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Bona Fide Marriage

What is a Bona Fide Marriage?

What is a Bona Fide Marriage? To obtain a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen it is crucial to demonstrate to the USCIS that the marriage is a good faith marriage. USCIS is extremely cautious about issuing green cards to spouse’s of U.S. citizens. Thus, evidence of a bona fide marriage… Read More »

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The U Visa and How It Can Protect Workers

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: u visa

The U Visa and How It Can Protect Workers Unions and other worker advocates often witness, first-hand, employer exploitation and abuse of immigrants in the workplace. Abusive practices may violate collective bargaining agreements, wage and hour laws, equal employment protections, or the right of workers to engage in protected concerted activity. Sometimes, however, employer… Read More »

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Employment Authorization for Certain Abused Nonimmigrant Spouses

Employment Authorization for Certain Abused Nonimmigrant Spouses

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Employment-Based Immigration

Employment Authorization for Certain Abused Nonimmigrant Spouses If you were admitted to the United States as the spouse of an A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant who has abused you, you may be eligible for employment authorization. Provisions added to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by the Violence Against Women and Department of… Read More »

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Fiancé(e) Visa or Immigrant (Spousal) Visa? Which is Best for You?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Spouse Immigrant Visa

Fiancé(e) Visa or Immigrant (Spousal) Visa? Which is Best for You? There are two ways that a US citizen who has a significant other living abroad can bring that person into the United States- as a fiancé(e) through the K1 visa process or as a spouse through an immigrant visa. A fiancé(e) visa, is… Read More »

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What is President Biden’s Immigration Plan?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Deportation Protection

What is President Biden’s Immigration Plan? One of the promises that President Biden has made while running for president had been immigration. He was committed to change the system that was before him. He promised many things but what exactly may this plan entail? First off, President Biden has signed an order that invalidates… Read More »

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Investment Immigration

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Investment Visa

Investment Immigration The United States EB-5 visa allows eligible immigrant investors to become lawful permanent residence by investing at least $900,000 that will finance a business in the United States giving the ability to employ 10 American workers. All EB-5 investors must invest in a new commercial enterprise. Commercial enterprise is any for-profit activity… Read More »

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Special Immigration Juveniles

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By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Green Card, Naturalization, Naturalization Interview

Special Immigration Juveniles Special Immigration Juvenile (SIJ) classification allows a United States residence to seek protection of a juvenile court due to abuse, abandonment, and or neglect from a parent. If Special Immigration Juvenile is granted, they may receive lawful permanent residence as well. Eligibility: In order to be eligible to receive Special Immigration… Read More »

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Immigration Issues for Noncitizen Nationals. What is a Non Citizen National?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Naturalization, US Citizenship

What is a Non Citizen National? Non citizen nationals are not considered U.S citizens, but they are also not illegal immigrants. Non citizen nationals are natives of an American territorial possession, this includes American Samoa and Swains Island. Non citizen nationals are entitled to free entry into the U.S like U.S citizens and are… Read More »

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LGBT Immigration Asylum

LGBT Asylum Seekers in the USA – LGBT Lawyers NYC

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Asylum Interview, US Citizenship

LGBT Immigration Asylum Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) immigrants face many issues that are distinctive to problems that non LGBT immigrants go though. LGBT immigrants experience the added challenges of being discriminated upon because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. LGBT people often seek asylum in the U.S. because of fears and… Read More »

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Criminal Immigration Fraud

Criminal Immigration Fraud Immigration fraud is a term that is used to describe a fraudulent immigration act. Performing fraudulent immigration acts may result in federal criminal charges and penalties. The federal government takes all allegations of fraud connecting to immigration very seriously. Individuals that are accused of committing fraudulent acts can face criminal prosecution,… Read More »

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