Posts tagged with 'uscis'

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If you read last week’s post about the growing backlog in US immigration courts, you may be interested in a recent New Yorker article on how things got this bad, what the backlog means, and what the Trump administration plans to do about it.

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The Trump administration’s new and ever-changing executive orders on immigration and border security are a big-league worry for many foreign visitors to the United States. Over the past few weeks, The Law Office of Daniel J. Smith has fielded calls from clients and worried international travelers who ask, “Can they really search my phone or my laptop? What information are ...

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In Upton Sinclair’s turn-of-the-century novel The Jungle, the Lithuanian family at the center of the tragic story falls victim to a housing grift targeted at recently-arrived immigrants to the U.S. Unable to speak English, unfamiliar with American law, and seduced by...

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In Upton Sinclair’s turn-of-the-century novel The Jungle, the Lithuanian family at the center of the tragic story falls victim to a housing grift targeted at recently-arrived immigrants to the U.S. Unable to speak English, unfamiliar with American law, and seduced by the promise of a better life in a new country, the family sinks what little money they’ve saved into ...

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If you read last week’s post about the growing backlog in US immigration courts, you may be interested in a recent New Yorker article on how things got this bad, what the backlog means, and what the Trump administration plans...

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A recent report published by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that the number of removal cases waiting to be decided in immigration court has risen to nearly 600,000. 100,000 of those cases were added in the last twelve...

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There are two ways to become a citizen of the United States. First, you can become a citizen by being born in the US, or having parents who are US citizens. Because this kind of citizenship is automatic, you may be a US citizen and not even know it. The second path to citizenship is to apply for naturalization. If ...

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It’s every immigrant’s worst nightmare: You’ve been arrested by US immigration officials, ordered to appear at a hearing before an immigration judge, and told you’ll probably be deported. You may be placed in detention. You’re probably very scared, confused about what is going on, and unsure of what you should do.

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In this article, we’ll cover the most common grounds for deportability. As always, remember that there is no substitute for the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, who can help you navigate the complex and often confusing world of immigration law.

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If you’re facing removal, you will have to show the government that you don’t meet any of the grounds for deportability. Due to some quirky legal rules, the specific grounds for deportability are different from the grounds for inadmissibility, but broadly speaking, they are both divided into criminal and non-criminal categories.

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