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K-1 “Fiancé Visa” Streamlines the Marriage Process for Citizen / Noncitizen Couples

K-1 “Fiancé Visa” Streamlines the Marriage Process for Citizen / Noncitizen Couples Marriage between citizens of different countries can be complicated. For U.S. citizens seeking to marry foreign citizens, the K-1 visa can eliminate one of the most significant obstacles: geography. What is a K-1 Visa? The K-1 visa, also known as the “fiancé… Read More
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How Does Divorce Impact Immigration Status?

In 2016, 81,486 immigrant (i.e. “green card”) visas (IR-1) were granted to spouses of U.S. citizens. Another 51,979 conditional green card visas (CR-1) were granted to spouses who had been married to Americans for less than two years. These immigrants came from more than 180 different countries around the world. Green cards and conditional gree… Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

7 Things Donald Trump Is Hoping You Won’t Notice about His Immigration Plan

Last week, Donald Trump announced that the administration was ready to work with Congress to “…ensure safe and lawful admissions; defend the safety and security of our country; and protect American workers and taxpayers.” Naturally, the Trump immigration plan centers on keeping people out of the country. Trump’s proposed strategies rang… Read More
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5 Things to Know about Removing the Conditions on Your Green Card

Certain immigrants are granted permanent residence on a conditional basis. A conditional green card is valid for two years only (versus a permanent green card which is valid indefinitely). The most common circumstance under which a person may be issued a conditional green card is when the green card is based on a marriage which is less than two yea… Read More
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5 Things You Should Know about Traveling Under Trump Travel Ban 3.0

On September 24, Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation widely referred to as “ Travel Ban 3.0. ” The proclamation, officially titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats,” purports to be the White House’s response to the re… Read More
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Deported Dreamer Returns to Fight Back

Months before the White House announced the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Juan Manuel Montes Bojorquez says he was deported to Mexico despite having been granted protection under DACA. Montes is the First Known Deported Dreamer Montes, who is 23 years old and has lived in the United States since he was nine, says… Read More
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Categories: DACA

Congress Must Save DACA – and Not Just for Dreamers

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer say they’ve brokered a deal with Trump for a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The current program, created by President Obama, allowed undocumented immigrants who had been brought to the United States as children a way to attend… Read More
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Categories: DACA

Trump Administration Stands Alone in Effort to Dump DACA Dreamers

On Tuesday, the White House announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Criticism immediately poured forth from many sectors, including activists, industry and elected officials. The public didn’t back the decision, either. A poll by Morning Consult and Politico revealed that 76% of Americans backed either na… Read More
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Categories: DACA

Arpaio Pardon Highlights the Worst Attributes of the Trump Presidency

When Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, the White House statement made reference to Arpaio’s “more than 50 years of admirable service to our nation,” and specifically spotlighted Arpaio’s work “protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.” Of course, as a county sheriff, protecting the… Read More
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Trump Immigration Plan (Unsurprisingly) Falls Short of Promise

A few days before his inauguration, Donald Trump promised that his immigration plan was going to be “very firm” but would “have a lot of heart.” That was half true. On Wednesday, Trump backed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act introduced by Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue. Contrary to Trump… Read More
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