Category: Immigration



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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What To Do When A Green Card Is Lost Or Stolen

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When a Green Card or Lawful Permanent Resident Card is lost or stolen, an immigrant should take action to record this fact. From a USCIS perspective, the I-90 form requires (as a supporting document) a copy of the Green Card or a copy of another government-issued form of identification that contains your name, date of […]

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Parole in Place: Immigration Option For An Illegal Spouse, Child, Or Parent Of A Military Member

[Leer Post en Espanol] “Parole in Place” or “PIP” is an uncommon immigration option that is not as formalized as most USCIS processes. There is no PIP Form at USCIS and currently the process is free, at no cost to the immigrant or military member. However, it is recommended that a military member seek the […]

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Important Note On Where To File USCIS Forms

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Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the proper government agency to file most Immigrations Forms. A common issue arises in an immigration process: where to file? USCIS is a vast agency with offices throughout the United States. However, each form generally has specific instructions on (1) the proper filing fee, and (2) the […]

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The I-751 Basics: Removing Conditions Placed Upon A Temporary Green Card

A conditional Green Card generally occurs during Marriage-Based Green Card processing, where a U.S. Citizen spouse petitions for a foreign-national spouse to reside permanently within the United States. The conditions are placed on the Green Card when the marriage between the spouses is less than two years old. The reason for this is because a new […]

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