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Dreamers wait while SCOTUS decides their fate

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program, which has been in place since 2012, protects “Dreamers” – some 800,000 young immigrants whose parents brought them to the U.S. illegally as children. It has been under fire since President Trump took office.

6 ways an attorney can help an immigrant detained by ICE

If you’re loved one is abruptly taken by the U.S. immigration authorities, it can be a terrifying and uncertain time for everyone in the family. You may be concerned about your loved one’s whereabouts, their treatment in detention and their future.

Can I marry my foreign friend so they can stay in the country?

You may have a close friend who’s a foreign national living in the U.S. temporarily. Their visa may be expiring soon, and they’re worried about finding a way to remain in the U.S. You may wonder about marrying them as an easy way to resolve their immigration issue.

What you need to know about same-sex marriage and immigration

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) affords same-sex couples the same rights granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) as opposite-sex couples. So, the same privileges and challenges apply to the immigration process, from applications to fees to interviews.

How do ICE raids affect children of undocumented immigrants?

The United States is a country of immigrants. Nearly all of us have relatives who have moved here from another country as some point. Yet somehow, in this diverse melting pot, hostility towards immigrants has grown in recent years. As a result, a large percentage of our population lives every day in fear.

Workplace raids leave children without their parents

Child separation has become a heated issue in the United States. Ever since the current administration’s deplorable policy to separate immigrant children from their parents at border crossings last year, there has been overwhelming public outcry. Finally, the president ordered for children and parents to be reunited.

How divorce affects legal resident status

Unfortunately, a fair number of marriages just don’t work out. However, for those whose marriage also facilitated their immigration to the United States, divorce can be even more challenging. How divorce impacts someone’s immigration status depends mainly on where they are in the process when they decide to end their marriage.

How to prevent “aging out” of green card eligibility

Immigration law in the United States allows children who are unmarried and come to the U.S. before the age of 21 to apply for lawful permanent resident status. But, because of backlogs in processing, someone can easily “age out” if they reach their 21st birthday before the government accepts their application.

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