Received a Notice to Appear? Deportation is a serious threat

Even if you know someone who the authorities deported from the U.S., it is easy to assume it will never happen to you or your family. However, believing you are somehow immune could be a big mistake. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statistics, their officers deported 267,000 non-U.S. citizens during 2019. Deportation […]

What rights do all employees have regardless of immigration status?

Individuals who are undocumented might think that they have to deal with whatever an employer chooses to do. There are some specific rights that all employees have, and documentation isn’t a factor when it comes to the protections for employees. It’s important that all workers understand these points. This can help them ensure that their […]

Could you lose your green card?

It takes a lot of hard work to get a US green card. Over the last four years, there have been attempts to make immigration harder. While some have failed, getting another green card will be hard if you lose yours. Once you get one, you need to avoid doing anything which could cause the […]

What do you need to know about provisional unlawful presence waivers?

Foreign nationals who are preparing to leave the U.S. for an immigrant visa interview must first secure an unlawful presence inadmissibility waiver before doing so. Some of the individuals needing to secure this waiver before their departure include U.S. citizens’ immediate relatives such as parents, spouses and children. They may all be able to secure […]

What kinds of criminal offenses can impact your immigration status?

As someone in the United States on a visa or who has not yet completed the naturalization process, it’s important to know that there are restrictions that impact your rights. If you wind up arrested for a criminal offense and eventually charged, you may worry about what that criminal charge will mean for your future. […]

Preparing for your Stokes interview with USCIS

You know that your marriage is real and not some kind of scam designed to get your spouse a green card — but the authorities at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) weren’t convinced. Now, you and your spouse are scheduled for a second interview. Known as a Stokes interview, this is your shot to […]

Can you use marijuana legally if you aren’t a U.S. citizen?

If you’re an immigrant living in Colorado, you probably know by now that the state has a robust medical marijuana program. It has also legalized the recreational use of the drug for adults 21 years of age and older. Don’t get caught in a trap, however. There’s a massive disconnect between state law and federal […]

How becoming a permanent resident is a step toward citizenship

A permanent legal resident in the United States has more rights and protections than someone living in the United States or visiting with a visa. Those who have a Green Card or Permanent Resident Card can live and work in the United States with all the protections of the law. In fact, they can even […]

Do I have to answer the door for immigration officials?

It can be an unnerving experience to have immigration officers knocking on your door, but do you know what to do when this happens? You may wonder about your rights and if you share the rights that U.S. citizens have, especially if you are undocumented. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, your immigration status […]

U.S. Supreme Court makes DACA ruling

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a program created under the Obama administration. When Trump took office, there was a challenge about the program’s legality which ended up with it being in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling.  According to the National Immigration Law Center, the U.S. Supreme Court was considering […]