated if you are part of a same-sex couple. While laws for same-sex couples and heterosexual couples regarding marriage are the same across the nation, there are still certain factors that can make the process harder for same-sex couples.

How the REAL ID driver's license will affect immigrants

Beginning in October 2020, a new homeland security change will go into effect. Any adult in the United States who wants to board a flight or enter a government building will have to present either their passport or a REAL ID driver's license. A regular driver's license will no longer be accepted.

Adjustment of status for student visa holders through marriage

Colleges and universities in the United States host numerous students from other countries every year. Sometimes, studying in the U.S. also leads to finding love. For those who decide to get married and stay here after their student visa expires, the process of becoming a legal permanent resident is essential – and complicated.

What can put a green card holder at risk for deportation?

If you are an immigrant, deportation is always a potential risk until you receive full citizenship. While a green card offers you a certain amount of security and stability to establish a life in the United States, many crimes can still be punishable by deportation—even after you become a lawful permanent resident.

Seeking a change of status after a disaster

When you first began your efforts to seek temporary residency in the United States, you probably learned quickly that the progress is complex and slow with no guarantees. You may have completed what seemed like reams of paperwork, gathered documentation and checked off other requirements to gain entry into the U.S.

Comparing consular processing and adjustment of status

If you want to work in the U.S., there are two ways you can apply for permanent resident status (to get your green card): adjustment of status and consular processing. In this post, we examine the core differences between these two application methods.

USCIS marriage interview: a booby trap for deportation?

Marriage used to be a trusted way to gain legal residency in the U.S. As long as you could prove your marriage was legitimate, you were free to stay. However, in the wake of the current administration’s push to oust illegal immigrants, marriage is no longer the safe route to legal residency that it once was.

Form completion, organization may help your status application

As someone looking to make the United States your permanent home, you may feel anxious about all of the steps involved in the process. Because adjusting your immigration status and pursuing the road to citizenship can often involve many challenges, your feelings of anxiety are not unwarranted. Even simple mistakes can derail an otherwise well put together application.

The barriers between you and permanent resident status

If you are not a citizen of the United States, you know that marriage to a citizen may be a way for you to secure permanent resident status. However, there are still many challenges standing between you and your goal of legally and permanently residing in the United States, specifically Texas. 

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