Curious about how Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s immigration plan may affect your family? *********************************************** ¿Tiene curiosidad sobre cómo el plan de inmigración de la candidata presidencial Joe Biden puede afectar a su familia?

The Biden-Harris Administration has proposed a compassionate and inclusive plan to not only address the damage to our immigration and asylum systems during the past four years, but to encourage a modernization and reform of our immigration policy to the benefit of us all. Some major highlights include promoting a pathway to U.S. Citizenship for […]

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What is the Current Status of DACA? Updated July 20, 2020 ¿Cuál es el estado actual de DACA? Actualizado 20 de julio de 2020

Although the DACA program is flawed in that it does not offer a pathway to permanent status in the U.S., it is critical as it protects its recipients from deportation and allows them to receive employment authorization. Through these protections, the DACA program has provided immigrant youth with access to higher education, better paying jobs, […]

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How can the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) help an abused spouse obtain lawful permanent residence (green card)?

Under VAWA, noncitizen victims of domestic violence may “self-petition” for U.S. residence without the cooperation of an abusive spouse. Victims may also self-petition if they are divorced as long as the marriage to the abusive spouse was terminated within two years of filing the petition. An approved VAWA self-petition provides the applicant with work authorization, […]

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5 Common Myths about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitions

The abuse must be physical. One requirement to qualify under VAWA is that the petitioner has been subjected to battery or extreme cruelty. Domestic violence may be physical, but verbal abuse or emotional abuse are also forms of domestic violence and depending on the specific circumstances, may amount to extreme cruelty. Only women qualify for […]

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Ten Tips for Hiring the Right Immigration Attorney

Make sure they are an attorney and not merely a notario or consultant, and that the attorney is a member in good standing with their state bar. Check them out on-line. Do they have good reviews from others in the community? Are other clients pleased with the attorney’s work on their case?  See if the attorney […]

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5 FAQ’s About Immigration Bonds

En Español What is an immigration bond? When a person is detained and held in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), their immigration and criminal history is reviewed and a determination will be made whether the person qualifies for a bond. Payment of the bond is required for the person to be released […]

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