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Joseph Gerard Cella

Joseph Cella’s Legal Guides

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    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced to the nation the specifics of his Executive Action concerning our broken immigration system. The following is a brief summary of the changes expected t

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  • Is The Life After Removal? Application To Reenter after Removal

    Many people believe that being deportation is the end of life inthe United States, but that is not necessarily the case. Bars Against Reentry Initially, it should be noted that anyone who enters the U

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  • Cancellation of Removal for Certain Lawful Permanent Residents Under INA Section 240(a).

    Relief From Removal for Certain LPR's who (1) have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence for not less than five years; (2) have resided in the United States continuously for seven years after

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  • Parole In Place "PIP": A Solution for Immigrant Relatives of Military Members and Veterans

    New policy to legalize those "who illegally entered the United States and are a spouse, child, or parent of an active duty member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, o

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  • Exenciones ilícitos presencia ahora se pueden presentar en los Estados Unidos

    El 2 de enero de 2013, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional anunci una norma muy esperada que puede ayudar a ciertos inmigrantes, que se encuentran en la actualidad en los Estados Unidos de manera ilegal, quienes han solicitado la residencia permanente y tienen que salir de los...

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  • USCIS Approves Provisional Waiver Regulations Allowing Waivers To Be Filed Stateside

    On January 2, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security announced a long-awaited rule that may help certain immigrants, currently in the United States illegally, become Lawful Permanent Residents ("LPRs").

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    Background: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is granted for purposes of obtaining relief for children (anyone under age 21 and unmarried) from abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. In addition to being under twenty one years old and unmarried, to qualify for SIJ status a ...

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  • Proposed Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

    *Reminder: This proposed process is not in effect. To learn more, read this alert. Currently, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who have accrued a certain period of unlawful presence in the United States are barred from returning to the United States for as long as 3 or 10...

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    EB-5 Immigrant Investor,(Investment Greencard") Teh Employyment Based 5th Preference Immigrant Visa ("EB-5") was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the US economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. The Immigrant Investor Program is administe...

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