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Stuart Reich’s Legal Guides

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  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) FAQs

    In the absence of DREAM Act passage, President Obama has ordered Deferred Action for people who were were brought to the U.S. as children and have no legal status in the U.S. The idea is to help people who are basically stuck here through no fault of their own. Here's some basic info on DACA.

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  • Can a Foreign National Married to a U.S. Citizen Process Abroad if they Can't Adjust Status?

    If unlawful entry prevents adjustment her ein the U.S. and not 245(i)-eligible, can they process abroad? In theory, yes - but many people will not be able to do this as a practical matter. Being in

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  • Can the Green Card be Taken Away if the Foreign National Married Fraudulently?

    If it turns out that the foreign national only married the U.S. citizen to get permanent residence, can permanent residence be rescinded? Yes, although this is an unusual occurrence. USCIS does not m

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  • Can the Foreign National Work and Travel While the Marriage-Based Green Card Case is Pending?

    Can the foreign national work and travel while the case is pending? The foreign national will almost always be able to work legally within a few months of filing (this of course requires that an Empl

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  • Must the Couple Stay Married for the Foreign National to Get or Retain Permanent Residence?

    Can a foreign national get and keep permanent residence based on marriage to a U.S. citizen if the marriage ends? The answer depends on where the application is in the process at the time the marriag

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  • What impact does length of a marriage have on a Marriage-Based green card case?

    Does the length of time a couple is married have any effect on the process? Yes. If the couple is married for less than two years at the time of the interview, and the case is approved, only Conditio

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  • Can a Foreign National without an Approved Visa "Volunteer" for the New Employer?

    Can a foreign national who has timely applied for a new work visa work without pay or "volunteer" for the company? No. "Employment" for these purposes doesn't just mean getting paid; if the individua

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  • Entrepreneurship Legal Guide

    A guide to immigration for new businesses.

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  • Recapture of H-1B Time Spent Abroad

    Can a foreign national who has used up all six allowable years of H-1B eligibility get back or "recapture" time spent abroad to receive additional tim Yes. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services h

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  • Job Changes During the Permanent Residence Process

    An AC21 Portability Guide

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