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November 2021

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How To Get a Green Card in the United States

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Adjustment of Status is the process to get a green card in the United States. It is one of the most common immigration processes. This process allows a person to change their immigration status, whatever it is, to a lawful permanent resident status. If you are in the United States and eligible for this process, filing for Adjustment of Status with Form I-485 is the path to get your Green Card. With a Green Card you can remain in the United States as a legal permanent resident. As a permanent resident you can legally work in the United States. There is a variety...

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When Can I Use a Waiver?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When a person is inadmissible to the United States and they want to apply for and get an immigrant visa, adjust their status, other nonimmigrant status, or even other immigration benefits, they will need to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. In the following article we will explore when a waiver is available for a person, and how they can be used. The process of filing and applying for a waiver is best completed with legal representation, so if you have been deemed inadmissible to the United States and want to know if you're eligible for a waiver,...

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Grounds of Inadmissibility: Part II

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In our previous article we explored certain grounds of inadmissibility and today we’d like to cover other grounds of inadmissibility. In our latest webinar, we explain most grounds of inadmissibility with greater detail. We recall that being inadmissible refers to not being allowed into or eligible to adjust status in the United States. I. Multiple Convictions A person may become inadmissible if that person has multiple convictions and the combine sentences add up to 5 years or more. Unlike other categories of inadmissibility this category looks only at the length of the sentence impose. Thus, even if one crime does not...

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Grounds of Inadmissibility: Part I

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Inadmissibility, in the immigration law context, is a finding that a person is not allowed to enter nor “adjust status” in the United States. In our previous webinar, we explained the concept in greater detail, and talked about some grounds of inadmissibility. In this article, we will explore some of the most common grounds of inadmissibility. I. Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (“CIMT”) In essence, a CIMT is something that is morally wrong and unacceptable by current social standards. The crime must require that a person acts with intent to commit the crime, and not just recklessly or negligently. There are many types...

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