Category: Adjustment of Status


Immigration’s 90 Day Rule: A new change making harsher consequences

In September 2017, the Department of State redefined their policy in finding “Visa Fraud” and “Immigrant Intent.” The 30/60 Day Rule (also known as the 30/60/90 Day Rule) has been superseded by the 90 Day Rule. 9 FAM 302.9-4 reviews Inconsistent Conduct Within 90 Days of Entry: If an alien violates or engages in conduct inconsistent […]

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Ajuste de estado: Entrada Quilatan o Renunciado a Entrada

Una Entrada Quilatan, también conocido como renunciado a entrada, es una admisión legal por “regularidad procesal,” es idéntica a la entrada sin inspección. Una regularidad procesal significa que CPB permite entrada en un vehículo y los ocupantes no cometen fraude o indican material falso (mentiras), entonces la entrada constituye legal. Sin embargo, sin registro del […]

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4th Circuit and I-9 Fraud: False Claim to U.S. Citizenship, I-9 Fraud being treated as an “Immigration Benefit,” and the Adjustment of Status Process

To begin, the fundamentals must be explained. First, the Fourth Circuit governs the laws of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Second, the governing law can be found at: Dakura v. Holder, 772 F.3d 994 (2014). Third, a “False Claim to U.S. Citizenship” is a legal immigration term. Simply put, it is […]

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La Entrevista Inmigratoria – Entrevista Para Ajuste de Estado Legal o Entrevista de Residencia Permanente – ¿Que Puede Esperar y Como Prepararse?

[Leer Articular en Ingles – Tocar Aqui] El proceso inmigratorio es por lo general un proceso largo. Inmigrantes tienen que lidiar con la preocupación y estrés que acompaña este tipo de casos. Después si todo es archivado correctamente un inmigrante y sus familiares tendrán que asistir a una entrevista inmigratoria que dejará sus nervios de […]

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Youtube: Military Parole in Place: USCIS or ICE? Where to File?

  If you have any concerns, you should speak with a local Immigration Attorney, or you may call Fickey Martinez Law Firm, P.L.L.C. at (910) 526-0066 or email at attorney@fickeymartinezlaw.com.   Disclaimer: This Blog is made available by the lawyer or law firm publisher for educational purposes only as well as to give you general […]

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Youtube: When to have the I-693 Adjustment of Status Medical Evaluation?

  The Adjustment of Status Medical Evaluation uses the USCIS Form I-693. The I-693 medical evaluation has a shelf-life of one year. When an Adjustment of Status is using concurrent filing, the medical evaluation can be submitted with the I-130 and I-485. Additionally, it can be submitted at the future Immigration Interview. If USCIS wishes […]

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Youtube: Where to file a Parole in Place (PIP) Application?

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Fickey Martinez Law Firm at (910) 526-0066 or email us at attorney@fickeymartinezlaw.com.   Disclaimer: This Blog is made available by the lawyer or law firm publisher for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of the law, […]

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Permanent Bar for Two or More Illegal Entries – INA 212(a)(9)(C)(i)

The problem with multiple EWI or Entry Without Inspection is the automatic permanent bar to (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) Any U.S. Visa, and (3) Receiving Lawful Permanent Residence or a Green Card. There is no immediate waiver. This post will pose common questions and helpful examples. How is the Permanent Bar applied? If someone (1) entered […]

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Youtube: Travel While AOS is Pending

An Adjustment of Status applicant cannot travel outside of the United States unless the applicant applied for and was approved for Advance Parole. The approval designation would be placed on an Employment Authorization Card. The Stamp designating the ability of an Adjustment of Status applicant to travel will state “I-512 Advanced Parole” versus the default “Not […]

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