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 […]

What papers do I need to legally work in the U.S.?

Part of the American way of life is securing good employment. If you want to find a job, you first should make sure your papers are in order as your new employer will require certain documents upon hiring you.  According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explains that to legally hire you, your potential employer […]

Drug violations may trigger detention, deportation

While anyone who commits a drug-related crime may face legal trouble, you may face particularly harsh consequences as an immigrant facing drug charges. Any drug violation has the capacity to lead to detention and deportation. In some cases, those deportations may permanently prevent you from ever returning to the United States. According to the Drug […]

What is the difference between affirmative and defensive asylum?

If you apply for asylum, there are two different applications to choose between. Which application you choose will depend on whether any formal removal proceedings began. Before you apply for asylum, it is crucial to know the differences between the options so that you choose correctly.  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services explains the […]

A DUI could affect your immigration status

Colorado residents often enjoy a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage when getting together for picnics, tailgating and other occasions. However, if you get behind the wheel after consuming these beverages and law enforcement stops you, the consequences can go beyond a night in jail and a fine. We often represent immigrants facing drunk driving charges. […]

Are DACA recipients eligible for financial aid?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program seeks to protect you and others who came to the United States without the proper documentation through no fault of your own. However, it does not necessarily mean you have all the same rights and protections as your natural-born peers, and this holds true when it comes to […]

What are an immigrant’s employment rights?

In the U.S., there are federal laws that prohibit discrimination and harassment in the workplace. No employee should have to put up with ethnic slurs, hostile behavior or taunting due to his or her national origin. You cannot face discrimination due to an accent or because you speak another language in addition to English. You […]

3 mistakes that could cost you your green card

Becoming a U.S. citizen takes considerable time and effort, but once you do so, you should be able to enjoy the same rights and freedoms as natural-born citizens. If you wish to become a citizen through naturalization, you must first obtain a green card. Once you have that green card, you need to do everything […]