Green Card

For Chinese Couple

Finding Love at Last Mr. K was born in Hong Kong in 1961. In 1986, he came to the United States as a student. He continued living quietly in the USA for many years after his studies, but never married. That all changed when, at the age of 51, he met a woman through some mutual friends. The only problem was that she lived in New York and he in

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I-601/I-601A Waivers

What is the difference between an I-601 and an I-601A waiver? Both are waivers of inadmissibility that are based on hardship to a qualifying U.S. citizen or LPR relative. The main difference is that you can apply for the I-601 from inside or outside of the United States; for the I-601A, you have to be in the country since it is designed as a pre-approved waiver of inadmissibility. The I-601A

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I-212 Waiver for Chinese Mother

Abused for her Beliefs in China Ms. L was born and raised in China. She was a practitioner of the Falun Gong spiritual religion, which Chinese authorities consider subversive. She was detained and abused because of her beliefs; after her eventual release, police officers continued to threaten her. To be able to live freely, she came to the United States in 2006. Unfortunately, Immigration Court denied her claim of Asylum

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I-212 Waiver Questions and Answers

What is an I-212 Waiver? Why would I need one? Its full name is “Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal,” which gives a clue about its purpose. If you have left the country under a removal order and you want to come back, you will need to apply for this waiver. However, you do not need one if you followed an

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Lenten Devotion: Celebrating Foreign-Born Women

Everyone knows two things Roughly half the world population are women, and also that men are preferred in almost every way. Most world leaders are men. Men are paid more for the same work and same level of education throughout the world. And yet the vast majority of women over the age of 40 are mothers, most caring for both children and parents. Foreign born women finding their way into

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Religion in Immigration

Religion can be a very important factor in immigration law. As there are holidays in many religions during the coming months, it is the perfect time to talk about this topic. Watch our video to learn more. Can you define religion for immigration purposes. Religion has to be a defined and recognized major religion, sect, or denomination, such as Catholicism, Sunni or Shi’a Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, etc.

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I-130 Petition Questions and Answers

What is an I-130 Petition? This is one of the ways that you can apply for a Green Card. It is family based. Who can apply? Who counts as “Qualifying Relatives?” You can apply if you have a Qualifying Relative: a spouse, parent, child, or sibling who is a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident. What counts as a “bona fide” marriage? What kinds of documents will I need to

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Asylum Questions and Answers

Asylum is one of the most important parts of immigration law. Come learn more about this central topic. What is Asylum? Asylum is a method that immigrants can use to stay legally in the United States if they can demonstrate a subjective fear of going home based on: 1. Race, 2. Religion, 3. Nationality, 4.Political Opinion, or 5. Membership in a Particular Social Group The application is called an I-589

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Fiance Visa and Marriage Petition

Video: K-1 Fiance Visa and Marriage Petition- Questions and Answers

It’s Valentine’s Day! Many immigrants want to be able to bring their partner here to the United States. Come learn more about how to accomplish this dream! The K-1 Fiancé Visa This visa allows a person to enter into the United States legally in order to get married to a U.S. Citizen fiancé. What do I need to be eligible for a K-1 Fiancé Visa? Unfortunately, Green Card holders are

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Malaysian scholar suffers extreme hardship but earns Green Card

Scholar faces hardship The strength of a family is often defined by the challenges that test each members resolve, devotion, and commitment towards achieving a common goal. For our Malaysian client and his family, building a life in the United States amidst the most extreme personal hardship proved that no challenge is too great and no goal is ever too far away. After assisting our client for over ten years,

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