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Ricky Malik

Ricky Malik’s Legal Guides

11 total


  • Should you petition for a spouse who is undocumented (illegal) in the United States?

    The U.S. Citizen marries (or wants to marry) the foreign national who entered the U.S. with a visa, but overstayed This is generally the best situation. If the foreign national entered with a visa a

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  • Been Removed (deported), then re-entered the U.S. illegally and now once again in ICE custody

    Ask for Release ICE will be very unwilling to release someone with a "final order" but the non-citizen can petition to the Detention & Removal Office (DRO) to appeal to their humanitarian side to req

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  • Warnings for the Non Citizen before hiring a Criminal Attorney

    Warning 1: Attorney does not ask you if you are a citizen of the United States Even if you look and sound "American" and have an European sounding name, a criminal attorney who has successfully repre

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  • Filing a Motion to Reopen a removal (deportation) order with the Immigration Court?

    Getting the Entire History Information is the key to effectively reopening your case. Everything is documented and recorded relating to removal proceedings. You will need to order the transcript of

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  • How To Find A Family Member Who Has Been Detained

    Check ICE's detainee locator Go to https://locator.ice.gov/odls/homePage.do and type the biographical information about your loved one. If s/he is in Immigration custody, you should be able to loca

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  • Soliciting a Prostitute and the Risk of Deportation

    Every so often a non-citizen approaches me and requests a very confidential consultation because they have been charged or convicted for solicting a prostitute and they are worried that they may face removal (deportation) as a result. Prostitution is a ground of inadmissibility a...

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  • Exemption for English Test for U.S. Citizenship

    Qualifying for a waiver from the English language requirement for U.S. Citizenship.

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  • 212(h) Immigration Waiver

    The 212(h) Immigration Waiver.

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  • U Visas for Victims of Crime

    When an Immigrant is a victim of a severe crime and helps the police, investigators or prosecutors, it is possible to file and obtain a U nonimmigrant petition, which can lead to a greencard (LPR) after 3 years. Ricky Malik, Esq. www.rmlegal.com

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  • An overview of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration issued an executive order to allow young people who were brought to this country through no fault of their own to apply for legal status. Mirroring the DREAM act, this program went into affect on August 2012.

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