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Family Immigration Archives

Are you more than 100 miles from the border? Why it matters.

Last week, the story of a courageous woman who confronted a border patrol officer on a greyhound bus went viral on social media. The woman—and American citizen—was traveling from California to Nevada. At the state border, it is customary to go through a checkpoint to ensure that no one is carrying any fruit over state lines. In this instance, however, border patrol authorities boarded the bus and demanded to see the passengers’ documentation.

Can my foreign partner marry me abroad and immigrate to the U.S.?

There’s a common misconception that if you, as an American citizen, marry your foreign-born partner abroad, that person automatically earns the right to immigrate to the U.S. In actuality, the process is a bit more complicated than that.

3 tips to preparing for your immigration interview

Going through an immigration interview is a stressful experience for anyone. However, having an experienced immigration attorney on your side can be extraordinarily valuable at getting you prepared and feeling as confident as possible in the interview. Today we provide three tips to help you out:

Can adoption save an undocumented child from deportation?

In this era of uncertainty surrounding the future of the so-called “dreamers” under DACA, you may have questions about other avenues for immigration of young people in the U.S. Perhaps you know an undocumented child and are wondering whether you could adopt them to ensure that they’re safe from deportation.

Benefits for US military family members who are undocumented

Under most circumstances, undocumented immigrants are prohibited from applying for adjustment of status from within the U.S. Additionally, if they leave to apply for a green card, they could be penalized for their illegal stay with a ban of re-entry for three to 10 years.

Got married. Got your green card. Don’t forget this crucial step!

You finally did it. You met love of your life. You successfully completed the arduous K-1 fiancé visa process. You moved to the U.S. to get married and start your life together. You received your green card, and you’ve started working at a new job you love. Life is finally returning to normal. It’s smooth sailing from here on out, right?

Green card application: showing your same-sex marriage is legit

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, same-sex marriages have become recognized as legal by the United States. This step has provided new benefits and protections to same-sex couples already residing in the United States as well as to those seeking to immigrate here.

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