Tag: Immigration Law

How to Obtain an Adjustment of Status

If you have a permanent residence outside of the Unites States but wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis you likely will apply for a non-immigrant visa.  There are different classifications of non-immigrant status including foreign government officials, visitors for business and pleasure, students, and investors.  Because non-immigrant visas are temporary, they expire…

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Federal Prosecutors to Facilitate Investigation of Illegal Migrants in Border Districts

Crackdown on Illegal Migrants in Border Districts

New Policies Asking for Harsher Penalties for Illegal Entry Previously, illegal entry cases have been charged as misdemeanors.  In a recent memo to U.S.attorneys nationwide, Jeff Sessions, the U.S. attorney general, urges prosecutors to charge repeat illegal entry cases as felonies.  Similarly, the memo urges federal prosecutors to prioritize immigration-related cases.  The Trump administration argues that the…

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Just because someone has grounds for inadmissibility, that doesn't mean they are ineligible for a visa or green card.

Waivers of Inadamissibility

Waivers of Inadmissibility Inadmissibility is a term that means a barrier to receiving a visa or green card.   Consequently, in the United States there are specific grounds that can lead to inadmissibility of entry into the U.S. Grounds for Inadmissibility: Health-related grounds Economic Grounds Criminal Grounds Moral Grounds Violation of Entry or Documentation Other…

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