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Which Crimes Can Get You Deported?

In May 2023, federal prosecutors issued an indictment against United States Representative George Santos, a Brazilian-American investor who has been caught in an intricate web of alleged lies, fraud, and money laundering. However, some voters in his New York district were disappointed to learn that he wasn’t charged with a deportable offense, specifically immigration fraud. …Read More

The Advantages of Marrying a U.S. Citizen: Unveiling the Perks

Compared to other methods of immigrating to the United States, the K-1 and CR-1 visa categories aren’t so common. However, they stand out as being the methods with the highest rates of approval and faster processing times. Since 2019, the number of K-1 fiancé and fiancée visas issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) …Read More

What Does the Dignity Act of 2023 Require?

The immigration agenda brought to the White House by United States President Joe Biden didn’t include a reform proposal. When asked about this, Biden explained that his long career in the Senate lets him know that comprehensive immigration reform can only be accomplished with a unified government. In other words, his Democratic Party would need …Read More

Can I Avoid Being Deported by Marrying a U.S. Citizen?

In Hollywood films such as The Proposal and Green Card, the topic of foreigners getting married to American citizens to avoid getting deported from the United States is given a romantic comedy treatment. Since these are feel-good movies, the marriages portrayed start off as zany and borderline fraudulent, but the characters end up as cute …Read More

What Happens if You Get Rejected by Immigration?

During the fiscal year 2021, more than 1.4 million visa applications were declined or not approved by the United States Department of State. This represents nearly 9.5 percent of all submissions, which were largely for non-immigrant visa categories, such as skilled workers, tourists, entrepreneurs, students, artists, and a few others. As for the negative adjudications …Read More

Can Immigrants in California Be Permanent Residents?

Of the various state laws that went into effect in California in January 2023, one of the most interesting is related to the hiring requirements for police officers. Senate Bill 960 eliminated the American citizenship requirement for foreigners who wish to enter police academies in the Golden State. As long as they’re legally authorized to …Read More

Do I Have to Pay for Immigration Forms?

The costs associated with processing certain immigration benefits in the United States are set to increase in 2023. According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in January, the proposal may increase fees by more than 100 percent in some cases late this year, and the agency said …Read More

What Is the Time Frame for Immigrants to Get Documents?

The waiting times estimated by officials from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suggest some immigrants are able to get green cards within 90 days after their application packets are filed and fees are paid, but such estimates reflect ideal conditions the federal agency hasn’t experienced in many decades. The reality of USCIS processing …Read More

What to Expect at an Immigration Checkpoint

Many of the news stories reported from the border between the United States and Mexico center on immigration checkpoints, which often conjure mental images of busy facilities with long lines of cars, armed border patrol agents, inspection stations, fences, and razor wire. These facilities are formally called “ports of entry,” and they’re operated by the …Read More

September 2023