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In March, 2013 by executive order President Barack Obama permitted undocumented foreign nationals with qualifying relatives to apply for waivers while in the United States. This order helped those undocumented aliens who entered the US unlawfully to regularize if they have qualifying immediate family members who will suffer hardship. The President’s purpose was to avoid...
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Adjustment of status in the United States is available to spouses of U.S. citizens, their children and the parents of U.S. citizens even if they entered the U.S. without visas. A battered alien’s children may also apply without a petition if the child can show he/she resided with the U.S. citizen when the child was...
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If an undocumented alien is stopped by an Immigration or police officer without probable cause or reasonable suspicion, a Court Motion to Suppress may be initiated to prevent the evidence obtained by immigration from proving that the alien is illegally present in the U.S. This evidence is excludable to discourage the government’s illegal action. The...
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Parole in Place is a program to help immediate family members, namely, spouses, minor children and parents of military personnel who have entered the U.S. without visas. These immediate relatives would normally have to return to their countries and obtain an immigrant visa that would require a Waiver because of entry without a visa. Parole...
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Undocumented Family of Military Can Now Apply for Permanent Residence in the U.S. Friday, November 15, 2013 the U.S. government announced that it allows undocumented immigrant spouses, minor children, and parents, of military or veterans, to change to permanent residence in the U.S. The announcement has given the power to the Immigration Service to grant...
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Question: I’ve always wanted to be a permanent resident. How can I do this? Answer: You can apply for a permanent resident green card, if you have an immediate family member who is a U.S. citizen or a U.S. spouse. A U.S. spouse or a U.S. parent or U.S. child over the age of 21 can help...
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The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 established the principle that if a child is under the age of 18 and one parent is a citizen, either by birth or naturalization, and the child lives in the U.S. with permanent residence, and the child is living under the custody of the parent, then the child is...
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The Immigration Service’s decision to accept gay marriage immigration in States where such marriages have been legally performed has resulted in a torrent of alien relative applications. By the full faith and credit clause of the Constitution, all States in the U.S. must recognize such marriages even for their residents who went to States to...
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Part of the New Changes to the Immigration Law In 2013 new pathways for residence have been offered to undocumented immigrants by the President and the Supreme Court. Perhaps as well Congress may pass an amnesty that could lead the way for the green card for 11 million undocumented individuals. The most recent pathway for...
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On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court overruled the Defense of Marriage Act of California (DOMA) declaring it unconstitutional because DOMA denied same sex couples the right to marry. Same sex marriages are now entitled to federal benefits equal to those of heterosexual married couples to include immigration benefits such as green cards. The Secretary...
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