Category: Immigration



The J Visa: The Unknown Goldmine To Many

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The J visa, created in 1961, is an underutilized visa program that classes as a non-immigrant visa. This visa allows its holders the ability to work and study in the United States under exchange-visitor programs that promote education and culture. In a given month, the United States has about 170,000 J Visa holders, and an […]

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Who Can An Immigration Attorney Help?

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I have received a few questions about who an immigration attorney can help. In short, an immigration attorney can help people anywhere in the world, whether in the United States or abroad, in U.S. Immigration Matters. In a previous post (found here), I stated that Franchesco Fickey Martinez is a NC Immigration Attorney and that […]

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Immigrants Who Serve In The Armed Forces Through The MAVNI Program

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Amidst all of the controversy and political backlashes, immigrants are able to join the U.S. Armed Forces, just like they have been able to do over the past 150 years. Currently, there is approximately 25,000 immigrants serving in the U.S. military. Under the “Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest” program, or MAVNI, a limited […]

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Anchor Baby: A Myth Created By Politicians

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Many believe the myth of an “Anchor Baby,” where illegal immigrants are afforded lawful status by virtue of a baby being born within the United States. However, an “Anchor Baby” is only a myth. But, it must be said that this myth does hold some truth. It is true that a baby born within the […]

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Sponsoring An Immigrant: The Requirements, The Good, And The Bad

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The Requirements Sponsoring, in the immigration context, is the requesting that an immigrant receives a Green Card (“Lawful Permanent Residence”) and that the Sponsor will claim financial responsibility if the immigrant requests public benefits when in the United States. Sponsoring is financial based, and as such, the finances of the Sponsor must exceed 125% of […]

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