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Category Archives: Green Cards

Common Reasons Green Card Applications Are Denied

In a constitutional representative republic such as the United States, individuals have rights, responsibilities, and privileges. Freedom of speech is an example of a civil right. Compliance with tax laws is a responsibility. Getting a driver’s license is a privilege. Foreigners who wish to reside and work in the U.S. hope that one day they’ll …Read More

Is Getting My Green Card Like Visiting the DMV?

The United States used to be considered a global leader in terms of general efficiency. This is the image that comes to mind because of the military victories of World War II, the rebuilding of European alliances after the war, the Apollo space program, the establishment of Detroit as the automaking capital of the world, …Read More

How Long Does It Take to Get a Marriage Green Card?

Obtaining a green card by means of marrying a citizen of the United States is usually thought of as the fastest path toward legal residency. The only other path that would be faster involves joining the military during wartime. According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a foreign spouse living in the U.S. could …Read More

Can Green Card Holders Be Deported?

Ever since United States President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he has been trying to make good on his campaign promise to deport as many “illegal aliens” as possible. The numbers of foreigners removed from the country in recent years are significant, but the way they’re reported by immigration officials and the White …Read More

What Is the Time Frame for Getting Green Cards?

In the middle of March 2020, federal government agencies in the United States published a series of announcements related to how they intend to operate in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the case of immigrants applying for residency status, Citizenship and Immigration Services issued an important clarification: testing positive for the coronavirus wouldn’t …Read More

Is Losing a Green Card Grounds for Deportation?

The permanent resident card (“green card”) issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is formally known as Form I-551. It’s issued upon satisfactory adjudication of Form I-485, also known as Adjustment of Status. This official document can be lost or stolen, but it can also be replaced by means of filing a …Read More

How Do I Apply to Get a Green Card?

In May 2019, United States President Donald Trump announced a high-level proposal for immigration reform, something his predecessor and a bipartisan group of senior senators have been pushing for years. As can be expected, Trump’s proposal is heavy on border security and misguided protectionism. However, an interesting item caught the attention of immigration lawyers in …Read More

Can I Work in the United States While I’m Waiting for My Green Card?

Upon arriving in the United States, foreigners are expected to abide by the conditions stipulated on their visas. In many cases, this means not being allowed to work or generate income while staying in the country, but this prohibition can be lifted under certain circumstances. The first aspect to consider in this regard is whether …Read More

Differences Between Having a Green Card & Being a U.S. Citizen

Naturalized citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States share some legal rights insofar as being able to live in the country indefinitely. Residence and citizenship are both benefits conferred by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, but there are marked differences between the two.  Travel Differences  Freedom of movement between the U.S. and …Read More

Common Questions Asked in a Marriage-Based Green Card Interview

When a foreigner marries a U.S. citizen, there are some potential legal issues that may arise. For most married couples seeking adjustment of immigration status into permanent residency, the prospect of an interview before a case adjudicator is cause for concern. Immigration interviews are conducted mostly to confirm all paperwork is in order and that …Read More

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