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  • What to expect at a master calendar hearing

    MOST IMPORTANT: The most important thing to do at the master calendar hearing is to appear in court at the appointed time. If you are in removal proceedings it is essential that you are represented by an attorney. WHAT HAPPENS: The master calendar hearing is a hearing to set a d...

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  • Cancellation of Removal for Non Legal Permanent Residents

    This is a highly complicated area of law that requires a professional's expertise. 1. Must have 10 years of Physical presence: Prior to the date of application you need to be in the US for 10 continuous years. That date begins when the alien enters the country and ends when the...

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  • Items to Bring to a I-485 Green Card Interview

    Items to Bring to a I-485 Green Card Interview: Original Marriage certificate Original birth certificates of Husband and Wife (with translation if necessary) Birth Certificates of any children Original tax returns and letter of employment for the U.S. citizen spouse Wedding phot...

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  • How to Extend a Tourist Visa

    Generally a tourist visa is issued by a US consulate abroad and good for a period between 3 to 6 months. MOST IMPORTANT: You should file for the extension at least a month before your current I-94 (entry document) expires. The best evidence you can provide of your intent to sta...

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  • Divorce Waiver and Removal of Conditional Green Card

    A common fact pattern is that a couple marries for love and then one of them wants a divorce before the application of the removal of the green card. MOST IMPORTANT-- The conditional green card holder can apply for the removal of the conditions by themselves if they have a final...

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  • Preparation for the I-485 initial interview based on marriage to a US citizen

    MOST IMPORTANT: Remember to listen to the questions asked by the interviewer/immigration officer and answer only the question asked. It is important to review important dates, your spouse's date of birth, ages of siblings. Have you met your spouse's parents? If so where and unde...

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  • Explanation of 245(i): Allowing people who entered the country illegally to get a green card

    WHATS MOST IMPORTANT Being 245(i) eligible means that a person can adjust status despite having entered the country illegally. However the major obstacle is that someone, either an employer of family member must have filed a petition for you before April, 30, 2001. So for exampl...

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  • Good news for same-sex couples

    It is now possible for same sex marriage couples to apply for a green card.. However, the couple must be married in a state inside the US that recognizes same sex marriage, for example Massachusetts, New York, Iowa or California. Another option is to be married in a foreign cou...

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  • Temporary Protected Status for Syrians

    Here is a checklist for Syrian to see if they qualify for Temporary Protected Status Form I-821

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  • The I-601A waiver

    The I-601A waiver has generated a lot of questions by foreign nationals. It is important to note that this waiver is only for unlawful presence and still requires the foreign national to possibly obtain the green card in the foreign national's home country. Some of the basic requ...

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