17. November 2017
The Green Card is the everyday term that means Legal Permanent Resident status in the United States. Legal Permanent Residents, also called Green Card holders or LPRs, may work and remain permanently in the United States. The LPR can travel freely in and out of the United States—whether for business, pleasure, or personal reasons. That said, a Legal Permanent Resident must avoid long or constant absences, because this status can be lost. There are several ways to obtain the Green Card and all...
19. September 2017
TPS or Temporary Protect Status is a status granted by the United States to foreign citizens who are in the US and unable to return to their country of origin due to ongoing armed conflict, environmental disasters, or an epidemic. Those that are eligible and apply for TPS are not removable and can obtain employment authorization. However, to be eligible, an individual has to be present in the US on the day that TPS is designated. Those coming later cannot apply, and those still in the effected...
14. September 2017
Since President Trump announced the end of DACA, current recipients are looking for alternative options. If you have married a US citizen, you may have options to consider. Many immigrants are aware that if they entered without a visa they are not able to obtain residency in the US through marriage. Rather, they must leave the country, and that presents a problem for many who then will be barred for reentry due to their unlawful presence in the US. However, there is a provisional waiver that...
08. September 2017
With President Trump ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), advance parole is also ending. Those currently on DACA need to be aware of what this means for them. First, it is important to understand what Advance Parole is and why and how it is used. Second, DACA recipeients should be aware that there are always risks involved when travelling with advance parole. If someone is inadmissible, that means that if that person is outside the US and trying to enter, he/she will most...