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How can I get Work Authorization in the United States?
Getting work authorization in the United States can be a difficult process and, at times, nearly impossible. Only certain individuals with certain immigration status qualify for work authorization. Most notable, among others, are those who: Have pending asylum cases for over a period of time Have adjustment applications pending Have been granted certain reliefs by… Continue reading How can I get Work Authorization in the United States?
How do I File for Asylum?
It depends. You may file for asylum in immigration courts if you have been referred there. You may also file with USCIS directly to the asylum office. Either way, asylum is filed on I-589 form. Extensive supporting documents and declarations are essential to winning asylum. The law requires filing asylum within one year, however, notable… Continue reading How do I File for Asylum?
What do I do if I am in or referred to Immigration Court?
Being in immigration courts means the U.S. Government is trying to deport/remove you from the United States. In immigration courts, there are two separate hearings. At the Master Hearing, the judge will take pleadings to the charges against you and typically discuss with your attorney a plan of action. The judge will also impose a… Continue reading What do I do if I am in or referred to Immigration Court?
Should I obtain a Fiancé(e) Visa or Get Married First?
A commonly asked, but very complex question is whether someone should obtain a Fiancé(e) Visa or get married. The first thing to know is you must be a U.S. citizen to apply for a Fiancé(e) Visa (also known as a K-1). Fiancé(e) Visas are typically processed quicker by USCIS and the U.S. Consulates. If the… Continue reading Should I obtain a Fiancé(e) Visa or Get Married First?
Free vs Paid consultations by Immigration Lawyers?
Seeking legal advice can be expensive, and it is common for individuals to seek free consultations. However, when it comes to your future in the United States, you will want to be provided a necessary, accurate, and specific plan of action. Free consultations may be helpful for some; however, these interactions are typically short which… Continue reading Free vs Paid consultations by Immigration Lawyers?
Why should I hire a California Immigration Lawyer vs an Immigration Consultant?
Consultant vs Lawyer: While consultants serve an important function, they are not allowed to provide legal advice and are not bound by the same professional standard imposed by the State Bar. They can assist you with translating answers and questions on USCIS forms, get copies of supporting documents, and help you submit various forms. Consultants… Continue reading Why should I hire a California Immigration Lawyer vs an Immigration Consultant?
Why Should I Hire an Immigration Lawyer?
Immigration law, in and of itself, is extremely complex. It is heavily form-orientated and each question, even the yes or no ones, may seriously impact your application processes. Hiring a competent lawyer can help you effectively answer every question and avoid the various pitfalls that could end in rejection or denial. We recommend hiring a… Continue reading Why Should I Hire an Immigration Lawyer?
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