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The Downsides of DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or more commonly known as DACA, began on August 15, 2012. DACA is a program that permits qualifying undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States and fear deportation for merely being in the United States. However, DACA has its own risks for undocumented immigrants. This article will explain the main [..]

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Permanent Bar for Two or More Illegal Entries – INA 212(a)(9)(C)(i)

The problem with multiple EWI or Entry Without Inspection is the automatic permanent bar to (1) U.S. citizenship, (2) Any U.S. Visa, and (3) Receiving Lawful Permanent Residence or a Green Card. There is no immediate waiver. This post will pose the common questions and helpful examples. How is the Permanent Bar applied? If someone (1) [..]

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When DACA Should Not Be Applied For Initially

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or more commonly known as DACA, began on August 15, 2012. DACA is a program that permits qualifying undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States and fear deportation for merely being in the United States. This article will consider the initial applicants of DACA, specifically those who should [..]

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What is the I-130 Petition for Parents?

The I-130 Petition for Parents, also known as an alien relative, is the process to request a non-U.S. Citizen or Foreign Nation to reside as a lawful permanent resident in the United States. The Petition for a Parent is only available to US Citizen Petitioners. Furthermore, a child who is a US Citizen must also [..]

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What is the I-130 Petition for Spouse?

The I-130 Petition for Spouse, also known as an alien relative, is the process to request a non-U.S. Citizen or Foreign Nation to reside as a lawful permanent resident in the United States. The Petition for a Spouse is one kind of petition that has some follow-up questions. What kind of processes is this petition [..]

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What Does Terminating DACA Mean?

“Terminate” can mean a few possibilities.  I will answer this question with 3 variations of what terminating DACA could look like. First, terminate can mean that all DACA enrollments and renewals will be denied. If the termination allows the existing EAD (Employment authorization Documents) to expire naturally, DACA will phase out in two years time. [..]

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