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Stuart Reich’s Legal Guides

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  • When Joint Sponsorship is Needed

    A guide for immigration sponsors who cannot meet the financial support or status/residence requirements for the Affidavit of Support, and those who might assist them.

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  • Your visa is expiring, but you are stuck in the U.S. due to something beyond your control

    Q: I am in the US on a Nonimmigrant Visa which is about to expire — but I can't get home, Is there any way I can avoid overstaying my visa? A: First, the exact status in which you are in the U.S. nee

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  • Immigration overview

    Immigration is one of the most complex areas of law, where individuals who often don't speak English as a primary language are somehow expected to understand a complex series of laws and regulations (from various government agencies and courts) which often confound American attor...

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  • Nonimmigrant Visa FAQs

    Q: What does "Nonimmigrant" mean? A: Essentially, "nonimmigrant" means "temporary" - a visa that allows a foreign national to be present in the U.S. for a limited period of time for a specific purposes, and normally to travel out of and reenter the U.S. during that period to res...

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  • Priority Dates and Preference Classes Explained

    What is the Priority Date? The priority date is the date the first paperwork for permanent residence is filed with a government agency. For an Employer-sponsored case, this is either the date a lab

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  • What Does "Status" Mean?

    A guide to the immigration concept of "Status"

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  • The Three and Ten Year Bars to Reentry

    A summary of the bars for overstaying visa status here.

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  • What is the difference between a visa and a visa stamp?

    What is the difference between a visa and a visa stamp? A visa is best defined as the right to be present in the U.S. for a specific period of time for a specific purpose. Both the type of visa on wh

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  • The differences between permanent residence and citizenship

    This guide explains the legal distinction between permanent residence (a "green card") and U.S. citizenship.

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  • Can Anyone Get a Green Card by Marrying a U.S. Citizen?

    The myth that marrying a citizen helps anyone dispelled.

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