Immigration Explained

Does a criminal record affect my immigration?

In this Immigration Explained video we meet Attorney Richard Drucker and he discusses how a criminal record might impact your immigration process. If I have been convicted of a crime in my country can I obtain a Visa or Green Card for the United States? Depends on the type of crime. Minor crime, then no you can still obtain a Green Card. A crime that is a felony, involving drugs

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Immigration Fraud & Frivolous Applications

We discuss the difference between immigration fraud and frivolous applications and some of the consequences. Please remember: just tell the truth on all immigration applications. What is immigration fraud? Material misrepresentation is when you say your married when divorced or change your last name or birthdate. There is also document fraud which is identity theft. What could happen if I am caught after doing this? Fines, jail or deportation.  Check

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Why Become a United States Citizen

After you receive your Green Card, what’s next? We discuss why it is important to become a United States Citizen.  Watch us answer the most common questions. I have my Green Card – Is there a benefit to become an American Citizen? Yes. You reduce your risk of deportation, have voting rights in U.S. Elections or become an elected official. Both also shows your Patriotism. You can travel safety in

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Extreme Hardship

Many applications require that you can show “Extreme Hardship” to a qualifying relative, like your US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident parents, children, or spouse. Today we are going to learn more about what qualifies as Extreme Hardship. What are the two ways I need to show hardship? If the foreign born goes back what would happen to spouse or if the spouse would return to home country. What are

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J-1 Visa – Work and Learn in America

What is a J-1 Visa? A J-1 is a type of nonimmigrant visa that allows someone to come to the United States to work, participate in training/education programs. It is intended to promote cultural exchange between the United States and other countries. What kinds of jobs or programs can I participate in? There are many programs available; here are a few examples. Medical and business training/education programs are popular. Teachers

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Know Your Rights – Explained

Many immigrants are unaware of their rights in the United States. They are extremely important and can help protect you. Read on to learn more! Also refer to our Know Your Rights Cards, print one out and keep it with you. They are available in 4 languages: English, Español, 中文, عَرَبِيّ Do Immigrants have constitutional rights? Yes! The United States was founded on a series of laws and freedoms under

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U-Visa Questions and Answers

What is a U-Visa? The U-Visa is a relatively new nonimmigrant visa for victims of crimes. The crime must be a serious violation of criminal law, not civil law, and the person filing must be the direct victim of the crime. For example, if a child was the victim of a crime, their parents could not file for a U-Visa. What is my requirement to work with the police once

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Extraordinary Ability Visas

Do you have an extraordinary ability? Do you excel in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, and who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those? If you still have questions then view our video to find out the answers. What are the two visas that I can use to come to the United

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Work Permits, Social Security Numbers, and Taxes

Most immigrants in the United States want to be able to work here legally; there are many different paths to achieve this goal. Also, just like everyone else, it is very important that immigrants file taxes. They can use a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. What are the different types of Work Permits? There are dozens of different ways to get a work permit; you have

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Non-LPR 10-Year Cancellation of Removal

What is Ten-Year Cancellation? This is a form of relief from deportation that, unlike asylum, can only be filed defensively. The application is known as a 42B. Who can apply? You can apply for Ten-Year Cancellation if you: 1. Have been physically present in the United States for at least 10 years. 2. Can demonstrate that your removal would cause Extreme Hardship to Qualifying Relatives 3. Are a person of

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