Category: Immigration


DACA & Green Card Adjustment

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DACA, also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a status in United States Immigration Law that does not permit a DACA Recipient to immediately qualify for Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident Status. DACA, from a legal standpoint, is merely the exercise of the U.S. Government to grant temporary legal presence and […]

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Preparing for the Naturalization Test (Part 3)

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Now that an applicant has studied for the test or at least knows where to find study resources, there are two common questions that must be answered. First, what happens if you don’t pass? An applicant will be given two opportunities to take the English and civics tests and to answer all questions related to […]

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Preparing for the Naturalization Test (Part 2)

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There are a few ways to prepare and to study for a coming Naturalization Test. Before I refer someone to a private resource (which I have not done as of yet), I like to state the free sources that are available to the public. The following are online resources that, in my opinion, provide great information […]

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Preparing for the Naturalization Test (Part 1)

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The most common concern among clients is what exactly occurs during the Naturalization Interview. The simple answer is that during a client’s naturalization interview before a USCIS Officer, the applicant will be tested on their knowledge of civics and their ability to speak, understand, read, and write English. An applicant’s ability to speak and understand […]

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An Electronic I-94: A Brief Explanation

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An I-94 is essentially an immigrant’s recorded entry and exit of the United States. The I-94 is also sometimes called an Arrival-Departure Record. In the event Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not stamp an immigrant’s passport or provide an I-94 card, the immigrant will likely be able to find their I-94 in its electronic […]

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What happened to DAPA? An Update

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DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans was a program that was announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014. The President’s speech was moving, but more importantly, it shed some light on the nation’s undocumented immigrant issue. DAPA, as the name suggests, allows parents of U.S. Citizens and parents of Lawful Permanent Residents to […]

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An Un-uniform Immigration System: Fears of Customs and Border Protection

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The United States Immigration System is not uniform, uniform in practice or uniform in policy. The immigration system, as a like to describe it, is a system with thousands of different views. What I mean by that is how it is implemented by immigration officers. Thus, each immigration officer is able to practice under their understanding […]

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