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January 25, 2017 Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement

Immigration is strongly guided by the President. This Executive Order below will mold a new kind of immigration law and policy for the 2017-to-2021 (or longer) presidential term. See below:   Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – BORDER SECURITY AND IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS By [..]

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President Obama on Cuban Immigration Policy – January 12, 2017

On January 12, 2017, the United States changed its relations with Cuba to normalize immigration policy. Prior to January 12, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security performed the “wet-foot/dry foot” policy. Under “wet foot, dry foot,” Cubans who reached American soil would be able stay in the U.S. and could apply for a Green Card. This special [..]

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How the Adjustment of Status (AOS) Two-Step Process Works

Getting a marriage-based green card is normally a two-step process. However, there are instances of a one-step process and a three-step process. It is wise to speak with an immigration attorney because knowing what kind of process you will need will help avoid “ineligibility denials,” prolonged USCIS filings, and stress. This post will talk about the [..]

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What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)?

USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries), who are already in the United States. TPS may be granted for a country due to the following temporary conditions in that country: Ongoing armed conflict (such as civil war) An environmental disaster (such as earthquake or hurricane), or an epidemic [..]

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What is Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)?

Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), much like Temporary Protected Status (TPS), is created President and not a “by-product” of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Why did DED come about? The U.S. Government wanted to protect people who were forced to flee their country as a result of armed conflict and widespread civil strife, an eligibility [..]

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Youtube: Changing Your Address with the NVC

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Fickey Martinez Law Firm at (910) 526-0066 or email us at attorney@fickeymartinezlaw.com.   Disclaimer: This Blog is made available by the lawyer or law firm publisher for educational purposes only as well as to give you general information and a general understanding of [..]

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